After experiencing the once in a lifetime adventure of mountain biking through the Alps on the Tour du Mont Blanc with our world class biking guide Jamie (Ride the Alps), we knew we had to make another highly popular route, Chamonix to Zermatt, happen sooner rather than later. So this September, 2 years later, we ventured out once again with 4 couples, all close friends, with Jamie as our guide and Soren Rickards, his incredibly talented photographer and friend.
It was yet again an absolutely wonderful experience riding through the beautiful Swiss Alps and little towns and villages along the way, with all the traditional charm and beauty Switzerland is known for. It was truly a magical experience. Jamie's in depth knowledge of every trail, switchback, technical section, as well as his time preparing us before each section to know exactly what to expect and teaching us techniques along the way, made it all perfectly exciting and fun. The views were stunning, the trails were challenging, exciting, spectacular, with the perfect variety of single track, long and scenic mountain trails, beautiful towns and villages to ride through and see, cols and tarmac to climb, long and sweeping downhill, and not to mention the exquisite food all along the way.
Jamie knows every detail to make it all go perfectly in any weather conditions and for any level of rider. We were amazed by his expertise and could not have had the experience we had without him as our guide. He made it all work out wonderfully, kept our bikes working in tip top condition, and rescued us from every hairy situation we got ourselves in...we simply wouldn't dare do it without him.
Mary made all the arrangements for our travels which made everything run so smoothly so we were well prepared and knew exactly what to expect. Combining the two of their skill sets, along with Soren's incredible photography to capture the breathtaking views and action shots all along the way, makes this mountain biking experience the ideal adventure. We highly recommend Ride the Alps to anyone wanting to experience the Alps this way, it is truly the adventure and experience of a lifetime. We can't wait to go back!
Kristen Mickelson, September 2019
Chamonix to Zermatt