The Valais resort is famous, among other things, for its mountain bike routes. You’ve planned everything, and you set off with your trusty mount. It’s quite early in the morning as you board a post bus heading for Le Châble, where you’ve booked a small hotel with a youthful, relaxed vibe: A Lârze. So what’s your plan? Drop off your bike and your gear there because the first day’s schedule is something else. At the reception desk, you also pick up the holy grail of your stay: a Verbier Infinite Playground Pass! The VIP Pass, for those in the know, gives you free access to the ski lifts.
You’re looking up at the sky. Totally cloudless, it looks like a beautiful day. Perfect. The thought of your morning’s activity already sends a shiver down your spine. Your rendezvous is scheduled for 10 a.m. at AlpskyDive, not far from the hotel. You’ll be provided with equipment and instructions, and you’ll head for… Châble heliport! And yes, it’s a freefall jump that’s on the menu today! The helicopter climbs up to 4,000 m and then it’s the descent, in tandem of course, with professional, experienced skydiving pilots! It takes 40 seconds to dive at a speed of 200 km/h. Your heart beats faster, but you still find time to enjoy the breathtaking panorama that stretches out in front of your eyes. It’s not every day you get to see the Alps from above!
You’re still trembling and amazed that you’re no longer part of the AlpskyDive team. The gondola that connects Le Châble to Verbier is just a stone’s throw away. You take it, wander through the narrow streets of the resort where you find a charming restaurant so you can enjoy a refreshing drink. After a full belly, you feel ready to set out again on your adventures. The VIP Pass allows you to try several activities at a discounted rate, and one of them is a real eye-opener: the Hanging Trail. Starting from a 12-metre high tower, you pick the toughest course with its extremely steep zip line and a 9-metre jump into the void. Next time you come, I promise, you’ll also be able to try out the zip line that will stretch from Mont-Fort to the Col des Gentianes (in the autumn of 2020)! Towards the end of the afternoon, you’ll head back to your hotel, where you can spend a relaxed evening, and perhaps meet some friends by the fire, so you can pick up some useful tips for your next day’s mountain bike outing.