Cloudraker | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Cloudraker

All-Mountain in Switzerland

This trip has become a serious classic and a must-do for passionate riders longing for the ultimate Alps trip. If you dream of getting off a lift high in the Alps, climbing for an hour to a high pass with spectacular views, having a quick cappuccino, then rolling downhill for, oh, an hour or more on fantastic singletrack, then this is for you. We'll gaze out at Mont Blanc from a little stone hut above Verbier, devour pasta in Italy and ride in the shadow of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. Cloudraker is a serious all-mountain buffet.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ride amazing Verbier.

Ride from the door of our hotel and back on amazing lift-accessed big mountain riding. 3138 m of down today!

Day 2: Ride to Italy.

A big day of adventure riding up and over a remote pass that is the border to Italy. Then it's all downhill to gelato & pasta!

Day 3: Shuttles & singletrack.

Options today! Mostly downhill shuttles, or a bigger traversing descent on some technical singletrack?

Day 4: Transfer to Val D'Anniviers. Sleep at 2350 m.Wake

A short transfer to a mountain biker's shangri-la. Afternoon ride to Zinal, a little town tucked in the big mountains.

Day 5: Ride to Sierre, transfer to Zermatt.

Wake up with views for miles. Then we ride across the mountains and down to the Rhone valley far below. Transfer to car-less Zermatt.

Day 6: Ride stagerring Zermatt.

Up Zermatt’s Gornergrat cog railway this morning for amazing rides and views of 29 peaks above 4000 m (13,000 feet). Afternoon to explore the town.

Day 7: Ride Zermatt, transfer to Verbier.

Another fantastic super-sized day in Zermatt, then we head back to Verbier to pack the bikes.

Day 8: Transfer to Geneva Airport.

This morning we'll drop you off at the Martigny train station for your direct train to Geneva Airport. Bon voyage!

What our Guests Say:

“In a world where epic has been overused, this trip certainly fits the real definition - I have never experienced anything so amazing.”

– Ray W.

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Details

Dates: August 20-27, 2017 | September 3-10, 2017

July 8-15, 2018 | August 19-26, 2018 | September 2-9, 2018
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Joining In: Geneva, Switzerland
Skill Level: 3 fitness, 3 technical
Type: All-Mountain
Land Cost: 2850 CHF (swiss francs) /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

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Skill Levels

To make sure that you are well prepared for your trip, please read the following ability guidelines carefully. It is important that you speak with us prior to booking your trip. Call us Toll Free in North America: 1-866-894-0220 or drop us an email: info@ridebig.com.

Each trip’s ability level is the minimum level required for that trip.

Fitness

Level 2

Exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes or more. Are comfortable with sustained output at athletic pace with occasional short anaerobic periods. Can ride 4-6 hours per day for 2-4 consecutive days and are comfortable pushing and hiking with the bike for sections.

Level 3

Exercise 3-4 times a week for 40 minutes are more. Are comfortable with sustained challenging pace including long periods of anaerobic exercise. Can climb for hours, ride 6+ hours a day for over 4 consecutive days with some technical hike-a-bike.

Technical

Level 2

Have been mountain biking for at least one year, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with loose rocks. Can ride with mild exposure at times. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

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