Monday 25 May 2015

Mountain Biking Verbier, Switzerland

I stayed a long weekend with Phil and Lucy of and had an amazing time being guided around some awesome Swiss singletrack.  It was all wildflowers, glaciers, snow-capped peaks, wildflowers, wildflowers and some more wildflowers.

Day 1: Col du Tronc and Martigny

On day one I thought this singletrack through a field of dandelions was impressive.  Little did I know what was to come :)

Lunch in a Roman ruin in Martigny

Descent through a vineyard (really, through the middle of it).  Never done that on a mountain bike before.

Looking over Martigny

Day 2: Val Ferret traverse, climb to Lac de Champex

Phil took this just before I hit that rock on the uphill section and put a foot down :(

Cool rock sculpting by the glacier

Lunch (and a coffee at the cafe) at Lac de Champex

Did I say wildflowers already?

Day 3: Verbier

Dropped off in the van by Lucy at 2140m, it was chilly!  Watched a paraglider take off and then jumped on the bikes to warm up.

Some pushing through a couple of snowy sections :)

Looking at Mont Fort (3329 m), lost in the cloud

Some more visibility would have been great, but getting 3 dry days in a row in May was amazing, so I'm not complaining.

Today was a bit muddier...

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