Verbier, Switzerland is a world famous ski & snowboard destination with stunning mountain tops and a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other… Take it from us, the season to be there is winter in Verbier.
Yet, who could possibly overlook the pristine beauty of Switzerland in summer? If you’re looking for a quiet breath of fresh air in the summer months while enjoying adrenaline pumping excursions, festivals, art and music stop & summer in Verbier.
Fuel your competition watching or maybe participate in the longest bike race in the world, learn how to paraglide in the heart of The Alps, and how to make authentic rye bread at the Le Cotterg. Whatever you decide to partake in, Verbier’s unique summer activities will be sure to leave you feeling more alive and adventurous than ever.
Montreux Jazz Festival
Sit back on the lawn sipping chardonnay, or put your dancing shoes on to enjoy this annual music festival along the lakefront promenade in Verbier. The Montreux Jazz Festival takes place the first two weeks of July and showcases professional artists from around the globe. Groove along to popular artists like MØ, The Lumineers, & Bonobo, grab a bite to eat from the many food and drink vendors, and mingle with the approximately 250,000 other guests. The Montreux Jazz Fest is the perfect place to either relax or dance like you’ve never before in the beautiful and pristine summer Verbier atmosphere.
The Verbier Music Festival
If the Montreux Jazz Festival left you anxious for more music, exceptional food, and new SuperShe connections, don’t worry… you have yet another chance to attend one of Verbier’s most talked-about music festivals. The Verbier Music Fest takes place late-July to early August. Enjoy your day listening to world-class musicians like Evgeny Kissin, attending masterclasses, and sipping on your favorite mixed beverage. There is something for every SuperShe at the Verbier Music Festival, whether you just go for the afternoon or decide to stay for all 17 days.
Jumping International de Verbier
Pull out your floppy hat, sunglasses, and tall boots SuperShes! The Jumping International de Verbier is the one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in Europe, taking place right in the heart of Verbier every mid to late August. If you ride yourself, you can to compete amongst some of the greatest equestrians in Europe or, play it safe, sit back, and watch this intense sport in the company of ladies who traveled all over the world to be there. It is free to attend and you will definitely not be disappointed with the remarkable views which accompany this must-see event.
Verbier Bike Fest
I know we’ve all had dreams of quitting our job, slapping on a leather jacket, and joining a bad-ass bike brigade. Well… now’s our chance to live out that dream SuperShes! The Verbier Bike Fest is one of the largest, most-impressive Harley Davidson assemblies in Switzerland. With over 10,000 guests, it is free to attend and offers various food and beverage venders throughout the notable covered coliseum. You can plan on visiting this event during the first weekend in September to enjoy amusing concerts, stunt displays, and plenty of get-away motorcycles to choose from.
The Grand Raid
Put your endurance to the test and participate in the longest mountain bike race in the world, known as, The Grand Raid. This exhilarating race is 125 kilometers (approx. 78 miles) and goes through 5000m of elevation gain. Ranked S5 in difficulty, The Grand Raid requires intense effort throughout, but you will be rewarded with the breath-taking scenery along the way. Be sure to plan on devoting at least 16 hours to complete this exhilarating adventure (with refreshment stops along the way). Although tough to accomplish, The Grand Raid is quite the achievement and you will definitely be granted bragging rights when you cross the finish line.
Soar over the beautiful Val de Bagnes valley peacefully free gliding with Flyverbier, a paragliding and hang gliding center which offers all different types of courses — from introductory to tandem flights. Whether you’re a practiced flier or it’s your first time in the air, you’ll be sure to have a thrilling excursion in Verbier which is one best places in the world to paraglide. With over 30 years of experience, SuperShe’s can rest easy knowing their pilot will take care of them, from take off to landing. Get ready for an adrenaline rush ladies!
Rye Bread Baking
Take a trip back in time making bread in the century-old ovens at the Le Cotterg just outside of Verbier in the village of Le Châble. Fire up the oven and truly experience what it was like to bake during the medieval days in Switzerland. The ovens are available for baking parties – perfect after a long day of biking, paragliding, or even post-festival. The delicious taste of rye bread will leave you feeling nostalgic and satisfied and goes great with a bottle of Merlot!
The Chamois Hike
Step into the pristine Haut Val de Bagnes nature preserve to hike about and admire the wild animals and magical scenery along the Combins Massif. This hike takes approximately five hours to complete, ending up in Fionnay where you can rest and enjoy a satisfying meal at the Louvie cabin and restaurant. Stay a night or two surrounded by nature’s presence until you begin your trek back. This is the perfect opportunity to let go and enjoy what the Earth has to offer.
Whether you’re determined to race against some of the best mountain bikers in the world, enjoy world-class musical and motorbiking performances, or ready to let go and surround yourself in nature, Verbier makes for the perfect place to spend the summer months right in the heart of the Swiss Alps.