Time to ride!
Mountain biking for all ability levels
This year, mountain biking is in the spotlight at Verbier 4Vallées. The resort has trails to suit all tastes and ability levels, from beginners to experienced riders. Come with friends, come with family – there’s something for everyone!
This highlight of this year will be the opening of a brand new trail. La Tsenelle (see below for details) is a green flow trail.
It's the easiest trail in the area and is suitable for beginners looking to ease themselves into the mountain biking experience, as well as for advanced riders looking for a fun and relaxed ride in between two more challenging ones.
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Did you know that most of the downhill tracks in the resort have names that come from the local dialect? With “La Tsenelle” (local dialect for “caterpillar”), the Verbier Bikepark is no exception to the rule.
This very accessible green trail starts at 2,456 metres above sea level, at Fontanet (the top of the “La Chaux Express” gondola lift and chairlift). This flowing, fun trail is about 1.7 km long and crosses alpine meadows and marshes, finally ending at La Chaux. The views of the surrounding peaks, and in particular the Grand Combin massif, are breathtaking.
But that’s not all! Along the trail you will find rest areas, educational spots that teach you about the areas you pass through (such as alpine pastures, protected wetlands and ancient bothies), artistic stone stacking sculptures, wooden sculptures and two bridges.
Because of its originality and accessibility, this trail is the perfect way to start out on your mountain biking journey, right here at Verbier 4Vallées. Beginners and youngsters will quickly gain confidence on this trail without any major difficulties. But that doesn’t mean that more experienced riders will be disappointed.
After all, what better way is there to recuperate between two challenging rides than to just flow down the mountain and enjoy the spectacular views?
Discover the new trail
If you go mountain biking in Verbier 4Vallées, it’s almost impossible not to have heard of Trifon (real name: Fabrice Tirefort).
He is responsible for the development of mountain biking in the region, and is a former competition rider who is working hard to increase the number of trails and routes available. With trails to suit every ability level and every discipline, the Verbier Bikepark allows you to discover every corner of the region.
Although Trifon loves to ride on the roughest and most technically demanding trails, he also enjoys riding the easier flow trails with friends and family. Trifon enjoys showing people the many facets of mountain biking by giving lessons, providing guidance and passing on his passion to young talent in the region.
Favourite downhill track : Yello trail n°1 – Tire’s Fire (expert/competition level)
Being Trifon’s daughter, doing downhill mountain biking was basically a given for Tracy. She started downhill lessons with the Verbier Bike Club at the age of 8.
She is now very comfortable on the blue trails and on various red enduro trails, and she is eagerly awaiting the opening of the new La Chaux trail so that she can enjoy riding it with her friends – and hopefully without her parents! 😉
Her next goal? To be able to ride all the red trails in the Bikepark by the end of the season! She loves descents, but isn’t such a fan of ascents. She is therefore very glad that there are so many ski lifts that you can use to reach the starting points of the downhill tracks in the network.
Favourite downhill track : blue trail n°8 – Chôtatai (intermediate level)
Pauline is a keen cyclist, but she usually rides on flat or slightly hilly terrain. Basically, she was more of a leisurely cyclist. However, her friends convinced her to try the Verbier Bikepark!
Her verdict? It’s the perfect way to discover mountain biking. The Tsenelle trail is an easy trail with a nice, wide track. There are rest areas where you can take a break and admire the stunning views. Her first pedal strokes in the mountains will be a memory she treasures forever.
Favourite downhill track : green trail n°9 - La Tsenelle (beginner level)