Das Matterhorn Theodulhorn mit unterm Theodulgletscher und das Breithorn by Swiss Bike Tours
E-Bike Valais Week
You will experience the Valais from its most beautiful side! The E-Bike Valais Week offers you the best trails in the Brig and Zermatt region. Apart from “flowy” trails, you will also have to master really crisp passages. Before we drive towards Zermatt, we will be accommodated in a hotel in the Rhone Valley. This way we don’t miss any of the known trails. After that, it goes high up, we move into a hotel at over 2500 meters above sea level, with a direct view to the Matterhorn. This E-Mountain Bike Wallis week is in all respects “an experience of a special kind”.
For the journey to and from the E-Bike Valais Week, we recommend the SBB. Click here for a bike reservation and for the ticket purchase. If you want to avoid a bike reservation, we recommend the EVOC Bike Cover Bag which you can buy in our adventure shop.
On this Valais Week you will master some vertical meters also with the cable care, please note our page for tour preparations. We will always be in Level S1 and Level S2 from a technical point of view.
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Ferien-Stil Angebots-ArtAdventure, Alps
Technischer Level S2
Gruppen Grösse Kleine Gruppen
We spend the first two e-bike days in Valais in the Rhone Valley. On selected long trails – long hammer trails. The following days we are in Zermatt in a hotel with a direct view of the Matterhorn. Here we offer you the most beautiful and fascinating bike trails of the Mattertal! The views of the most beautiful 4000m peaks of the Alps are guaranteed! Of course, we also visit the Gornergrat and enjoy the unique view of Monte Rosa.
As usual, besides biking, food is not neglected either. There are many small “Beizli” (local restaurants), which we will gladly visit for lunch with you. A good breakfast and a sensational dinner in the hotel underline the culinary delights.
- Bike tools und Service Material stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung
- 1 experienced English-speaking tour guide
- 6 overnight accommodations, double room, half-board
- All cable cars, post bus and train tickets during the bike tours
- 6 guided bike tours in the Valais.
- Breakfast and Dinner served in the hotel.
- luggage transport
- Bike tools and service material at your disposal
- Compulsory annulation cost insurance
- Travel there and back
- Lunch, drinks during the meal
- All insurances
Arrival – The arrival is individual. We’ll meet at the hotel at 18:00. The dinner and briefing starts at 19:00.
Bike 40km / 1350 elevation gain
The first tour leads to the south ramp, not the normal one, we have an extended version. You will be thrilled! (Headlamps are very important!)
Bike 35km / 850 elevation gain
Have you ever seen a football field at 2000 m above sea level? We will pass by. We take a cable car, up to Gspon where we will have a short break. After a further steep ascent follows a fantastic pass. Afterwards unique single trails lead us back to 651 m above sea level. What a downhill!
Bike 17km / 1080 elevation gain
We start with a descent to Visp where we board the train to Zermatt. Arrived in Zermatt a long ascent begins to our new hotel on 2566 m above sea level. The view of the Matterhorn is unsurpassed.
Bike 36km / 1650 elevation gain
The queen’s Stage leads us first towards Gornergrat, then over a fascinating trail down to Zermatt. Yes, we have to go back up to the Riffelberg, with the E-Bike, should it be possible.
Bike 9km / 540 elevation gain
We start very early, because we want to experience the sunrise on the Gornergrat and how the mountaintop of the Matterhorn is slowly illuminated. After a coffee in the restaurant on the Gorntergrat we drive down to the Riffelsee so early in the morning there are still no tourists and the Matterhorn is wonderfully reflected in the smooth water surface. If it’s cloudy at the moment, we’ll think them away! We enjoy the rest of the day on the hotel terrace or in the Jacuzzi.
Bike 45km / 350 elevation gain
This final tour will be unforgettable. The departure from the hotel on 2566 m above sea level to Visp will take the whole day. There are crisp trails, forest and country lanes to relax on and here and there, also a few meters of tarred road. At 16:00 o’clock, we can have a drink at the station in Visp and then take our luggage. Say goodbye and remind us for a long time with “a very special experience” in your mind.
Wallis Bike Touren by Swiss Bike Tours
How far in advance should I book my weekly holidays?
We recommend booking at least 8 months in advance for most of our weekly holidays. For our weekends, we recommend at least 6 months in advance. Many of our holidays sell out well in advance so it is clever to put down your booking to guarantee you will get a spot. We offer an early-bird booking discount: if you book your trip well in advance, we will give you a 5% discount. Check out our product pages.
How do I book my participation on a biking week?
You can book your spot on a biking week by clicking ’Book Now’ on any product page. An advantage for our well-known customers, they can book by calling us at +41 44 950 59 77. A deposit secures your place, with the balance due 2 months prior to the trip. This deposit is fully refundable for the first 14 days after you did your weekend- or week-holiday booking, so you can hold your spot risk-free for a week and use that time to sort out vacation time, flights, etc…
Day events: the bill must be settled immediately.
For further details please read our Terms and conditions.
