The Swiss CrissCross - Mountain Bike Itinerary

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© PatitucciPhoto

© PatitucciPhoto

© PatitucciPhoto

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On July 20, after five days of road biking from the West side of the Swiss Alps to the East side, Dan Patitucci and his team switch to mountain bikes and, during 7 days, head back across the Alps riding some of the most adventurous single tracks.

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For the mountain bike trip the Swiss CrissCross team gets accompanied by Jürg Buschor, one of Switzerland's most knowledgeable mountain bikers and author of the Swiss Singletrack Guidebook. The crew starts in the high valley of Samnaun, passes picturesque mountain villages such as Guarda in the Grisons, rides through spectacular canyons like the Rhine Gorge - Switzerland's "Grand Canyon" - and crosses multiple historic mountain passes before entering the French speaking part of Switzerland and ending the trip in Martigny. Using Switzerland's extensive transport system, including lifts, trains and buses, the bike team gets access to the best high points. This gives them free run of the biggest and most exciting single track descents Switzerland has to offer. 

Day 1, 20 July: Samnaun - Flüelapass (67km, 2'500m up, 4'600m down)
Day 2, 21 July: Flüelapass - Disentis (59km, 1'500m up, 4'900m down)
Day 3, 22 July: Disentis - Ulrichen (56km, 2'600m up, 3'450m down)
Day 4, 23 July: Ulrichen - Simplonpass (63km, 2'500m up, 5'000m down)
Day 5, 24 July: Simplonpass - Vercorin (71km, 2'250m up, 5'100m down)
Day 6, 25 July: Vercorin - Haute Nendaz (71km, 2'250m up, 5'100m down)
Day 7, 26 July: H. Nendaz - Martigny (33km, 1'500m up, 2'800m down)

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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