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The bikepark in Verbier is only an hour’s drive from Chatel. Verbier has a decent range of tracks, It boasts a fast and slightly and boulder strewn IXS race track which is flat out fun full of dozens of line choices and flat out blind crests. The park also has more chilled berm filled trails with fewer rocks to keep it flowing, up top with the best views they have a recently built a track with over 40 table top jumps connected by fast berms. Beyond the bikepark there are hidden singletrack decents in the area, some which drop all the way back to the valley floor below. The situation and outlook is stunning with views towards Mont Blanc and other snow capped mountains.
The bike park offers a range of technical, flowing hand build singletrack with four main trials, three variations, ranging from a full world cup IXS downhill track to fast flowing freeride trails.
However, the real attraction of Pila is the epic descent back down to Aosta.; at 14km, it is an incredibly dusty track which switches from natural to bermy, technical to flat out with each new section you drop into. For the entire 14km you are on real bike trails: no access roads and no walkers paths.
Located within two hours of Chatel, in Aosta Valley, Pila is home to some of the best singletrack in the world. The main bike park, located high up on the hill above Aosta, is accessed via a 25 min gondola ride from the main town.
Pila serves as training ground for many professional riders and having hosted numerous downhill races over the years, has proven to be a favourite among riders.
Another great highlight of the trip to Italy, as you may expect, is the food. The Aosta valey is renowned for its great food and drink, and even better prices.
With 14km of flowing ridgeline single track overlooking lake Geneva, Rochers De Naye is one of the longest, most varied and most epic trails in the Alps. From the beautiful town of Montreaux, a 45 minute drive from Chatel, you take a funicular railway which cranks steadily up the mountain side above the lake. The train ride offering a stunning panoramic view of the Northern Alps with the 85km long Lac Leman (Geneva) below. The track itself begins high up in true alpine fashion, above the treeline with an exciting loose and rocky exposed section. The trail then descends into the treeline with some great flowing singletrack, there are a couple of variations of the track to ride to keep things interesting and full of surprises. Eventually you arrive back into the streets of Montreaux. After a day of riding you can enjoy a swim in the lake where the water temperature is often mid (even to high) 28degrees during the summer. A day like no other.