What technique scale do we use?
The single-track scale is divided in the three levels of difficulty light , medium and heavy
This difficulty classes are geared to the skill level of an average Bikers with a technically current mountain bike.
For the concrete classification and accurate differentiation of the routes (and difficulty classes) are six relatively well demarcated from each other levels of (S-grade) S0 to S5 used.
Thus, the lower end of the scale with for an average biker is ”loosely mobile” and the upper ”with unfahrbar” = “absolutely not rideable” equated.
The difficulty class light comprises the degrees S0 and S1, means is defined by S2 and heavy includes all beyond this S grade.
The classification of the single track is exclusively based on possible objective flat or sloping path (Wegcharakteristika) under ideal conditions as sufficient natural light and dry surfaces. The classification is therefore independent and cannot be influenced or subjectively classified by variable factors such as followed.
- the degree of danger (crash risk),
- the weather (rain, wind, fog and snow)
- the lighting conditions or
- the driving speed.
In the orientation according to S-grades will thus be appreciated that the running characteristics may shift claim significantly upwards, for example due to poor weather conditions or quicker pace.
How fit do I need to be?
Our trips vary in difficulty please check out our Itinerary tab, for every day we give your an approximately distance in km and elevation uphill in m.
There will always be slower and faster riders on every trip; in general we try to cultivate a strong group dynamic so that people understand it’s not about getting as many kilometre as possible on the odometer but about enjoying the spectacular riding and scenery in the company of other riders, and that may require waiting every now and then. We have got several offerings where we have 2 to 5 guides on an event so we will split the group to a maximum of 8 participants. Whatever your level, you’ll get the best possible enjoyment out of your trip by getting in shape before the trip – we’ll offer training suggestions in our post-booking communications to help you on your way.
Please read our Skill and Fitness Guide for more information.
What, if I am a solo traveller?
We got lot of solo traveller. You will meet many great people from around the world. Solo travellers are paired in double rooms with another solo traveller of the same gender, or may opt for a single room upgrade.
Can you offer special dietary requests?
We can accommodate almost all dietary requests, which you can enter into a special form we will send you after your booking. However, there are some exceptions. In Middle East and Africa, we can offer beside the ordinary food only vegetarian meals.
Shall I bring my own bike or should I rent on?
We recommend you bring your bike if ever possible. You will ride better and with more comfort on your own bike than you will with a rental. We offer just in Switzerland good quality local rentals – generally full-suspension. However, you can rent them directly by Rent a Bike
We offer lot of add-ons to help you get the most out of your tour! Mountain bikes can be rented at certain destinations, to single room upgrades, and pre and post-tour hotel nights. There are many options to help you have the best experience possible.
To book your add-ons, select them at your cart, when you make your initial booking.
Extend your trip
Many of our Customers like to arrive early or stay longer before/after their Ride with us. We make it easy for you to extend your trip by taking care of your hotel bookings for you, and in many cases, we also offer full trip extension packages. Just contact us by Email: email@example.com
Traveling with my bike?
If you’ve never traveled with your bike, don’t worry – it’s much easier than you think! If you don’t have a case for your bike, then you can pick up a cardboard travel box for your bike at your local store. Some stores will also pack your bike up for you for a fee.
Alternately, if you want a higher level of protection, and/or are planning on traveling with your bike more than just once, we recommend investing in a quality bike bag or case. Our guides and past clients have recommended the following products:
EVOC bike bag | DAKINE bike bag | THULE bike case
For tips on packing your bike, watch this Thule video we linked for you!
Bike damage disclaimer
While participating in a Swiss Bike Tours trip, the rider assumes all risk and expense related to loss or damage to the mountain bike, whether rented from a third party or owned by the rider. This assumption of risk includes loss or damage due to transportation, theft, vandalism, accident, misuse, higher forces, or other events leading to the loss or damage of the mountain bike.
Assembling your bike when you arrive
If you have never assembled your bike, do not worry! Our guides will be on hand to assist.
The ideal bike for a trip to Switzerland
For trips to Switzerland, we recommend an all-mountain E-bike with at least 1420mm or more of travel. A dropper post is highly recommended.
The ideal tire
We suggests a Continental Race King ProTection Tires or a Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires.. Maxxis High Roller’s are also great tires for terrain in Switzerland. We ask that all Customers be respectful of the group, and show up with the appropriate bike to minimize bike related delays before or during riding.
Armour and Helmet
We recommend leg soft protection like G-Form and a CC-Helmet. A Helmet is mandatory on all Swiss Bike Tours Events! Full-body protection and full-face helmets are not necessary.
Wether and clothing
The weather can be quite cool, especially in spring and autumn, with lows dipping below 10 degrees Celsius, so we recommend you pack accordingly. Daytime highs are usually quite ok in spring and autumn, ranging from mid 10 to low 25 degrees. During summertime, we will have from mid 20 to low 30 degrees.
Although rain is rare, we still recommend you bring quality rain gear or shell.
This event will take place in any weather!
