This is a standard 2 day itinerary given only as a guide. The guide also reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit weather and snow conditions and the ability of the group on the day.
We can alter this itinerary to suit novice mountain bikers. Email us for an itinerary specific to your group.
Geneva airport pick-up. Arrival at the Chalet, settle in and briefing from the guide. O/N Samoens.
We’ll ride from the door of the chalet today. We follow the pisted riverside trails, very gently climbing up to the head of the valley, getting used to the bikes. We’ll ride a short loop around the stunning Cirque du Fer a Cheval before settling down to admire the view over lunch in the perfectly situated restaurant. After a fun descent back down to the village we’ll take a van transfer up to the famous Tour de France “Col de Joux Plane”.
From here we’ll ride up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints above Samoens village – a peak known as the “Bourgeoise”. The descent off the summit is absolutely brilliant! At the end of the day there is the option of doing a cheeky uplift to Morillon 1100m and having a super-fun blast down the ski piste once the lifts have closed and the skiers are gone. 5-6 hours fat biking. Approx 350m height gain, 1,500m descent, 1,800m highest point. O/n Samoens.
Today we take a van transfer to a different valley. From the sleepy hamlet of Bonnavaz we will climb steadily up a wooded valley on pisted trails, perhaps stopping for a “vin chaud” in a traditional alpine “buvette” before continuing on to the Col de L‘Encrenaz and possibly beyond, depending on snow conditions. We will have our lunch in a beautiful traditional restaurant soaking up the view.
The descent back to the van is through woods and open snow-covered pasture. 5 hours fat biking. Approx 750m height gain, 750m descent. 1,500m highest point.
There may be the opportunity for a short ride this morning before departing for the airport. O/n Samoens.