Haute Route MTB
Explore the world's most famous ski touring route - on a mountain bike! The Haute Route stretches from Mont Blanc in Chamonix to the Matterhorn in Zermatt along stunningly beautiful, remote and rugged mountain trails.
From July to September you can follow in the footsteps of the Alpinists on our 7 day guided mountain bike expedition; you'll ride through shady pine forests, cross over high altitude alpine passes, see icy glaciers and majestic mountains.
This is a challenging ride that requires a high level of fitness and decent mountain biking skills; the trails include steep technical descents, narrow single-track and some tough climbs - with every turn of the wheels being more than worth the effort! There is the possibility to take lifts up some of the mountains, you can discuss the route with your guide during the planning stage.
Our Haute Route mountain bike trip is fully guided and includes half-board accommodation and luggage transport along the way, as well as return transport for you and your bikes back to Chamonix from Zermatt. All you have to sort out is bike hire, which we can help you with.
The Haute Route mountain biking trail starts and ends in two of the most iconic mountain towns in Europe, Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland, staying in small alpine villages along the way.
Handy Hints from Mountain Base:
- Mountain bikes, helmets, protective body armour and shoes can all be rented in Chamonix - saving you from having to bring it all with you.
- Take to the trails back home before your trip - you'll enjoy it more if you are fit and confident enough to handle the terrain.
- Invest in a decent backpack with a water bladder and handy pockets for trail snacks, camera, etc.