Chamonix to Zermatt - The Haute Route
France, Bike - Fat Tyre, 8 days - from £1,045 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,725 (land only)
The Haute Route just got Faster
You can Ski it, Walk it and now you can Mountain Bike the Haute Route with KE! Fully guided & supported, cable car assisted, all meals included.
- A Classic Mountain Journey by Mountain Bike
- The Alpine towns of Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland
- Some of the best Single-Track riding in the Alps
- The Ultimate Enduro/Freeride Mountain Biking Holiday
- Take your Mountain Biking to a new Alpine High
The Haute Route is one of the most famous routes in the Alps and our bike route follows a variation of the 'walkers high level route' between the two great alpine towns of Chamonix and Zermatt. We begin our mountain bike trip in the French Alpine town of Chamonix, which lies in the shadow of the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc. We ride for 6 days to Zermatt in Switzerland, using cable cars where we can, across mountain passes and following trails which have been used for centuries to link the valleys which lie between. Enroute we will have challenging climbs, superb views and sample some of the best single track in the Alps. The final days riding from Zermatt is a fitting climax and makes use of the Gornergrat train to reach 3016m high above the town and opposite the iconic Matterhorn. A week of stunning views of snow capped peaks and glaciers, with great technical riding both up and down!
Is this holiday for you?
FAT TYRE ADVENTURE. This trip has big climbs, mainly on forest tracks, shepherd trails and some footpaths. On occasion you will have to carry your bike, but normally for no more than 30mins. The single track descents are technical and make the trip only suitable for experienced riders but perfect for Enduro or Cross-Country riders looking to push their limits on the downhills sections. As for the 6 day journey through the Alps, well it doesn't get much better - superb trails, views, accommodation, support and above all the local knowledge of the guide which will help you find the best biking sections of the ride from Chamonix to Zermatt.
The highest elevation encountered is just below 3000 metres, so altitude is not an issue. In total we will bike 200kms with 8000 metres of ascent and almost 12000 metres of descent.
BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY through Zero G in Chamonix, who have Specialized Enduro and Stunt Jumper 29ers available in several sizes, with 29 inch wheels, Rockshox front forks and hydraulic disc brakes.