Not much of a story to tell about this one, so here is a summary: 2 days, 1800m of climbing, 6000m of descending (including the Brazilian and the Argentinian), 1 night in a mountain hut (Cabane des Becs du Bosson), great “artisinal” beer, good light, 1 Post Bus, 2 gondolas, 1 cabin, snoring and sleep […]Read more "The South American Connection"
For the last couple of years we had been hunting for something big to do in the Alps with our bikes, either in the form of a huge descent, high peak or a combination of both. Most regular riding here tops out at about 3000m, which is pretty high but given that there are many […]Read more "The Barrhorn – Getting High With My Friends"
Summer was hectic. I spent a month on the road in the U.S. and Canada visiting Deer Valley in Utah and the Sunshine Coast and Whistler in B.C. I also managed to squeeze in a memorable trip to the incredible Grand Teton National Park on the Wyoming/Idaho border. When I returned to Switzerland, I decided to spend […]Read more "Cabane du Grand Mountet"
Rochers de Naye is a little gem of a riding spot above Montreux at the eastern end of Lake Geneva. You pay for a day pass (just over 20chf if you have a half tax card) at the station in Montreux and you can take the train as many times as your arms can take […]Read more "Rochers de Naye"
Plaine Morte has been an area I have wanted to explore since arriving in Switzerland. The top of the “Death Plain”, Pointe de la Plaine Morte, lies at 2927m above Crans Montana in the Valais region of south western Switzerland. During the winter months it is no doubt a Disney Land of skiers and snowboarders but in […]Read more "Plaine Morte and Verbier"