Cycling through the Alps

Our flagship and most popular camp: An adventure in the wildest township! The camp is an absolute mix of outdoor experiences and fun: It's not just a bike camp, it's a travel and exploration camp! 1 or 2 weeks possible.

Unique Bilingual Experience in the Heart of Nature

French and English

At our summer camp, the Young Explorers Club celebrates cultural and language immersion by offering an exceptional bilingual experience. Participants have the unique opportunity to speak, learn and practice English and French, in a natural and international setting. Our approach allows each young explorer to fully immerse themselves in both languages, enriching their educational experience while indulging in outdoor adventures.

  • Active Learning: Languages are learned through outdoor activities, making learning lively and engaging.
  • Development of Communication Skills: Daily practice of English and/or French in a variety of situations.
  • Boosting Self-Confidence: Express yourself in a new language in front of others.
  • Cultural Exhibition: Interaction with participants of various nationalities.
  • International Adventure: A multicultural setting that erases borders.

A Unique Travel Camp

A mix of biking and mountain adventures!

A unique opportunity for young explorers to immerse themselves in an adventure combining the thrills of cycling with the discovery of various mountain sports. Located in the picturesque Swiss region of Graubünden, our camp offers a distinctive blend of physical activity, personal development and fun. Our most requested camp, started as a trial trip at Easter 2019 and has now become a classic. During the camp we will travel 1 or 2 weeks (of your choice) through the heart of Switzerland: the canton of Graubünden.
Campers posing for our photograoh during a quick repair session with the bikes.

A balanced program

Biking, camping, games, climbing, and more!

Much more than just cycling! : Morning Walks
Every morning, our campers embark on guided cycling adventures suitable for different skill levels. These rides are not only about enjoying breathtaking scenery, but also about learning bike safety and maintenance techniques.
Afternoon Adventures
Afternoons are dedicated to discovering a range of mountain sports, from rock climbing and hiking to team building games. These activities are designed to challenge campers, encourage teamwork, and build resilience.

Personal growth through adventure

Building Confidence and Skills
Our camp is not limited to physical activities; It’s a platform for personal growth. Campers learn how to overcome challenges, build confidence, and develop leadership skills.
A safe and supportive environment
Safety is our priority. All activities are supervised by experienced instructors and we ensure that every camper feels supported and encouraged throughout their journey.
At Young Explorers Club we offer unique activities such as fire gatherings and survival workshops!

Best investment we could have made

"The travelling summer camp in Graubünden was the best investment we could have made for our child's summer. Not only did they come back with new skills and confidence on a bike, but they also came back with hearts full of unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Attentive and knowledgeable instructors made the trip possible, and the breathtaking scenery provided the perfect backdrop for our child's personal growth. We are truly grateful for the experience and the positive impact she had on our child. Thank you for giving them the gift of adventure and self-discovery.
Mana Blaga , Parent

As parents,

As parents, sending our child to the Swiss bike trip camp was a decision we will never regret. Not only did they come back physically stronger and more confident on a bike, but they also came back with a new sense of independence and maturity. The memories and friendships formed at the camp will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We are truly grateful to the experienced and supportive instructors who guided our child on this incredible journey. Thank you for giving them the gift of adventure and self-discovery.
Jake et Caroline Luc , Parents

The perfect escape from monotony

The Swiss bike travel camp was the perfect escape from the monotony of everyday life. The breathtaking views and thrilling rides tested my mettle, but the sense of freedom and independence I gained was priceless. Instructors and other campers were not only knowledgeable and supportive, but also welcoming and inclusive. I returned home with a renewed sense of purpose and a heart full of unforgettable memories. Thank you for giving me the gift of adventure and self-discovery
Ioanne Melchior , Participante

I'm not a cyclist

I've never considered myself a cyclist, but the bike Camp in Graubünden in 2022 proved to me how much fun bike trips can be. The beautiful scenery and itineraries were not only physically demanding but also mentally uplifting. The sense of accomplishment I felt after each outing was indescribable. But what made the experience truly special was the supportive and inclusive community of the camp. I made lifelong friends and memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you for showing me the power of determination and teamwork.
Jake Hu , Participant

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20% group discount on all bookings!
This means that if you register two or more participants, each of those registrations will be 20% cheaper.


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Are you really motivated to attend summer camp? Contact us to apply for a scholarship to reduce camp fees! The camp takes place in several independent sessions of two weeks with the possibility of also participating in 1 week only:


2-week sessions (R


) (Swiss participant price: 1690CHF**. International Participant Price: 1980CHF**):

Session 1: 7.07.24 – 20.07.24

Session 2: 28.07.24 – 10.08.24

Possibility to participate in 1 week (Swiss participant price: 990CHF**. International participant price: 1370CHF**):

Session 1: 7.07.24 – 13.07.24

Session 2: 14.07.24 – 20.07.24

Session 3: 28.07.24 – 03.08.24

Session 4: 04.08.24 – 10.08.24


*Participating in the bike camp for two weeks rather than just one is highly recommended for several essential reasons. First of all, the different itinerary each week allows participants to discover a wider variety of landscapes and challenges, enriching their experience. Secondly, it provides the opportunity to deepen cycling skills through more sustained practice and continuous coaching. In addition, two weeks of immersion allow for better integration within the group, promoting friendships and team spirit. In addition to the benefits in terms of experience and learning, attending the bike camp for two weeks also has a significant financial benefit. The cost of participation for two weeks is, in fact, more advantageous compared to registration for a single week, when you consider the price per day. Participants may arrive or leave the camp on slightly different dates (depending on logistics and location), contact us for more information Attendees can participate in one or more consecutive sessions. And for those who want longer camps, we have other camps too (participation in multiple sessions is possible).

