Grand Raid

13th – 19th August 2018

verbier – grimentz mtb week

A week of guided mountain biking in the Swiss Alps culminating in the Grand Raid MTB race.

A unique opportunity to experience some of the best MTB trails in the world ranging in altitude from 2900m down to 800m above sea level. Verbier offers a stunning array of enduro, cross country and down-hill trails all serviced by telecabine and bus up-lifts to ensure optimum accessibility for all amongst stunning scenery.

Acclimatise over the first 4 days of guided and free riding in preparation for the Grand Raid BCVS otherwise known as the Verbier – Grimentz. This epic race attracts 2,500 of the best, and not so great, mountain bikers in the world; some who take on the whole 125km route with 5,000m of ascent and some who start at one of the 3 alternative “Departs” along the course. Riders come in all shapes and sizes and are greeted by a carnival atmosphere at each of the small towns and villages en-route. Samuele Porro won the 2017 edition in a time of 6h 07min 54s but we can expect to take considerably longer.