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work exchange and MTB in Switzerland, where to go?

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum, am 23 years old and am about to leave the US after a fun winter season in New Mexico. Heading to Europe now for a mix of climbing and mountain biking while trying to do a work exchange in a biodynamic, self sustainable, artistic, comunity driven, farm or hostel to learn and help while enjoying and riding the mountain.
First stop will be the UK for a Month then heading down to Les 2 Alpes in France to volunteer in the World Cup.
Next adventure would be to settle somewhere for the summer where I could learn more about bikes and also help out on a farm or hostel for example in exchange for a place to live.
I've been searching through WWOOFING and on hostel/backpackers websites to find the best place in Switzerland or France to settle for the summer. I must say the options are numerous but I would like to favor mountain biking therefore I need suggestions....

Have at it!

Cheers!
Allison
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum, am 23 years old and am about to leave the US after a fun winter season in New Mexico. Heading to Europe now for a mix of climbing and mountain biking while trying to do a work exchange in a biodynamic, self sustainable, artistic, comunity driven, farm or hostel to learn and help while enjoying and riding the mountain.
First stop will be the UK for a Month then heading down to Les 2 Alpes in France to volunteer in the World Cup.
Next adventure would be to settle somewhere for the summer where I could learn more about bikes and also help out on a farm or hostel for example in exchange for a place to live.
I've been searching through WWOOFING and on hostel/backpackers websites to find the best place in Switzerland or France to settle for the summer. I must say the options are numerous but I would like to favor mountain biking therefore I need suggestions....

Have at it!

Cheers!
Allison
Give this guy a call. Right down the trail from the WC. His name is Ben Walker and he could (maybe) help you out. http://www.lechaletdeben.com/752/index.html He is also from the southwest. Good luck.
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Re: work exchange and MTB in Switzerland, where to go?

Thank you California Dreamer, I just emailed him. I would really like to be in the Portes du Soleil area its got so much to offer. I used to live in Les Gets which would also be nice to be in familiar grounds!
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