Lovely lush green, rugged rocks, impressive glaciers, mighty four-thousand metre mountains, the Matterhorn and traditional mountain villages and vineyards. Add to these a challenging but flowing racecourse on diverse and demanding single trails. That’s what awaits when taking part in the new 6 day multi stage mountain bike race in the Swiss Alps, the Perskindol Swiss Epic. During five days professional, as well as ambitious amateurs, will ride from Verbier via Leukerbad and Grächen to Zermatt.

Swiss Epic, Testride

Perskindol Swiss Epic is a six-day mountain bike stage race with a unique format. The event will take place for the first time in the Valais from September 15-20, 2014. Each year the race will feature a new route. Teams of two will cover a distance of approximately 400 km in the Swiss Alps, climbing some 15,000 metres. SWISS EPIC has four categories: Men, Ladies, Mixed, and Masters. In addition, there is a shorter race of 300 km and some 8,000 meters of climb focused on the downhill segments called SWISS EPIC FLOW. It features the categories Ladies, Men, and Mixed. On this race, a shuttle bus service will transport bikes and bikers for part of the route, allowing them to bypass large segments of the climb.

Swiss Epic Testride

Participation is open to professionals and ambitious amateur athletes aged 18 and over; the number of starting places is limited to 300 teams (600 participants). Companies can participate as a corporate team with three two-person teams that will race in both races and be rated with a cumulative score.


All starting positions are only awarded with the purchase of an all-inclusive package that covers the cost of full-board accommodation in the privat camper, three-star or five-star hotel, as well as other amenities such as luggage transfer, massages, etc. The organizers of PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC are Joko Vogel, Dany Gehrig, and mountain bike icon Thomas Frischknecht.

Swiss Epic Testride

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