Video: Morgane Charre Shreds Enduro Trails Deep in the Swiss Alps

May 12, 2020
by Pivot Cycles  

Deep in the Swiss Alps, Morgane Charre transcends time - and the trail - on the Firebird. From her home in France, the newest member of Pivot Factory Racing takes us to a rugged and hidden corner of our mountain biking Universe.



In Southwest Switzerland on the French and Italian border, across the valley from Zermatt lies one of Morgane Charre’s favorite destinations: Valais Canton. There are more than 46 summits over 4,000m height in Valais, including the Matterhorn. It's also home of the longest glacier in Europe: Aletsch (24km long). The climate is dry, making for great riding all year round.


bigquotesValais Canton is full of amazing places to ride. Martigny and Verbier trails to Zermatt, through Crans Montana and Saint Luc Bike parks - there are also many bike-friendly hiking trails on every mountain accessible by lifts, buses, or pedaling. The playground is infinite. And with 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, Valais Canton never disappoints.Morgane Charre


Valais has a strong mountain biking culture. Most inhabitants are outdoorsy people and many of them are mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Women and men of every age are really into riding, allowing them to explore the majestic mountains around the area.


In 2019, Valais was the host of EWS finals in Zermatt as well as the XC Marathon World Championships. There is a strong racing culture in Switzerland and Swiss Cycling has proposed a first of its kind project to organize all seven 2015 World Championship MTB events in Valais Canton: XC, DH, Enduro, Marathon, Pumptrack, Short Track, and E-bike.


bigquotesValais Canton is my favorite destination in Switzerland. It's always sunny and there are all kinds of trails, from flowy to really technical. Verbier and Crans Montana are my favorites in the area.Morgane Charre


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20 Comments

  • 9 0
 Awesome edit. The landscape and colors were beautiful as well as the riding!
  • 5 0
 Oh man I see these vids and all I can think of is: "Oh what a EWS season we could be having..." The ladies field is stacked with so many good riders it was going to be a battle to watch...Ah well maybe later this year.
  • 5 0
 Yeah Morgane! Sweet edit!
  • 4 0
 If you don't shred you're nothing!
  • 4 0
 Nice one Morgane. Can't wait to ride there soon! It's too good...
  • 3 0
 Made me want to move back to Switzerland!
  • 3 0
 The Valais is a hidden corner of Switzerland?
  • 2 0
 It's the region that shares the border with France and Italy: goo.gl/maps/EqRuyrwE7hxoW1RNA
  • 3 0
 @ridebullit: I guess @panchosdad is well aware of that and more amused about calling a valley of roughly 160 km length a hidden corner in a country of the size of Switzerland.
  • 4 0
 Yes, we are totally hidden, please do not try to find us or look at that trailforks thingy! Not sure about the corner tho.
  • 2 0
 3K in 5 miles is no joke.
  • 3 0
 that’s my backyard.
  • 1 0
 Do you take 20 mins train train in a tunnel to reach your backyard? Wink
  • 2 0
 @inversedotch: yeah bro it’s only 10 min to the backyard. ????
  • 1 0
 @alexkuenzi: i wish Kandersteg was closer from Wallis. I love the freeride trail there!
  • 1 1
 Absolutely! If you want to live an amazing adventure.

Valais MTB Guide -> www.emmanuelallaz.ch/guiding - www.derupa-bike.ch
  • 1 0
 After your trashy comment on Nathan Hughes post i'm surprised you are still logging on Pinkbike..

As for your ads, you can also live your own adventure and use Trailforks. Wink
  • 1 1
 Valais is my place ! Do you guys need a guide for sic enduro or downhill in this amazing swiss area ? I'm your guy !
-> www.bikevs.ch - Enjoy the trails like locals do !
  • 1 0
 Super nice
  • 1 1
 Canton Valais

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