Bortabitche

Verbier

A true bike park downhill trail. Jumps, berms, rollers, rocks and a long North Shore boardwalk across a gigantic boulder field!

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
275 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
11˚
Bortabitche Map

Bortabiche is a very man-made trail that has a lot of fun and novelty to it. Big machine-dug berms and jumps are the order of the day. Work out the grip and follow your nose. The trail has a nice flow with some steep sections, but mostly off the brake speed. Some of the jumps need less speed than you might think, so take it easy on the first run!

Description

Halfway down, the trail turns into a big North Shore-style wooden boardwalk that crosses a significant boulder field. The boulders are the size of cars in places! It's a great and fun ride; just don't fall off the side! Filled with a sense of relief that you still have limbs that work, throw yourself off the little road gap and into some beautiful tight and steep switchbacks before doing some skids into the lift station.

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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