MTB guiding and coaching in the Swiss Alps

Sorties VTT en Suisse Romande

No need to tell you how empty the peaceful mountains of French-speaking Switzerland seem to us without you and that we are gnawing our brakes while waiting for this ugly virus to finally let us see a return to normal.

As with many of you, the recent events have profoundly changed our activity, but shouldn't a good mountain bike guide be prepared for all eventualities after all?

Guided enduro shuttles in Switzerland

Concretely, from the beginning of May, it is our famous enduro mountain biking weekends and guided shuttles weekends that resume service to discover the best trails in Valais and Switzerland in their downhill version. Due to the exceptional circumstances, we have put in place special measures to offer adequate transport conditions and on the trails, we will also take care to maintain a sufficient distance in groups of riders. Many of you have contacted us to find out the dates of our next shuttles, and we have therefore planned to ensure guided mountain bike shuttles in Valais every weekend in May ... what better way to get out of the confinement period?

Enduro MTB & e-mtb Coaching

Regarding MTB coaching sessions, we have confirmation that the ski lifts will be operational from June. The driving lessons at Verbier are therefore taking place, with a large number of ates at the start of the season to allow you to start the season on the best possible bases, and receive all the useful advice to make the most of the trails without worrying about '' having to pass pins, engage in steep portions or take steps.

As for specific e-bike riding lessons, they are already scheduled and dates are already open for the month of May, especially in the Martigny region, an excellent playground for practicing and improving your skills with the advice of your mountain bike coach.

It is of course always possible to book a day or half day course on the date of your choice, for mountain biking as for e-bike. Do not hesitate to contact us to find a date that suits you.

It is important to note that for the moment all group lessons will be limited to 5 people. So do not wait too long to reserve your place because the most interesting dates are likely to quickly fill up, and to comply with health recommendations, we will be unable to extend the number of participants per group.

Mountainbike trips

We have been forced to rethink our season to comply with current health requirements and to a lesser extent the current impossibility of considering traveling abroad in a comfortable way. The start of the Exoride 2020 mountain biking season will therefore be more local than ever and we will not complain because the magnificent playground offered by the Swiss Alps offers very good prospects for our next mountain biking outings in French-speaking Switzerland and in Valais. We are of course monitoring the development and remain positive to all of you who have already booked your mountain bike trip for this autumn and winter in Iran and Morocco. If necessary, we will ensure all the flexibility necessary to offer you the best possible conditions for the process.

We have also relaxed our conditions of sale for bookings made after March 15, to allow the more impatient to pre-register on a next trip without obligation of deposit.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

We will do a point with you in the coming weeks, depending on the evolution of the situation, but the period is favorable to know how to be satisfied with what we are lucky to have, and we are already very happy to find you very soon on the roads, and take advantage of the alpine air and the beautiful landscapes to forget as much as possible this health crisis.

Take good care of yourself and look forward to sharing the paths with you!

 

 

 

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What is my technical level?

  • Level 1/4

You already practice mountain biking and are already able to control your speed and your trajectories on uneven ground, lightly steep and without exposure. You can ride shorter, more technical portions on your local courses.

  • Level 2/4

You are a regular practitioner with past experiences on mountainous terrain. You control the ascent and descent on trails from moderate to steep sometimes with natural obstacles such as roots or rocks. You are able to cross small steps or rocks up to 20 centimeters high, uphill and downhill. Your experience lets you know when to walk when the terrain becomes too exposed or dangerous.

  • Level 3/4

You are a regular practitioner who appreciates technical and steep trails. You are comfortable on the dry as in the fat, uphill as downhill. You are able to easily ride a red track in a bikepark, climb steps up to 30 centimeters, uphill and downhill, and make small jumps in a controlled manner when the terrain requires it. In addition, you are comfortable with the exhibition. Your experience lets you know when to walk when the terrain becomes too exposed or dangerous.

  • Level 4/4

You are an experienced practitioner with more than five years of regular practice. Your skills allow you to confidently tackle all types of natural or artificial obstacles. Wet roots, stones, very steep terrain, tight pins requiring noseturns, jumps, gaps and drops. You are comfortable on courses classified black bikepark or have already participated in several competitions. Your experience lets you know when to walk when the terrain becomes too exposed or dangerous.

  • A doubt about your level?

If you live in Suisse Romande or in the region, do not hesitate to join one of our MTB clinics.

What is my physical level?

  • Level 1/4

You are rather sporty and do regular physical activities. You are able to do about 3 to 4 hours of regular mountain biking on a daily basis over a period of up to 4 consecutive days.

  • Level 2/4

You are a regular sportsman and do physical activities of about half an hour at least 2 to 3 times a week. You are able to do about 4 to 6 hours of mountain biking daily at a steady pace over a period of up to 6 consecutive days. You are also able to push and carry your MTB on long portions.

  • Level 3/4

You are a regular sportsman and do physical activities of about 45 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a week. You are able to do 6 hours or more of ATV every day by feeling comfortable in the effort at a steady pace over a period of up to 6 consecutive days. You are also able to make long climbs push and carry your MTB on long runs.

  • Level 4/4

You are an experienced sportsman and do physical activities of 45 minutes or more at least 5 times a week. You are able to do 6 hours or more of mountainbiking daily by feeling comfortable in the effort at a steady pace over a period of more than 6 consecutive days. You are also able to make long climbs push and carry your mountainbike on long runs.

What material?

  • The bike

BIKE   E-BIKE
Suitable for MTB and E-MTB

BIKE   E-BIKE
SUitable for MTB but not for E-MTB

BIKE   E-BIKE
Suitable for E-MTB but not for MTB

 

To make the most of this program, only all-mountain / enduro all-suspension bicycles (between 140 and 180 front-to-rear travel) are allowed in order to respect the homogeneity of the group. If this program is for e-bikes, the battery should offer good autonomy.

If you do not have a suitable mountainbike or e-mountainbike or do not want to travel with your own, Exoride offers MTB or e-MTB rental at a good price. This option is available in the registration form.

If you come with your own bike, thank you to have it completely revised in a shop and change the wear parts before your departure (tires, brake pads, ...)
  • The rider

A complete and detailed list of the equipment to be provided will be sent to you before your departure. For the ride, you will need to be equipped with an enduro jet helmet or with detachable chin strap (highly recommended), kneepads, a windbreaker, a backpack with integrated protection, a multitool, a replacement derailleur hanger for your bike, an inner tube with presta valve and a survival blanket.

Exoride offers advantageous packs for the rental of certain protections. These options are available in the registration form for this trip.

What assurances?

  • Illness and accident

Health and accident insurance coverage is mandatory. You must make sure that it covers you in the mountain biking and risky sports, the mountain air evacuation in the country of the stay of your choice.

In addition to your insurance, we strongly encourage you to join the REGA so to complete your services in the event of an accident in the mountains.

  • Cancellation

Do not risk losing the cost of your stay or your flight in case of injury, illness or personal emergency. Purchase a cancellation insurance or check the coverage of this kind of damage. By paying your stay and your flight with your Mastercard or Visa credit card you can already be insured to cover these costs.

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