Post by Mary on April 5, 2019
We recently had a trip cancellation, which has freed up a slot during prime Alpine Singletrack summertime! 26th July-9th August is right at the heart of the summer season in the Alps. All of our trips are possible!
If you’re looking for some lift-assisted riding then all the chair lifts and cable cars are open so you can maximise your singletrack descents with our Alpine Singletrack and Alpine Enduro trips. Weather conditions are normally most stable in July and August and the winter snow has usually finally melted away from the highest cols. All the huts and refuges are open. This makes all four of our point-to-point tours possible. Try the quiet trails, the breathtaking scenery and flowing singletrack of the Eiger Tour. Complete what is possibly the most famous alpine circuit in the world, the Tour du Mont Blanc crossing big cols and a new country almost every day. If you have more time and endurance then our Chamonix to Zermatt is possibly the best mountain biking route in the world. Big climbs, even bigger descents with great technical riding and stunning scenery. For the most experienced mountain bikers the Tour of Monte Rosa is our most challenging and our newest mountain bike tour. If you’re looking for a real adventure that will really test your bike skills then this is the trip for you. We think our guests from previous years are best placed to describe our trips so here’s what they think:
“We spent a few days riding with Jamie on some superb steep rocky and rooty trails, which is what we asked for and he delivered in abundance.He could not do enough for us, really top guy , very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely book with Ride the Alps again.” Dominic Dowley, Alpine Singletrack
“6 days of tailored to suit riding was the request to Jamie at Ride the Alps. The result was 6 days of brilliant riding, Mont Blanc in the back ground, days and days of fast descents. We even got roadside view of the Tour de France one afternoon. A night in a refuge high up a mountain side. Different trails every day. 3rd time with Ride the Alps, getting better, but still can’t keep up with Jamie! Perfect sunshine and perfect riding. Thanks, Joe.” Joe Viveash, Alpine Enduro.
“Another excellent trip, first class guiding and quality technical descents, with the usual high standard of accommodation throughout. More rosti? Yes please!” Ramsay Shaw, The Eiger Tour
“The Tour du Mont Blanc was amazing and a once in a lifetime for our group. We investigated a number of other companies, but our group was very experienced and fit and we wanted to make sure the guides were up for the challenge. I can say that Jamie being a former Pro Rider was amazing in his ability to teach us new technical skills, guide us to the most amazing riding given the weather and tailor the rides to the skill sets of our group. We can’t thank Ride the Alps enough for the incredible planning, amazing food, and of course the riding. By far the best guiding company in the Alps… We will be back for another adventure soon! All the best , Mick/ Kristen, Sverre/Erin, Brady/ Sarah “ Dave Mickelson, Tour du Mont Blanc
“The Tour of Monte Rosa was an epic adventure. I’ve ridden loads of trips with Ride the Alps and this has to be my favourite trip so far. Stunning views, great accommodation, tough climbs and descents that challenge you but leave you grinning ? We’re not sure how to top it next year. Thanks again for the Awesome Epic Adventure!” Paul Main, Tour of Monte Rosa
“The Chamonix to Zermatt is the ultimate 7 day mountain bike ride for experienced mountain bike riders and Jamie is the ultimate mountain bike guide. This trip had it all, from summiting high passes and 2000 meter a day climbs, to the famous downhill section with “58 switchbacks”, to long smooth flowy sections, to the sometimes dreaded but still fun hike-a-bike sections. There are also areas with a bit of exciting exposure. We passed through numerous fairy tale type French and Swiss villages and were constantly among the most breath taking views the Alps can offer. This combined with the fact that it is impossible to imagine a better guide, bike mechanic, medic, and instructor with such a quick big smile as Jamie! All together the C2Z trip adds up to possibly the very best mountain bike ride in the world! Definitely an experience of a lifetime. Absolutely loved it!!” Ladd Austere, Chamonix to Zermatt
Get in touch if you’re interested in riding with us this summer!