The Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana is the host and starting location for a new e-bike tour from specialist guiding company, e-Alps.
Exploring the UNESCO Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps, and taking in remote Alpine villages along the way, this 4 night and 5 day trip is fully guided and inclusive of accommodation and food.
Cycling routes range from 30 to 50km each day and a mixture of single track and off-road trails, all on e-mountain bikes, which can be rented if required. Riders would be expected to have a minimum technical level that can handle single track with some steep sections and at least two years of mountain biking experience. Fitness levels need to be a minimum of level 2 out of 4, which states 4-6 hours of riding a day for someone that exercises 2-3 times per week for at least 30 minutes.
Day one starts off in the mountain resort of Crans-Montana following a cable car ride to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3,000 metres, before long single track descents towards Leukerbad.
Pierre-Henri Mainetti, Sales Manager of Crans-Montana Tourism and Congress, said:
It’s wonderful that this new tour is starting in Crans-Montana. With 177kms of mountain bike trails reaching from 500 metres to 3,000 metres in altitude and the extensive bike park, there’s more than enough to keep groups occupied for a longer stay if they chose to do that. When you book accommodation in Crans-Montana it also includes the Explorer Card, providing free access to the cable cars with bikes. This is a real bonus, even for e-bikes as it’s a great way to access the mountain and gain altitude.
Maxence Carron, co-founder of e-Alps, said:
Joining two of the most iconic glaciers in the Alps together during an off-road e-bike adventure is an incredible new way to discover perfectly preserved destinations.
The Glacier Haute Route e-bike tour takes place through the summer of 2020 with 3 separate departure dates: From 19 to 23 August, 26 to 30 August and 09 to 13 September.
Cost: CHF 1490 per person (approx. £1,260), including 4 nights full-board accommodation, certified Swiss Cycling Guide, 5 days riding. E-Bike rental costs CHF 300 for the duration.
Founded in 2018 by Maxence Carron and Adrià Mercadé, both Certified Swiss Cycling Guide’s, they organise e-biking trips within the Valais region of Switzerland, including the e-Haute Route Chamonix (France) to Zermatt and the Family & Friends Haute Route. The Glacier Haute Route is new for 2020.