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Thrill-Seeking Biking Events in Verbier this Summer
6th July 2019
With a list of exciting and challenging cycling, motorcycling and e-Biking events scheduled in Verbier this Summer, we have everything you need to know about the biggest and best two-wheeled adventures for 2019. What’s more, here at Chalet Apartment Rentals, we have a beautiful range of apartments for rent in Verbier and chalet holiday rentals, ideal to kick back and relax in after a thrill-seeking day of exploring the magnificent Swiss Alps. Just what you’ll deserve!
Cycling in Verbier
This diverse region of Switzerland offers a mixture of differing, world-class cycling trails. When up in the sunny mountainous region of Verbier, you’ll find countless routes that present resplendent views and an environment ideal for cycling. Despite being very popular with tourists and locals during the ski season, tracks remain in great condition as riders are provided with both challenging ascents and highly enjoyable descents.
Come with us and experience an adrenaline-filled couple of months of biking events in Verbier this summer!
Tour des Stations
A cycling enduro in the heart of the Alps, the Tour des Stations presents riders with the opportunity to travel from Verbier’s collection of outstanding ski stations. This is an event that attracts more than 2000 participants each year, and is one that has witnessed substantial growth since its inception. This cycling event proposes three routes of differing distances, following the concept of the Marmotte Granfondo Series:
220km – Martigny to Verbier.
140km – Crans Montana to Verbier.
50km – Conthey to Verbier.
Participants will travel through the alluring countryside of the Canton of Valais, take in the mountainous vineyards, captivating villages and internationally renowned resorts, such as Verbier. Wherever you set off from, you’ll wind up in the elegant village of Verbier, surrounded by all its beauty. Talk to our friendly team to coordinate your ride and we’ll provide you with affordable holiday rentals in Verbier.
This event takes place on August 10th, with the cost of entry dependant on your chosen route and itinerary. Register and view more information today at Tour des Stations.
Grand Raid – Verbier to Grimentz
One of Europe’s most renowned mountain bike races, Grand Raid is a cycling enthusiast’s dream. A marathon mountain bike experience, this event is marked as the world’s top mountain bike race. With an average of 2,500 participants each year, this is a cycling extravaganza that gives riders a true test of stamina and technique.
August 23rd – 24th
The full race, from Verbier to Grimentz, is 125km.
Other staring locations include; Nendaz (92 km), Hérémence (68 km) and Evolène (37 km).
Entry price ranges from CHF 180. – CHF 100. depending on your start location.
Even if you don’t participate in the race, the event still creates a tangible buzz that is great for any individual to experience. So, whether you’re up for the challenge of the climb or not, immerse yourself in this electrifying atmosphere.
Verbier Bike Fest
This event is extremely popular and this year is certainly no different. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will roll into Verbier for a three day, action packed event. Here’s what to expect from the high octane fest:
FMX shows and daring stunts.
Motorcycle exhibitions and tests, with all brands present.
Leading the way for ‘green cycling’, e-Bikes are becoming increasingly popular all over Europe. With global warming a pressing issue and different red flags being indicated with regularity, it is important that we acknowledge sustainable travel. The Verbier e-Bike Festival is held between August 15th – 18th and here’s what you can expect from the eagerly anticipated three day event:
Tour du Val de Bagnes by Altis – A timed enduro race taking the form of three different distances; 38km, 66km or 100km. Test yourself by all means however, you will have the assistance of your battery if needs be!
e-Bike tests – Discuss the latest and most advanced e-Bikes on the market with the pros. The 100% e-Bike focused Expo Village is the location and e-Bikes is undoubtedly the subject!
Rando Gourmande by Rent a Bike – Discover the culinary delights of nearby locations Valais and Val de Bagnes.
Discovery tours – Enjoy a selection of loops on e-bIkes, either guided or independently.
Kids race and entertainment – The impossible climb, an organised kids race and concerts.
Biking Adventures and Luxury Accommodation in Verbier
Whichever biking adventure suits you this summer, we guarantee that we have a Verbier chalet rental or apartment that will make your trip to Switzerland complete. Contact our friendly booking team to discuss availability and our range of holiday chalet options and additional services in detail. We look forward to welcoming you to Verbier and, with our extensive knowledge of the area, guiding you to the best biking experiences in the region!