Ride a mountain bike around the TMB and discover the alpine cultures of France, Italy, and Switzerland!
Thanks to a well-adapted logistic assistance and our knowledge of the range, we will ride down secret runs and optimize the fun!
We carefully selected trails to enjoy riding in the most amazing mountain setting.
Each day our luggage is being taken care of, so we can ride light and have fun! Join us on this extraordinary journey and ride the pick of the bunch single-track trails around Mont Blanc.
Day 1 : CHAMONIX - VAL FERRET SUISSE
We first start our tour with Mont Blanc in the background, and ride up the French alpine pastures until we reach the alpine Swiss border. Then our bikes take us smoothly down a meandering trail into the forest.
A day to enjoy long downhill runs in France and Switzerland, before stopping for the night just below the Swiss-Italian border pass.
Vertical gain : 2 310ft / Drop : 13 370ft / Riding Distance : 20 miles
Day 2 : VAL FERRET SUISSE - COURMAYEUR
This is the great “all-biking” day! After riding up and over Grand Col Ferret (8 370ft), we first enjoy the beautiful downhill ride into Italy, and then continue up a quiet trail and onto the mountain ridge to admire a great view over Val Ferret. From there Grandes Jorasses (13 900ft) seem so impressive, yet so close. Impossible to miss such a great view brake! The day ends with a downhill ride into Courmayeur.
After a short transfer by minivan we reach our hotel, and later enjoy a relaxing time at the natural Pré Saint Didier spa (hydro massage therapy, sauna and steam room etc.) to sooth our muscles after the ride.
Vertical gain : 5 300ft / Drop : 9 250ft / Riding Distance : 19 miles
Day 3 : COURMAYEUR – LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE
We leave Italy and its alpine wilderness to ride into the enduro mountain biking region of Beaufortin. The forest single track trails require riding precision and strength. After one last minivan transfer, we start riding from Col du Joly(6 560ft), with an outstanding view of Mont Blanc in the background. The day ends with a splendid downhill ride into the Contamines valley.
Vertical gain : 4 600ft / Drop : 9 250ft / Riding Distance : 28 miles
Day 4 : LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE - CHAMONIX
Last but not least, today’s riding leg offers a selection of single-track trails and landscapes. It is a great opportunity to test our bike’s components while enjoying the pure pleasure of riding.
From the hut, we ride down the single-track trail and then follow the ancient Roman road to the village of Les Contamines. Weather and trail conditions permitting, we can ride the train to Col de Voza (5 940ft), and then mountain bike down the varied trail options to St Gervais.
Technical descents alternate with mellower sections of alpine pastures, through the mountain resorts of Servoz, les Houches and Chamonix. Then finally comes the cherry on the cake: our last downhill ride from the peak of Brevent (8 350ft) all the way to Chamonix!
Vertical gain : 1 800ft / Drop : 10 700ft / Riding Distance : 19 miles
Note : The mountain biking guide in charge of the group may have to adapt trip program to weather and mountain conditions, and to match riders’ fitness level and riding skills.
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2015 PRICE : 790€ per person (minimum 5 riders)
Trip organisation, supervision and guiding
Souvenirs and drinks (Make sure you bring euros in cash)
Half-board accommodation in mountain hut or basic hotel (dormitory)
Mandatory civil liability insurance as well as comprehensive insurance
The picnic lunches
|Bike rental if necessary|
Entrance fee at The spa in Pré St Didier
Transfers during the trip
Moutain bike rental (optional) : bikers can rent an endure-type mountain bike for the 4 days. Cost : 250€
MISC : Valid passport or ID card. Bring some extra cash (euros) for small personal expenses
THE COMPAGNIE DES GUIDES' PLUS POINTS :
- A truly all-inclusive trip
- Only 5 people minimum required to make a group
- 7 people max per mountain biking guide.
GRADE AND TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY : (scale of increasing difficulty from 1 to 5)
- Technique: 4,5 wheels
- Strength : 3 legs
ACCOMODATION AND LOGISTICS : 3 nights in auberge or simple hotel (in dormitory). Riders carry their backpack for the day. Luggage are transported by our minivan along the trip.
GUIDING : Each mountain leader (with a mountain biking certification) guides groups of 7 people maximum. For maximum safety and quality guiding, a second mountain leader joins the group at 8 people.
Important : no booking accepted in our scheduled groups for people under the age of 18.
MEETING PLACE : At 8H00, on day 1, in front of the Compagnie des Guides, Place de l’Eglise, Chamonix. Information meeting at 6pm on the evening before departure at the Compagnie des Guides to check your personal equipment. Don't forget your mountain bike !
INSURANCE : Our mountain leaders are self-employed professionals, and therefore covered under a liability insurance via the French Mountain Leaders Association (SNAM). As a tour operator, the Compagnie des Guides Voyages is also covered under a tour operator liability insurance contract (MMA IARD).
Repatriation and cancellation insurance are available from our office. Repatriation insurance is mandatory. We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance.
EQUIPMENT : See attached list.
CLIMATE : Alpine climate can change very quickly. It can become suddenly very cold as getting higher in altitude. It is not unusual to get some snow in the summer. Therefore, do not forget to bring warm clothing, even if the weather forecast predicts good weather. You should also be able to protect yourself against the sun that can be very hot in altitude. In other words, you should always carry along whatever you might need to face any kind of weather.
NOTE : The Chamonix Guides Company and/or the mountain leader/biking instructor may have to adapt trip logistics according to weather, terrain conditions, and participants biking ability. Changes are always made in the interest of our clientèle, for the benefit of the group, and to make the trip successful.
You are a private group, you can ask for a customized trip, and have your own guide !
- Exclusive guide
A more individualized relationship between your group and the professional.
- Choose your date of departure
You can choose your date of departure within the limit of the hut availabilities.
- Flexibility all along the trip
Depending on weather conditions, your level and your expectations, the guide can suggest you some different options of itinerary.
Contact us if you need more information :
Tel : +33 4 50 53 00 88 or Email : deborah