Verbier by our bike guide Ella
Is mountain biking accessible to all?
Yes, we believe that Singletrail lessons are suitable to all. There is plenty of trails from beginner to advanced level. Our instructors are trained to work with children or even coach professional mountain bikers.
We recommend private guiding to those who are new to the area and would like to explore the trails with local guides. We offer family tours that suit even the smallest family members, with focus on local culture and mountains.
For those who wish to develop their bike skills further we offer Singletrail Coaching Clinics. From newbies building their confidence to an intermediate wanting to learn to jump or master technical trails, or an advanced rider looking to refine their skill set and progress further, Singletrail enduro and downhill clinics coaches have the right skillset to take your riding to the next level.
Do you have a favourite trail/route? Why?
Perhaps Gentianes – Dahu – Le Chable trail network. The trail starts at the bottom of Mont Fort glacier at 2900m. Most of the summer months you can make a snowball, and there is a good chance you will spot a group of chamois and marmottes on the way down to Dahu. Dahu is a high alpine pasture, where you will ride pass herds of Hérens cows – An ancient cow breed that can be found only in this unique corner of Switzerland, beautiful springs and small natural lakes. You can refresh yourself at Cabane MontFort and treat yourself with a traditional Valasian plate and enjoy majestic views of surrounding 4000m high glaciers massifs. Riding down from Dahu, the trail will lead you through pastures, hidden 100-year-old alpine villages and pine forests. Why is our personal favorite? There is a plenty of trail combinations to pick that take you down to the valley, that run right next to each other from easy to expert.
E-bikes seem to be ever more popular; What makes it so great?
We recommend e-bike to those who would like to explore more, pedal further and ride higher. The e-bikes instantly give you an endurance of a pro athlete. One of our clients in his 70s said he feels like he is 30 again, and he would have never thought he will be able to go for a 60 km mountain biking tour.
Looking at extreme what is there to offer in Verbier for the advanced?
Verbier has the largest mountain biking area in Switzerland and one of the biggest in the Alps. With an extensive network of red and black, both downhill and enduro trails this place is a true extreme mountain biking mecca. The same mountains that draw the freeride skiers in the winter make the resort an alpine gem worth visiting year round.
Is there a favourite lunch spot on the mountain that you stop in?
Perhaps the La Marmotte. It’s easily accessible by mountain bikers of all levels, and their Röstis are heavenly.
What do you think makes Verbier the perfect summer destination?
Verbier sits at the edge to second biggest natural reserve in Switzerland, spanning over 150 km2. The natural beauty of the resort in unparalled and suprisingly different in every season. There is more than 500 km of signposted hiking and walking trails with different themes such as gastronomic, educational, natural sights ...
Verbier is Whistler of Europe for mountain bikers. With the biggest single trail network in Switzerland spanning over 826 Km and a well maintained bike park with good trail sortiment from beginner to expert trails, this place is an ultimate dream for every rider, and those who wish to enjoy the panoramic views on two wheels.
Verbier offers various other leisure pursuits: 2 golf courses, horse riding parcours, climbing routes, 3 via Ferratas and 1 via Cordata, scooters, paragliding and many more.