Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt by e-bike

Join one of the certified guides at E-Alps on a unique 8-day e-mountain bike Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt adventure and discover some of the most stunning spots in the Swiss Alps!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Ride the longest “bisse” in the Swiss Alps.

  • Bike close to the iconic “Matterhorn" above Zermatt at 4’478-meter high.

  • Relax in a hot tub with a cold beer after a day of singletrack exploration.

 

Would you like to enjoy a unique Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt e-bike adventure? Then join us on this thrilling 8-day program and get ready for an unforgettable trip in the Swiss Alps!

The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is a mythical ski touring and hiking challenge that is becoming a popular e-bike tour too. It spans 180 km from the awe-inspiring Chamonix valley, home of the famous Mont Blanc, to the breathtaking Zermatt, home of the renowned Matterhorn.

On this adventure, we will have the chance to tackle this thrilling route on our e-bike. We will take a total of eight days to go from Chamonix to Zermatt and enjoy many of the Swiss Alps highlights on the way. These include enjoying a delicious picnic lunch with views of Mont Blanc, a ride along the highest European mountain irrigation channel (a bisse), exploring the world’s highest gravity dam from inside and a stunning descent in front of the Matterhorn, to name a few. And in the evenings, you will enjoy replenishing, delicious dinners and deep rest. You can find the full itinerary below.

To join this adventure, please keep in mind that you need to be physically fit. Additional, prior e-bike experience in the mountains is a must. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.

So, are you ready to try an Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt e-bike adventure? Then book your place now and start planning a thrilling trip to the Swiss Alps!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2490 CHF

Group of 2
2490 CHF

Group of 3
2490 CHF

Group of 4
2490 CHF

Group of 5
2490 CHF

Group of 6
2490 CHF

Group of 7
2490 CHF

Group of 8
2490 CHF

 

Price includes

 
     If you don’t take your own bike you can rent the “Flyer Uproc6” for an additional price of 200 Swiss Francs. Please keep in mind that the price is per person to join a group.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Coffee and pre-trip briefing in Chamonix; test ride and overnight in La Grave

      After your coffee meeting, you’ll get your bikes or receive rental bikes. You’ll be testing them on the first easy flat ride to “Le Tour”. Now it’s time for your first single balcony trail. The view on the “Émosson dam” and Swiss valleys are magical. The trail is mostly flowy – which will help you feel comfortable with your bike.

      A little ascent up to a «Tour de France » pass and you’ll ride downhill into a Swiss valley on an easy trail. It is now time for lunch on a unique UNESCO world heritage: « pierres sèches » wall. After changing batteries, it’s time for a last facultative climb including shortcuts to train on «uphill singletrails». Finally, we will enjoy a drink next to the beautiful Champex lake. Overnight at «La Grange» enjoying mum’s food!

      Distance cycled: 29 or 39 km (last ascent facultative)

      D+ : 1250 m. or 2000 m.

      D- : 2000 m.

      Technical difficulty: 2

    • Day 2Endurco Mecca in Verbier

      The day will start with a super nice flowy trail, which will give you a chance to practice your «e-Bike switchbacks ». A long climb  will lead  to the top of a mountain facing Verbier, the enduro biking and freeride Mecca. A super nice classical forest singletrail will bring you to the Verbier ski lift. Here, you can choose between a wild alpine trail or the flowy bikepark blue line. Both will bring you to the highest European mountain irrigation channel (a bisse). This beautiful panoramic trail will lead to our lovely Chalet, the best place to eat local wild game.

      Distance cycled: 40 km

      D+ : 1000 m.

      D- : 2650 m.

      Technical difficulty: 2 to 3

    • Day 3Bisses to Alpine Ridge

      A small ascent will take you to an easy trail ending on the bisse we left the day before… Flow, flow, flow and singletrail onto a second, more challenging but not less beautiful bisse. Then, on the next ascent you will challenge your pushing skills to a magnificent ridge ride. You can also choose an easier singletrail without having to push the bike. The day will end up on a magnificent pine needles trail. After the ride, we will explore the world’s highest gravity dam from inside. In the evening, Helen will welcome us in her cosy auberge to enjoy some delicious Swiss «cheese bread»!

