This is a standard itinerary given only as a guide. The guide also reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit weather conditions and the ability of the group on the day.
The Ride the Alps mountain bike tour of the mighty Monte Rosa is a true adventure. 5 days of spectacular biking featuring a glacier crossing, a profusion of 4000m peaks, high altitude huts, bike park fun, very technical singletrack, some big climbs, breathtaking views and a smattering of tough hike-a-bike sections!
The Tour of Monte Rosa starts and finishes in a pretty Alpine village in the Swiss Valais. After a ride up to Zermatt we use the lifts to test our bikes and make sure everything is working well before we take the last lift to a high point and a short hike-a-bike to our hut for the night. Here we meet the high Mountain Guide who runs the hut and who will carry the crevasse rescue gear the next day as he accompanies us across the glacier to the Italian border. After the glacier crossing in the morning we descend into Cervinia and play in the bike park. Some great technical trails here lead us past breathtakingly beautiful lakes and stunning scenery to our first Italian refuge. We have a very warm welcome at this stunning spot. The next day we cross 2 high passes including some sustained technical riding but we take advantage of the lifts where possible and enjoy exploring! After arriving into the historic town of Alagna we have a valley bottom climb to our second beautifully located Italian refuge where we overnight. This is a great location with excellent food. The next day is our biggest climb. We follow an ancient traders’ route up to a col, followed by a massive technical descent to the picturesque Italian town of Macugnaga. The next morning begins with a cable car ride and then a short carry before another huge descent back into Switzerland. For this final day there are some tough pushing/hiking sections, some exposed trails and of course some spectacular singletrack.
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