Pure MTB is based in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland known as Ticino, in the village of Campo Blenio set between the Adula and Gotthard mountain ranges. With direct access to over 250km of off-road single track, our location offers bikers of all abilities and experience the purest form of mountain bike riding.
In Ticino, mountain trails are open to walkers and riders alike. Bikes are welcome on board public transport including the local ski lifts. Ticino is also known for being one of the driest regions of the Alps, so there’s plenty of dirt to throw around! Check out this review of the region from Red Bull.
Switzerland offers an incredible 8’000km of designated mountain bike routes. Trails are clearly sign posted, mapped and easy to follow. Trail maps are also readily available online. Whether you’ve never challenged a mountain before or endurance is already your middle name, Pure MTB paradise awaits you!
Our alpine lodge is a great place to chillax, BBQ and hang out with friends. There’s comfortable shared accommodation, secure bike storage, space to work on your bike and access to an outdoor, wood fired hot tub. Nutritious meals, fresh juices and organic locally sourced produce help complement this secret mountain biking paradise.
There are four comfortable bunk beds and one double bed. We accommodate solo riders, couples and small groups of up to eight. Full-board shared accommodation is available from Sunday night up to and including Friday night.
WHAT TO BRING
Weather can change quickly and dramatically in the mountains from warm sunshine to freezing cold hail storms. While mostly mild weather conditions are expected from June to October, it is vital to be prepared for a variety of temperatures, ranging between 5 to +25°C. Pack rain and cold gear accordingly. Check out the Essential Kit list below.
- Comfortable, waterproof backpack
- Suitable clothing – ones you have ridden in before to ensure comfort. Not too thick or absorbent.
- Light waterproof jacket
- Padded cycling shorts / trousers + overshorts (at least 3 pairs)
- Long-sleeved base layers for warmth (merino wool ideal)
- Short-sleeved and long-sleeved cycling tops
- Light, long-sleeved fleece layer
- Biking socks (at least 4 pairs), synthetic material (quick-dry)
- Warm down jacket for evenings
- Buff (neck gaitor)
- Hat (wool or synthetic thermal material)
- Non-slip footwear (suitable for hike-a-bike sections)
- Bike gloves (long finger, not fingerless)
- Biking glasses / goggles (suitable eye protection)
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or more, including one for lips)
- Insect spray
- Mobile phone activated for use in Switzerland (roaming) and charger
Regular cycling helmets are provided free of charge.
Getting to Pure MTB
Fly from the U.K. to Zürich in under two hours. Biasca is a short train ride (only two and a half hours) from Zürich airport. We will pick you up from Biasca train station and drop you off on your return.
Alternatively, we can help you to arrange a taxi / airport shuttle to pick you up. You can also hire a car from Zürich airport. Please let us know if you would like any assistance with travel arrangements.
From the Great British trails of South Wales, to Snowdonia and the Great Scottish Borders to the untamed slopes of Switzerland, in 2018 we set out to explore a relatively undiscovered region of the Adula Alps. Spectacular, raw, natural trails in a pure mountain setting inspired the creation of a big mountain challenge and bike camp, a place to build and test off-piste riding abilities. Then came the bikes, then came the lodge and the rest is history!
Mad inventor, physicist, ex-Swiss-Army rescue specialist, skier, sailor, outdoor enthusiast.
British qualified bike guide, mechanic & first aider.
Mountain biker, health foods enthusiast, cook, skier, sailor, outdoor junkie!
British qualified first aider.
Write to us or call us, we look forward to hearing from you.
+44 (0)20 30 264406
Paese Campo Blenio 31
6720 Campo Blenio
Campo Blenio is a tiny village a short drive north of Biasca, just off the motorway.