Woman’s Singletrail Weekend Classes
This Woman’s Singletrail Weekend Classes are for women only! A bike riding weekend technique course where you will be the centre of attention. It is our goal that you make huge progress on the bike. For example, on this weekend course you will learn to drive tight curves. In other words, these are switchbacks, first in the Skills Park then on the trails. We would also like to show you how you can move the rear wheel in even tighter curves. Besides, how about a drop or a safe jump? In any case, on this single trail weekend course we practice first on our Skills Park right next to the hotel. Afterwards it goes into the terrain directly on the Single Trails. First, we show you the techniques and you can practice practice practice . . .
Especially since we want to take you to a safe level S2 or above!
Nevertheless, apart from the bike technique course, our focus is on fun, a breath taking landscape, good food and social get-togethers will not be neglected. Just enjoy this Woman’s Singletrail Weekend Classes in Ticino
If you would like to travel with the ÖVs on this driving technique course, we recommend you to buy the tickets in the online shop of the SBB. For the arrival to Zurich HB in an IC, you need a bike reservation and here you can buy a ticket. If you want to bypass a Bike Reservation, we recommend the EVOC Bike Cover Bag, which you can purchase in our Adventure Shop.
On this Woman’s Singletrail Weekend Classes you will also master some meters of altitude with the cable car, please see our page for tour preparations.
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Information about the weekend bike technique classes for women in Ticino
Intensive training on single trails for beginners as well as experienced bikers.
This will help you improve your technical skills to the absolute maximum in only three days.
As a beginner you can learn how to ride over roots and stones with our professional guides. You’ll learn to trust in your material and in yourself.
What’s waiting for you? All the technical information you need to ride your bike safely on single trails.
If you’re already an experienced biker we’re going to intensify your learn program. The down- and uphill runs are going to get steeper and have a few more obstacles than on other single trails.
These weekend classes will offer two different classes depending on your skill level.
There is a balcony for each double room in the hotel, so you won’t miss the beautiful sunset in Ticino.
Each class will only have up to 8 bikers. This enables us to individually help each person to achieve his or her skill goals.
Meeting point: Friday, 10am in front of the hotel.
- 2 experienced English-speaking tour guide
- 2 overnight accommodations, double room, half-board
- 3 day bike technique classes
- Breakfast and dinner served in grotti or the hotel
- Compulsory annulation cost insurance
- Travel there and back
- Lunch, drinks during the meal
- All insurances
Bike 20km / 600m elevation gain
Arrival – Your transfer has to be planned individually. We’re going to meet in front of the hotel at 10:00am already in biker clothing so that we can start with our training on the skills parc. We’re going to teach you every important thing you need to know about driving technique. After lunch we’ll go back to the skills parc or directly on single trails.
Bike 30km / 900m elevation gain
Bedigliora. Riding to Bedigliora. We’ll get to see the Serpentinen on the hill. There are different kind of single trails to be found which will give us the opportunity to immediately put theory into practice.
Bike 35km / 800m elevation gain
Monte Lema. With the BAHN we’re going up the mountain. There is a beautiful downhill trail waiting for us through beautiful forest and mountain area.
Departure – this is each individual’s responsibility. The hotel rooms must have been vacated by 16h00.
These tours are all examples and can be adjusted to the groups needs any time.
In the enchanting three-star hotel each room has a balcony facing the evening sun.
How far in advance should I book my technique class?
We recommend booking at least 2 months in advance for most of our technique class. For our technique class weekends, we recommend at least 4 months in advance. Many of our bike technique class sell out well in advance so it is clever to put down your booking to guarantee you will get a spot.
How do I book my participation on a technique class?
You can book your spot on a technique class 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. To secure your spot on a day event, the bill must be settled immediately. For Weekends, 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 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 technical is the trip?
The difficulty of trails varies from trip to trip, and you can find the rating on every product page shown as Activity Level from S0 to S5, more information on the Skill Scale required by viewing the skills and fitness scale page. Please read this page carefully!
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?
You have to; we do not offer rental bikes for technique class. How ever, you can rent them directely by Rent a Bike
We offer lots of add-ons to help you get the most out of your tour! From mountain bike rentals, to single room upgrades, and pre and post-tour hotel nights. There are lots of 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or cross country trail bike with at least 120mm 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 15 degrees Celsius, so we recommend you pack accordingly. Daytime highs are usually quite ok in spring and autumn, ranging from mid 15 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.
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.
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 10 a.m. in front of the Hotel. You have to be ready to bike!
The training will end at day 3 approximately 4 p.m. in front of the Hotel. It will be possible to take a shower after the last raid, check it out with your guide.