Verbier, with it’s reputation as the winter holiday hotspot of chi-chi women in fur coats might not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re booking your summer mountain bike holiday. But dismiss this resort as simply the playground of the rich and famous and you’re missing a trick – yes, Prince Andrew owns a house here and spaces in the underground carpark cost a mind-boggling £97,000, but who cares about that – what’s important is it has a killer bikepark and over 200km of trails.
Serviced by two gondolas, Verbier Bike Park’s seven DH trails make use of the resort’s steep terrain to its fullest, with long, cruising Blue trails that can still keep you on your toes if ridden with speed, Reds filled with jumps, wall rides and northshore and a Black that will challenge even the most skilled amongst us.
I headed out to Verbier Bike Park’s opening weekend for Wideopen to get the lowdown on what we can expect this summer.
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Getting to Verbier.
Getting to Verbier is easy. Fly to Geneva airport, then hire a car or pay a company for a transfer from Geneva to Verbier.
Flights go from pretty much every UK airport- Bristol, Luton, Birmingham, Gatwick, Cardiff etc. You can find prices on Google here.
Transfers cost around £30 each way, and you can find more info here.