General packing list
If you have booked, we will send you a detailed packing list.
Tools and spare parts for your bike to bring
We recommend bringing the following tools with you. Rest assured your guides will have a full tool kit, but it’s a good idea to have the following items with you in case of trailside breakdowns:
- multitool (preferably with chainbreaker)
- tire levers
- 2 spare tube
- small tire pump (not a floor pump)
- 1 Rear derailleur hanger
- Front and rear brake pads (1 set of each is sufficient)
- Any rare parts that might be hard to find locally (Shimano and SRAM are generally available in all our locations, but Magura levers, for instance, might not be available everywhere)
All Breakfast and dinners are included in the trip price. Lunch will be taken in local restaurants or on the trail. You should budget approximately CHF20-25.- per Lunch, excluding drinks.
Available every day on your own expenses.
Available every day.
Please visit your local travel clinic for the most up to date information.
Currency in Switzerland
Withdraw money from an ATM in Switzerland (which are widely available) – you can withdraw local money (Swiss Francs in Switzerland and Euros for visiting Italy) and will usually be charged the best rate by your bank at home.
Terms and conditions
For more on our Terms and condition, Terms of payment and Cancellation terms, please visit the following page
Travel medical insurance and trip cancellation is mandatory for all of our trips. If you have your own travel medical insurance it needs to:
a) cover evacuation (e.g. air evacuation) and hospital costs while in other countries
b) cover mountain biking trips (some policies include mountain biking in their list of ‘extreme’ sports that are not covered).
c) Trip cancellation up to 100% of your trip cost
We strongly recommend also getting insurance that covers the following:
• Equipment protection for delay, loss, theft and damage (if traveling with your bike/expensive equipment)
• Trip interruption up to 100% of trip cost
• Medical expenses up to CHF 50’000
• Emergency medical transportation up to CHF1’000’000
Please note that our cancellation policy is strict. If you decide not to purchase cancellation/interruption insurance, and then get hurt or sick before or during your Ride, please don’t ask us for a refund.
For travelers from around the world, we recommend World Nomads.
For U.S. travelers, we recommend Global Rescue (Individual Medical Plan with Signature Travel Insurance Plan)
Another option for U.S. travelers, we recommend Travelex (we suggest the Travel Select Plan with the Adventure Plus Pak).
If you have booked we will send you a detailed contacts for your family.
Our guides are all 1st aid trained and certified and know how to respond to emergency situations very well. They always cary very well-stocked 1st aid kits in their day packs.
Rest assured that your safety is our #1 concern, and steps are taken to mitigate risk and prevent incidents from happening. If you were to be injured on the trail, our guides will act as first responders and will look after you with proper and professional care. If emergency help or an evacuation is needed, our guides will have the contact information of the nearest hospital/emergency care facility, along with the required communication equipment (cell phones and/or satellite phones) and help will be on its way. If you are traveling in Switzerland, you are a lucky boy, Switzerland has one of the world best emergency organisations. Have a look at REGA.
Did you check the Visa obligation for Switzerland? All travelers require a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Citizens of some countries will also require a visa. Do you require a visa? Click Here Information for Entry to Switzerland (e.g. Visa obligation)
Safety and security
Switzerland is a safe country; however, certain precautions should be followed, as with all foreign travel. To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewellery and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, traveller’s checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals.
We encourage you to tip your guides if you feel you have received excellent service and have had an enjoyable trip. A typical gratuity usually varies between 2% – 6% of your Tour price per guide, depending on your level of satisfaction. e.g. CHF600.- trip = CHF 12.- to CHF 35.- per guide.
Your Guide will meet you at 18:00 in front of the Hotel. Dinner will be serverd at 19:00
Or Week-Tour will end at approximately 4 p.m. in front of the Railway Station Visp.
Should I travel by public transport?
We recommend this! They have no traffic jams and or stress. You ride will be form Zurich HB to Ausserberg in 2 h 44 min!
What should you bear in mind when travelling to Valais with SBB?
If you are on the SBB website, https://www.sbb.ch/en/ enter your departure point, then Ausserberg as destination, now the date and time of arrival there. You have to switch from Dep to Arr! Now click on “Advanced search” and select “Carriage of bicycles required (Switzerland only)” then you can click on “search for connection”.
As an example for the 22. 8. 202020 from Zurich HB
14:02 From Zurich HB Track 32, IC8
16:11 To Brig Track 3
16:36 From Brig track 8, RE
16:46 An Ausserberg Track 3
Your travel time from Zurich main station to Ausserberg is 2 h 44 min, you never will reach this by car.
In addition to the usual tickets for you, a Bike Day Ticket and a Bike Reservation are required.
On your journey through the Lötschberg base tunnel, you can drink something in the dining car or read something comfortably without stress.
If you want to be very comfortable, travel in 1 class and have your coffee served.
PS: If you travel by public transport, you can also take your bike with you in an EVOC Cover Bag, and then the bike ticket and the bike place reservation are omitted.