Alpine Introduction For novices on their first trip to the Alps

If it’s your first time riding in the Alps then we offer a huge range of trails to build up your confidence and skills in this very different environment to British riding. We choose trails that will get you used to the exposure and the altitude, before then introducing all the Alps have to offer in terms of gradients.

We time this progression with the ability of the riders and will only ever show the trails that will suit you and help you get the most out of your stay and make it a natural progression that your skills will improve.

double track mountain views guided biking

Endless Routes Tailored To You

Our guides are CTC trained, 1st aid qualified and are experts on riding and the area. You will feel the passion they have for the sport and the determination to make your holiday and rides the very best.

We have a great selection of novice trails to get you going and develop your skills and stamina. The lifts still run so don't worry about too much uphill either!

guided double track riding in switzerland

The resort lies at 1,620m and our riding goes up to 3,100m with great trails and scenery.

Zermatt has some wide sweeping trails to build your confidence and we have some excellent bikes for you to rent if you need to. We will really get you into (or back into) mountain biking!

Zermatt The Village

As a village, Zermatt has it all. Based at 1,620m it has the most iconic mountain in the world as a backdrop, a massive, high-altitude international ski area, some of the best mountain restaurants in the world and a traditional Swiss chocolate-box feel. Car-free Zermatt boasts the name of one of the best resorts in the world and delivers in every respect.

The village has a mix of rustic old wooden Stadels and Grand Luxury hotels. The main street is fully traffic free, except the occasional horse drawn carriage and is packed with lively bars, restaurants and shops. At any time of the day, there’s an amazing atmosphere across the entire resort.

On your day off, why not try summer skiing? Zermatt boasts the largest summer ski area in the Alps – you can ski here every day of the year!

family guided mountain bike groups in the alps

Other activities

We also have a huge range of other activities awaiting you.

  • Climbing
  • Para-gliding
  • Ice-Walking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking or walking with our Flat Coat Retriever Charlie

Just about everything you could ask for!

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.

Zermatt is a car-free resort; this however does not mean that getting around or to and from the resort is difficult. The trains travel straight into the resort centre and then electric taxis can move you around the resort itself. There is even a free electric ski bus to get you to the lifts. If you are driving to the resort, it’s still easy. Simply park your car at the village of Täsch and then take the 10 minute shuttle train straight into the resort centre.

Travelling to Zermatt
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 3hr 45min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 2hr 50min
Train Transfer Time from *Geneva: 3hr 40min
Train Transfer Time from *Zürich: 3hr 30min
Driving Distance from Calais: 560 miles

* Swiss Fly-Luggage available

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation from 2 to 5 star, apartments and hotels

Chalets and Apartments (Self-catered):

We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 8-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the lifts and free village bus.

All our hotels, chalets and apartments are fully ABTA protected.

Hotels:

Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5-star hotels.


Booking

OTP Holidays Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, we have ADULT prices, and discounted prices for CHILDREN up to 16yrs old.

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • Expert, flexible and personal mountain bike guiding
  • Up to 10% discount on bike rental equipment (if required)
  • Massive choice of high standard and spacious apartment or hotel accommodation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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