      Distance cycled: 35 km

      D+ : 1400 m.

      D- : 1900 m.

      Technical difficulty: 2 to 3

    • Day 4Secret jewels trail to old school hotel

      We will warm up on an easy rolling down singletrail. Your ascent will become a perfect e- bike playground where you will enjoy rolling on uphill trails, crossing forests on hidden paths and arriving at the mythical Mandelon alpine pasture. Open your eyes and try to spot deers and alpine ibex hiding around. A balcony trail will lead you to an incredibly flowy forest path that will lead us to the peaceful village of “La Sage” in front of the beautiful 4’000 meter-high « Dent blanche ». It’s time to take a brandy, relax in one of the sofas of the old-school Swiss hotel from 1890 or enjoy a hammam session while we wait for the chef to put his French touch to fresh local products!

      Distance cycled: 37 km

      D+ : 2’000 m.

      D- : 1700 m.

      Technical difficulty: 2 to 3

    • Day 5Amazing high pass to historical hotel

      On day 5, we suggest you to take a full breakfast. The first ascent of the day will lead us to a sublime pass at 2’900 meters above sea level. The ascent is challenging but you can do most of it on your E-bike. Take time to enjoy the marvelous landscape during your ride downhill: 4’000 meters high peaks and amazingly sky-blue mountain lakes. Welcome to Alpine paradise. After a flowy ride down to the valley, the second ascent leads us to a unique Swiss beauty: a hotel settled on a sublime plateau with a panoramic view on a large panel of 4’000-meter-high mountains. The best after-ride terrace ever!

      Distance cycled: 30 km

      D+ : 2200 m.

      D- : 1500 m.

      Technical difficulty: 2 to 3

    • Day 6Epic trail and wellness night

      You will open your eyes to another memorable day ahead! First, we will set off on a challenging singletrail ascent to a magnificent pass at 2’800 meter above sea level. Wild, alpine, brute and beauty. The first part of the descent is quiet rocky… it is maybe a good time for a little 2km walk. If you don’t like rocky paths, you are lucky we have a second option: a super fun trail which will take you down the valley. Time to smile and enjoy the speed. After a shuttle, we will be back on a balcony trail over the valley which will make you enjoy riding uphill. The following is a connection or a super well kept « Wanderweg ».  Your day will end in an alpine refuge at 2’000 meters above sea level. In the evening, we will enjoy a very special « wellness-raclette » evening: a unique combination of jacuzzi, sauna and the most famous local dish, « Swiss cheese raclette ».

      Breathe in, breathe out… you are not dreaming!

      Distance cycled option 1: (O1) : 45 km

      D + (O1) : 2200 m.

      D – (O1) : 2500 m.

      Technical difficulty (O1) : 3 (2 km of 4 which can be walked)

      Distance cycled option 2 (O2) : 45 km

      D + (O2) :  1900 m.

      D – (O2) : 2700 m.

      Technical difficulty (O2) : 2

    • Day 7Balcony path to Matterhorn, Zermatt

      Last but not least, this final riding day starts with a sublime panoramic path and a flowy singletrail all the way down into the valley. Time to test our surprising old-school lifts for a second ride. Then, you will climb up the valley to Zermatt. A mountain train will bring you up to “Gornergratt”, at 3’000 meters for an ultimate descent in front of the mythical Mattherhorn. Don’t forget your camera! We will end the day at the spa, looking at the Mattherhorn and waiting for the 4 course-menu while reflecting on everything you’ve experienced during the week!

      Distance cycled: 35 or 50 km (with Gornergrat)

      D+ : 1200 m.

      D- : 1600 m. or 3300 m. (with Gornergrat)

      Technical difficulty: 2 or 3 (with Gornergrat)

    • Day 8Farewell coffee in Zermatt and drive back to Chamonix
     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    12/07/2020 to 19/07/2020
    02/08/2020 to 09/08/2020
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Chamonix

     

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