Paragliding and Mountain Biking at The Lodge, Verbier

26 June 2012

Paragliding and Mountain Biking at The Lodge, Verbier

A couple of us from the Oxford Ski Company have recently been out in Switzerland checking out the fantastic properties in our portfolio as well as getting the chance to experience what the Alps have to offer in the summer.  We stayed at Richard Branson's luxury chalet in Verbier called The Lodge - this was the perfect base from which to explore the resort.

After a delicious breakfast at The Lodge we took the Medran lift up the mountain with our mountain bikes cleverly attached to the side of the cable car.  It was a great opportunity to be able to see the mountains in summer and looking across the green valleys up to the snow capped glacier above, the views were nothing short of spectacular! After a fun filled morning pedalling our way along mountain tracks and crossing streams, we arrived on top of the mountain to find a delicious picnic carefully prepared and laid out by friendly staff at The Lodge with cushions and blankets.  After enjoying the amazing views and tucking into our well deserved lunch, what better way to finish the morning than by paragliding down over the picturesque town of Verbier!  You can paraglide all year round in Verber, either from you feet in summer or on your skis come the winter.  Definitely an amazing experience and one we would highly recommend!

The day was topped off by a hot and cold stone massage from the experienced, in-house masseur at The Lodge and then a BBQ with drinks on the terrace.  With superb facilities, a great location and a friendly, welcoming team, The Lodge is a perfect choice for your stay in Verbier be it in winter or summer.