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Verbier Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

Verbier offers a variety of summer and winter high-altitude sports, ranging from rock and ice climbing to rafting and snow tubing, all led by specialist outfitters.

Biking

About 250 km (188 miles) of trails range from difficult distance rides across the passes to simpler runs closer to town.

Médran Sports. This company offers a choice of equipment and gear at competitive rates. Rue de Médran 59, Verbier, 1936. 027/7716048. www.medransports.ch.

No Bounds. The pros at No Bounds will help you plan your entire outing, plus rent standard or high-performance bikes, helmets, and shells. Rue de Médran, Verbier, 1936. 027/7715556. www.nobounds.ch.

Golf

Verbier Golf Club. With two two 18-hole courses, Les Moulins and Esserts, the Verbier Golf Club is open for play May through November. Les Esserts, Verbier, 1936. 027/7715314. www.verbiergolfclub.ch.

Hiking and Climbing

Trails thread from ridgeline to valley floor in 400 km (300 miles) of pathways that cross nature reserves, highland streams, and historic villages. Sign up at www.guideverbier.com, La Fantastique (027/7714141), or Verbier SportPlus (027/7753363) for everything from hut-to-hut trekking tours to technical rock climbing and rappelling sessions.

Sports Centers

Centre Sportif. Verbier's Centre Sportif is a hub for the active, with indoor skating, swimming, curling, climbing, beach volleyball, tennis, and squash, as well as whirlpools, saunas, and a solarium. There's even a backpackers' dorm and café with free Wi-Fi. Verbier. 027/7716601. www.centre-sportif-verbier.ch.

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