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
Morzine Avoriaz tourism are busy working on what can be put into place to ensure visitors can relax and enjoy time in Morzine. Strict hygiene measures will be in place, activities will be specially adapted and the same fresh open spaces will be available to enjoy in safety. Measures are in place including the provision of masks and hand sanitiser. 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. 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. Hotels that remain closed are:

  • Peaks Place, Flims, Switzerland – closed until 26 June 2020
  • InterContinental Davos, Switzerland – closed until 27 November 2020
  • La Bergerie, Morzine, France – closed until 26 June 2020
  • Chamois d’Or Hotel & Spa, Les Gets, France closed until further notice
  • Le Chasse Montagne, Les Gets, France closed until further notice

MTB event updates

Morzine Avoriaz tourism have confirmed that Pass’Portes du Soleil MTB on 28-29-30 August is still planned to go ahead and ask that participants be prepared for changes from the usual functioning where everyone ‘must be ready to adapt to respect the new rules and the safety of everyone at each event’. UCI Downhill and XCO Les Gets remain scheduled for 19-20 September. In Switzerland as of 6 June events with up to 300 people have been allowed. The Swiss Epic 5 day stage race is still planned to go ahead on 18-22 August subject to final confirmation by 30 June.

Travel updates

FRANCE
The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Minister for the Interior have announced that restrictions on travel to France from countries in the European zone will be lifted from 15 June 2020 midnight. Travellers from these European countries will no longer need an international travel certificate and will not be subject to any form of quarantine. Travel from the UK will no longer be restricted from 15 June 2020 midnight but in reciprocity of British regulations, travellers arriving from the UK will be asked to observe a 14-day quarantine period on arrival in France.

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. Entry restrictions from EU EFTA States and the UK will also be lifted on 15 June 2020.

For inspiration, check out our MTB Travel magazine or for detailed bike resort information, see Destination pages. Happy holiday planning, stay safe and roll on summer!

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