Ride The Alps
August 8-15, 2020
These 7 day, 7 night camps (6 days of riding) are intended for advanced intermediate and above riders and go from Saturday to Saturday. (Please note check in and checkout times before booking airfare).
Meet Our Guides
Wayne has been an integral part of the Fluidride family for the past 4 years, and is now the Fluidride European Manager, helping with all aspects of your Chamonix experience. Wayne has also played a pivotal role in getting our Finale Legure trip going. Wayne is a highly skilled rider and Certified French Guide as well as an organizational genius. Wayne is also a FIT Level 1 and 2 Instructor.
aka Timmy Willis - is a certified French Guide as well as a gifted rider, coach and all around great guy. Thomas (pronounced Toma) helped Fluidride create our trips in Chamonix Valley and continues to offer our riders inspiration and access to trails hidden throughout the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Timmy is also FIT Level 1 and 2 Instructor.
Adjoining luxury chalets in the town of chamonix!
For 2019 we'll continue to be located near downtown Chamonix, France instead of in the surrounding mountains as in the past. This will allow riders to head into town anytime – a great addition to the experience. It will also allow non-riders to join their riding friends and have access to transportation all over the valley and beyond to hike, shop or eat anytime. (There is a bus and train station only 100 meters from the house – passes included in trip price.) We have two adjoining chalets with 8 total bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 saunas, 2 outdoor hot tubs, 2 sets of washers and dryers, and 2 garages with heated floors for bike storage. (Think pre-ride bike check in your slippers.)
All TOURS include
Daily ride guiding in French, Swiss, and Italian Alps by local, Certified French Guides. Instruction included during Blue Square Tours. Our Guides are also FIT Level 1 & 2 Instructors.
7 days, 7 nights accommodation
Airport service upon arrival and departure
Breakfast every day and group dinner (wine included) five nights of each trip
Assistance with rental bikes, helmets, and riding gear
Complimentary organization for non-riders by our local Guides
Valley train and bus pass
Private Master Suite (en suite bathroom - bathtub and shower - double vanity - toilet room - Mt Blanc View from bathtub) – $3,499 (single occupancy) (SOLD OUT)
Shared Master Suite (Couples only - bed cannot be split) – $2,999/PP* (SOLD OUT)
Private Suite – $3,299 (Same size as Master Suite - private en suite bathroom - upstairs next to Master but with no Mt Blanc views).
Shared Suite – $2,849/PP (Same size as Master Suite - private en suite bathroom - upstairs next to Master but with no Mt Blanc views - can be set up as king or two twins).
Private Room with Balcony and View of Mt Blanc - Private Bathroom across the hall - $3,249 (single occupancy)(SOLD OUT FOR 2020)
Shared Room with Balcony and View of Mt Blanc - Private Bathroom across the hall – $2,799/PP (SOLD OUT FOR 2020)
Private Standard Room - $2,999
Shared Standard Room – $2,599/PP
*Price per person for double occupancy. NON-RIDERS SAVE FEE IS $1000 (shared room with rider only).
Your deposit holds your spot with the balance broken into 6 equal interest-free payments.
The Not-So-Fine Print
Tours are fully refundable until December 15, 2019. A 50% refund of total trip price will be made to riders cancelling between December 16 and January 31st 2020. No refunds after February 1, 2020. If you are on one of our payment plans and cancel after February 1, 2020, your card will continue to be charged until the trip is paid in full. No exceptions. Trip protection is required through World Nomads to protect your investment. Insurance is inexpensive and covers you for more than just the purchase price of your trip. (Typically covers air travel as well as emergency flights etc). We’ve had students use their insurance due to legitimate reasons for cancellation. They were able to recover the cost of their trip. Please help us by taking this step. We will not be able to refund your money after February 1, no matter the reason.
What if I just want to pay in full now?
No problem! We can send you a special payment form for that.
What if I want to bring a non-rider with me?
Totally fine! Non-riders pay $1,000 when traveling with a riding guest and are welcome to join us in the van on some or all days. There is incredible hiking from the house and at nearly every ride location. When you reserve your spot we'll ask you to confirm if you are bringing a non-rider and we will invoice you accordingly.
What are the other additional costs?
Airfare can usually be found for around $1,100. You will also be responsible for lift passes ($25/day on average), lunches and two dinners.
What happens if we get inclement weather and the trails are not rideable?
While weather related cancellations of rides are rare (we always do our best to get you on the trail!) we are not responsible for the weather, which can change quickly in the Alps. There might be days where riding is not possible. On such days we do our best to ensure you have a great time either hanging out with the crew or heading into town for fun. In seven years, we’ve only canceled a couple of days, so come prepared to ride!