Downhill Safari 6 Courses, 6 Days!

We have a fantastic holiday for Downhill Riders with 6 different downhill courses in 6 days! All lift ascent and very long flowing rides with the best trails, jumps, North Shore – we have it all ready and waiting for you!

You have a full week on the best trails, with a Downhill tour covering the Rhône Valley and mountains. The tour coming with a support crew and transportation of your luggage, clothes, spares etc…

The Swiss Valais Alps offer such a huge range of DH trails, and it is our aim to show you the very best of them entirely suited to your ability and preferences.

Downhill Dreams Supported Riding Week

downhill tour - park in verbier

This is an example of the itinerary and is in NO WAY set in stone. During the first day of riding an individual plan will be discussed with yourself and the guides. The guides will gauge your preferences and ability and you will both plan a set up for the week.

Travel by Swiss Rail to Verbier, Les 4 Vallées, Switzerland. Meet up with your guides and settle into our hotel. Bike checks and any adjustments required, on hand we have bike mechanics as required. Warm up ride for those who wish it and depending on arrival times

Day 1 Verbier

Lift: gondola.

The Verbier Downhill Track, Bike Park and IXS Swiss Cup track. Transfer to Anzere for overnight stay.

crans-montana dh riding

Day 2 The famous Kryptonite Hill, Anzere

Lift: gondola.

The Anzere Downhill track, Bike Park and ISX Swiss Cup track. Transfer to Crans Montana for overnight stay

Day 3 Crans Montana

Lift: gondola.

Ride all 4 Crans Montana Downhill tracks, Bike Park and ISX Swiss Cup Track. Overnight stay in Crans Montana

northshore riding in the alps

Day 4 Choice Day

Experience more Downhill tracks in Crans Montana or head over to Leukerbad with the 22 Thermal Baths.

For those with the energy, an afternoon on the secret natural DH trail of the upper Valais!

Transfer to Brig / Bellwald.

Day 5 Bellwald & Rosswald

Lift: chair & gondola.

The famous Bellwald Downhill track and ISX Swiss Cup track. For those with arms of steel and brakes to match ~ the Rosswald DH Extreme! Transfer to Zermatt for overnight stay.

downhill biking near the glacier

Day 6 Zermatt

Lift: high speed funicular train.

The Zermatt Downhill track, ISX Swiss Cup track and 4 x track

The Villages The Resorts You Ride Into

dirt berms in the swiss alps

Verbier

The village is predominantly made up of chalets and claim to offer over 25,000 opportu­nities for overnight stays. The village is set up around a few small roundabouts and branches out from them. All the main shops, bars and restaurants are based around this area. The resort isn’t short of money either and a few well know celebrities own places here and holiday in the resort. It is a very lively resort and known for bringing in the Nuevo rich clientele. This gives the village a very cosmopolitan feel and has a wide range of choices for food. There is pretty much a restaurant from every main food type, and within that is a range of prices and quality. This means a small walk around and you will almost certainly find something to suit your taste buds.


Anzère

Anzère lies on a sunny terrace at 1,500m above the Rhône Valley, only 15kms from Sion, the capital of the canton. Thanks to its favoured location, Anzère quickly grew to become a modern but compact holiday village. The surrounding countryside is dotted with alpine huts, usually built in stone or timber toasted a rich brown by the sun.

dirt jump mountain bike

Crans Montana

The resort is a fusion of the two centres of Crans and Montana. Crans-Montana combines all the comforts of a modern holiday resort with a huge natural landscape with panoramic views of the Valais Alps. The new side to Crans-Montana offers the biggest alpine shopping centre in the Alps. It also boasts a renowned cultural and congress centre and a wide range of great accommodation. It is located on a plateau above Sierre allowing huge views over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn in particular.


Bellwald and Rosswald

big dh drops in the swiss alps

Bellwald lies on a beautiful and sunny spot in the Valais Alps at 1,600m. Active guests will be delighted with the large sport and cultural offer. The impressive scenery and the surrounding summits offer extensive activities in all seasons.


Zermatt

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, fuel car-free village. Zermatt boasts the name of one of the best winter resorts in the world and delivers in every respect. The village itself 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.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

The tour is a supported, so as soon as you arrive in Verbier for the first day, you will not have to worry about moving your luggage to any other resort. Each day, you will take your day pack and leave all larger luggage with the support crew and they will transport it to the next location. They are also on hand to deal with malfunctions of bikes and to collect people should they come into difficulties.

  Flying

Our partners at Switzerland Travel Centre can provide good value and fully ATOL protected scheduled flights from most major UK airports to Geneva, Sion, Basel and Zurich – there are some great deals to be had!

You are welcome to provide your own flights if you prefer, perhaps using one of the many Low Cost airlines flying to Geneva, Basel or Zurich. We can advise you of the best flights and times.

There are now Low Cost airline flights to Geneva from Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham East Midlands, Robin Hood Doncaster, Stansted and Southampton – so we should be able to find a flight for you!

Self Drive

Self driving is not fully beneficial, as the tour is a point to point ride. Your entire luggage is transported for you to each over night location. However we can include a Train Transfer, to and from, your car at an extra supplement.

Transfers:

Travelling to Verbier and Zermatt
Verbier Zermatt
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 4hr 40min 3hr 45min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 3hr 45min 2hr 50min
Train Transfer Time from *Geneva: 3hr 10min 3hr 40min
Train Transfer Time from *Zürich: 4hr 35min 3hr 30min
Driving Distance from Calais: 540 miles 560 miles

* Swiss Fly-Luggage available (Zermatt Only)

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

A Place To Sleep With Magic Luggage

As we travel round on the OTP Valais Tour, we stay in a variety of accommodation. Your luggage and spares are moved for you with our support team.


Verbier, Les 4 Vallées Hotel Les Touristes

Hotel Les Touristes is the oldest operating hotel in Verbier. Thanks to its location in the old village of Verbier, it is in contact with an environment where local traditions were once present and are still partially vibrant today. The hotel is thus located in an area that gives access to a certain authenticity of the old village of Verbier.


Anzere Hotel Zodiaque

Hotel Zodiaque is ideally situated in the heart of the pedestrian zone of Anzère village. The hotel enjoys a wonderful view over the Valaisian Alps. The proximity of the MTB lifts, shops, restaurants and their patios makes it just the place for a great stay. Lounge, TV-room, library, video, internet corner, wifi, computer games, billiards, kicker, underground parking


Crans Montana Hotel Ad'Eldorado

The Eldorado hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Crans-Montana in an incomparably quiet and sunny spot. A stone's throw from the MTB lifts, the hotel has kept its atmosphere and offers an excellent cuisine and a personalised service.


Brig (Bellwald & Rosswald) Hotel Post

It is a great value Pension Hotel in a good location and with plenty of secure bike storage. Comfortable bedrooms with en-suite facilities, cable TV, radio, telephone nice views.


Zermatt Hotel Petit (2-star)

A great value 2-star hotel is based in a great central location and plenty of secure bike storage. Comfortable bedrooms with en-suite facilities, cable TV, radio, telephone nice views.

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.

Because the prices vary depending on the size of your group to guide ratio, the below prices are based on 6 people riding together with one guide.

Holiday Price incl. Accommodation, 6 full days of guiding, lifts, support and transfers
Summer 2015 Child – 16yrs Adult
RIDING from £899 £949

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

  • 7 nights high standard and spacious hotel accommodation
  • Comprehensive breakfasts each morning
  • 6 full days of expert & personal guiding
  • 6 days of mountain lifts
  • Up to 10% discount on bike rental equipment (if required)
  • Transportation of luggage to overnight stops
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our own very experienced support crew

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