Verbier is known around the world for its ski area, freeride slopes and multiple wins at the World Ski Awards. However, the resort is also a flagship destination for mountain biking in all its forms.
Whether it’s downhill mountain biking, enduro or e-bikes, Verbier is home to a wide range of trails suitable for all levels.
Thrills and fun for riders of all levels
Verbier Bike Park is a mountain-biking paradise. Located at the heart of the Swiss Alps, this park offers an unforgettable experience for riders of all levels. The nine trails are colour-coded to indicate the difficulty level, ranging from the easiest green runs to black for experienced riders.
In recent years, two new trails have opened in La Tzoumaz and La Chaux. Creating these flow trails gives downhill specialists the opportunity to fully explore the mountain and admire the Verbier arena from every angle.
An infinite playground to enjoy
For enduro fans, the mountains are yours to discover with hundreds of kilometres of trails for all levels. Many of the enduro trails are shared with pedestrians, so be considerate, as they have right of way! You can take on the legendary Tour du Mont-Fort or head deep into the valley starting from La Chaux and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views no matter which trail you tackle.
If you prefer a more relaxing ride on your own or as a family, it is easy to follow Verbier’s 4x4 tracks to Croix-de-Cœur, passing through Les Ruinettes. You’ll cycle through a small mountain tunnel that is always a hit with children and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to pick wild berries and even spot a marmot!
My top pick
As I started downhill riding in Verbier, I can tell you that Verbier Bikepark is the perfect place to improve your skills! The facilities mean I can have fun with my friends and train during the World Cup season.
My favourite combo starts by setting off from Fontenelle and riding the Rôdze trail (red run) with jumps and rocky sections, as well as one of the most beautiful views of the Bagnes Valley. Then, from Les Ruinettes, I like to take the route known as “the multi”, which involves tackling the line of jumps beneath the cable car, then continuing along the red run before briefly switching to the blue run and attacking a more technical section on the yellow run.
You have no doubt heard of après-ski, but “après-vélo” is just as popular around here. Start at the Médran Café terrace, then head to the famous Pub Mont-Fort from 5p.m.!
You could say that Verbier Bikepark is a must-visit destination for all mountain bike enthusiasts looking for an unforgettable experience in a natural setting. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there is something for everyone among the trails and routes on offer!
How to get to Verbier 4Vallées:
For ease and convenience, travel by train from Martigny to Le Châble, where you can hop onto the cable car to reach Verbier. By car, you can park at the car park in Le Châble. Plus, the cable cars and chairlifts have been adapted to accommodate bikes.
Buy your bike pass:
Day passes are available for cycling in the Verbier 4Vallées area. You can use the ski lifts to reach the area’s most beautiful peaks.
Rent your equipment:
If you don’t have your own equipment, it is easy to rent bikes and protective gear at the resort’s many shops. It is important to adapt your equipment to the terrain you are going to ride on. A full-face helmet is recommended for downhill mountain biking.