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Any mountain bikers out there? Looking for suggestions for a long weekend away

I'm looking for a destination with lifts/vehicle uplift and a good variety of natural singletrack to keep us busy for 4 days. A bit of supplementary pedalling is not a problem, but no more than 500m per day. We're not huge fans of bikepark style trails by the way. I'm also open to hiring a guide to ease the process and to explore some local gems, so recommendations are welcome on that front too.

I should note that I've already been to a lot of the big riding spots within 2 hours of Zug (Flumserberg, Engelberg, Davos, Lenzerheide, Flims-Laax), so looking to spread my wings and head somewhere a little more exotic. Verbier? Zermatt? I'd even consider Italy, so long as we can wrap the drive up within 4 hours.

Any ideas, let me know! Thanks!!!
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Re: Any mountain bikers out there? Looking for suggestions for a long weekend away

Start here for ideas: https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/mount...itzerland.html
But 500m per day is not very ambitious, and may not be catered for in the standard guides.
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Re: Any mountain bikers out there? Looking for suggestions for a long weekend away

Thanks for the link - very useful.

Yes, 500m isn't a lot, but the idea is that we want to get as much vertical descending done as possible, with a little pedal here or there when necessary. it's not that I don't like pedalling, it's just not the objective of the trip. I can ride plenty of uphill in my back yard when I'm back
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Re: Any mountain bikers out there? Looking for suggestions for a long weekend away

Morgins. Something of a mecca for downhill and trail riders alike. One of the two lifts out of the village is running at the moment, and I believe others across into Chatel and Avoriaz are also running.

Sadly I can't offer accommodation, completely full over the next few weeks, but think about booking ahead for next year, perhaps.
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