6-day guided e-bike tour of Mont Blanc

Follow Francis, IFMGA-certified, across Mount Blanc for an exhilarating e-bike adventure. Flowing downhill trails mix with steep climbs with stunning alpine backdrops.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Tour the classic Mount Blanc trail on e-bikes and ride through some of the best views of the entire Alps. We’ll zigzag through three countries for the ultimate international riding experience.

    Confronted by the steep climbs and flowing downhill sections, we’ll be aided by e-bikes, which are bicycles with an integrated electric motor to assist the peddles. This gives us that extra spark of energy to conquer the Alps.

    Beginning our tour in the picturesque French village of Argentière, we’ll ride up to the summit of the skiing resort of Le Tour, before heading deep into the woods and forests to reach the Swiss side of the Alps.

    After some gentle ups and downs we head up a steep climb to reach the Italian border. Riding along spine-like ridges here gives fabulous views of the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

    We end the epic biking tour with a steep ascent followed by a big descent before one final push uphill to our final destination of Chamonix.

    Due to the length of the tour, as well biking at least 40 kilometers each day with steep ascents and descents, participants are required to have excellent fitness.

    Reserve your place now for your next mountain challenge and tour the famous alpine landscape on e-bikes.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1299 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). This price is for groups of 4 people or more. Bike rentals and all necessary technical gear are available on request.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1We begin in Argentiere

      Beginning in Argentiere, we’ll ride up past the lifts to the summit of the skiing resort of Le Tour, before enjoying a break and beautiful views. We’ll drop down into the Swiss side and dive deep into the woods and forests, before finally reaching Champex le Lac.

    • Day 2To La Fouly

      We start with a flowing downhill section to hit Praz de Fort and from here a gentle up and down to the Swiss village of La Fouly where time stands still.

    • Day 3Across the ridge to Courmayeur

      We head up gentle trails past the hamlet of Ferret, then climbing the summit of the Tete de Ferret peak, which is at the border of Italy. Following a short break, we’ll have a technical ride down to Bonatti. Then we have a great balcony ride with many ups and downs. At the end of the long ridge we arrive at the Bertone hut, a stunning location for views of the entire Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif. All that’s left is downhill to the alpine resort of Courmayeur.

    • Day 4To Beaufort

      At the halfway point our e-bikes come in really handy. From Courmayeur, we have a long pedal up through the Val Veny to reach the Col de la Seigne. This marks the border between Italy and France. After a brief stop we head down a series of moderate trails to the village of les Mottets and then les Chapieux where we will stop for a late lunch. Afterwards we first ride past a massive dam and continue with the descent into the village of Beaufort.

    • Day 5To les Contamines

      We begin by climbing back up towards the Gittaz lake. Following a short stop we have a single track descent into Notre Dame de la Gorge and finally reach our destination of les Contamines.

    • Day 6Last biking day

      On the final day we start with a long climb out of town to reach the steep ascent of Mont Truc before a descent and equally epic ascent to our final uphill challenge to the col de Voza. From here we spot our final destination – Chamonix. Enjoying the single tracks of les Houches ski slopes, we finally reach the valley floor with a mix of dirt and pavement back into Chamonix.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    In Chamonix

    Accommodation

    Five nights in hotels in standard rooms.

    More info

    Mandatory Gear: 30L backpack, knee pads and elbow pads, helmet and a

    small personal repair kit.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

    I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

    At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

    In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

    Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

    Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

    If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.

     
     
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