CovidUpdate

Covid updates

Keeping you abreast of the COVID-19 situation across our different bike resorts. Check out the latest updates below.

Resort updates

SWITZERLAND
From 11 May 2020, shops and restaurants were reopened in Flims Laax. In Davos Klosters all establishments were reopened including shops, restaurants, mountain lifts (cable cars, chair lifts, etc.) and open-air swimming pools on 6 June. The same rules apply to the use of mountain lifts as to public transport. Whenever possible visitors should keep a distance of 2m. Where this is not possible, the wearing of masks is a recommendation however masks are not compulsory. Disinfectants are available for use. If possible, tickets should be bought online to avoid contact points. Those who still prefer the cash desk are kindly asked to pay via contactless payment.


FRANCE
New procedures have been put in place across the Portes du Soleil. Shops, bars and restaurants are open. Face masks are required by some businesses. Hand sanitizer stations have been distributed across the resort. Public places and activities have been adapted to ensure that they can be enjoyed in safety. Lifts are implementing all health and safety measures specified by the government. Face masks must be worn whilst queuing for tickets. On chairlifts, only 1 seat out of every 2 will be in use. In cabins capacity will be limited and a mask must be worn by foot passengers or a minimum distance respected. Cabins will be disinfected between each usage. Sales counters will also be disinfected several times a day. All staff will wear masks when in contact with clients.

Bike hotel updates

MTB lodges have introduced and are continuing to follow new hygiene measures as per health authority regulations. HotellerieSuisse and GastroSuisse have developed specific measures to ensure the safety of guests when staying in accommodation in all service areas. Most hotels and hotel restaurants are now open for business and offer flexible booking terms such as free cancellation, reserve now pay later at no extra cost.

MTB event updates

In France, Pass’Portes du Soleil MTB which was rescheduled to 28-30 August 2020 has now been cancelled. UCI Downhill and XCO Les Gets 2020 has also been cancelled. In Switzerland, in line with government regulations the Swiss Epic 5 day stage race will go ahead on 18-22 August as planned.

Travel updates

FRANCE
Travel from the UK to France will no longer be restricted and travellers will no longer be asked to observe a 14-day quarantine period on arrival in France. As of 10th July, travelers returning from France to the UK are no longer required to self isolate.

SWITZERLAND
On June 5, the Swiss Federation announced that from 15 June 2020, the borders between Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria will be reopened. Border controls with Italy were lifted on 3 June 2020. Travelers returning from Switzerland to the UK are not required to self isolate.

For the latest travel information, visit the gov.uk Foreign Travel Advice webpage.

For inspiration, check out our MTB Travel magazine or check out our Holidays page and find the best places to ride, stay and relax.

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