**Thanks to the help of our local sponsors, we are able to provide a discounted price to all Swiss nationals. The mentioned price includes all costs of the participant during the camp period, i.e. all public or private transport during the camp, food, accommodation costs, and any common group equipment (tents and any other equipment related to the activities, harness and climbing equipment). Not included: Bike and bike bags (possibility to rent with us at a very discounted price: Price mentioned on the online registration form) transport to and from the meeting point and possible personal equipment (sleeping bag (contact us if you need it), clothing and other personal expenses).
In order to promote the camp to more families (who might also share our values), we are able to offer a 10% discount on all bookings if they join a friend or family member. This means that if you register two or more participants, each of those registrations will be 10% cheaper.


For Swiss participants, the meeting point for all the different sessions of the camp is at Lausanne Gare. From Lausanne, transport is organized to the departure of the camp in Obergoms for 1 day of multi-activities before the start of the camp. Another meeting point will be organized from Geneva airport for international participants. Transport will also be arranged from there.

Ages & Languages

We offer this camp in 2 versions, one for 9 – 13 year olds (itinerary and activities adapted to needs) and the other for 14 – 18 year olds. For participants between the ages of 16 and 18, we offer our innovative, youth-friendly leadership program, offering a unique blend of camp participation and a specialized program. This program is designed to foster the development of technical and soft skills through a series of activities, workshops, and hands-on leadership opportunities. We believe in bringing together an international community, which is why the languages spoken at the camp are French and English, which is what we have seen from our past experience and the huge benefit of mixing Francophones and Anglophones and learning from both groups.

Why should I attend this camp?

Participating in this camp offers a multitude of unique and rewarding benefits, designed to stimulate personal growth, adventure, and learning in an international environment. Here are some key reasons why you should consider joining this camp:

1. Adventure and Discovery: Every day is a new adventure, whether cycling through the majestic landscapes of the Alps, or exploring the cultural richness of Switzerland. These unforgettable experiences encourage you to surpass yourself and discover new passions.

2. Language Skills Development: As the camp is bilingual (French and English), it offers an exceptional opportunity to practice and improve your language skills on a daily basis, in a natural and interactive setting.

3. Environmental and Cultural Education: Beyond cycling, the camp incorporates educational activities focused on understanding the environment and local culture, enriching your knowledge of the world.

4. Personal Growth: Immersion in a diverse and international group promotes the development of social skills, self-confidence, and autonomy. Daily challenges and group activities encourage teamwork and resilience.

5. Varied Activities: In addition to cycling, the camp offers a variety of sports and creative activities, ensuring that each participant finds something they enjoy.

6. Unforgettable memories: Friendships made, landscapes discovered, and skills learned stay with participants long after camp ends, marking a milestone in their lives.

In summary, this camp is not only an opportunity to practice cycling in spectacular landscapes, but also a way to grow personally, forge international friendships, and explore new cultures in an immersive and playful way.

Itinerary and activities

Day 1: Lausanne/Geneva -> Realp – Campsite

Introduction: The first leg of our trip takes us through the Alpine valleys to Realp, where local history comes to life. This short distance is perfect for acclimatizing to the clean mountain air.

– Landscape: Alpine valleys, historic villages

– Activity: Visit of Realp


Day 2 : Real -> Camona Maighels – Campsite

Introduction: Today we pedal in a picturesque setting, where every turn offers a new, vivid postcard of traditional Switzerland.

– Landscape: River landscapes, traditional Swiss architecture

– Activity: Nature walk and photography workshop


Day 3: Camona Maighels -> Fontanivas – Campsite

Introduction: This route immerses us in the alpine meadows, a paradise of tranquility where nature reigns supreme.

– Landscape: Alpine meadows, forest trails

– Activity: Introduction to mountain flora and fauna


Day 4: Fontanivas -> Trun – Camping

Introduction: A well-deserved break that allows us to explore local traditions through creative workshops and build community connections.

– Activities: Local craft workshop, community service project


Day 5: Trun -> Vuorz – Chalet

Introduction: The adventure continues to Vuorz, with breathtaking views of the glaciers, reminding us of the majesty of the alpine world.

– Landscape: Mountain vistas, glacier views


Day 6: Vuorz -> Vuorz (rest day with outings around) – Chalet.


Day 7: Vuorz -> St Martin (Obersaxen) – Chalet.

Introduction: A day to immerse yourself in the local culture, with a cultural exchange program and well-deserved moments of relaxation.

– Activities: Cultural exchange program with a local school, swimming


Day 8: St Martin (Obersaxen) -> St Martin (Obersaxen) (rest day with outings around) – Chalet.


Day 9: St Martin (Obersaxen) – > Lumbrein (via the pass) – Camping.

Introduction: The road winds through narrow valleys, where the murmur of mountain streams accompanies our journey.

– Landscape: Narrow valleys, mountain streams

– Activity: Watercolour painting of the landscape


Day 10: Lumbrein in a chalet (day without cycling).

Introduction: Lumbrein reveals itself in the heart of Graubünden.


Day 11: Lumbrein -> Sagi Rien – Chalet.


Day 12: Sagi Rien -> Ferienheim Crap la Foppa (Flims) – Chalet

– Landscape: Alpine forests, mountainous scenery

– Activity: Nature Photography Session


Day 13: Ferienheim Crap la Foppa (Flims) – Chalet.

Introduction: The adventure leads us to Flims, where suspension bridges and rock formations provide an ideal playground for adventurous spirits.

– Landscape: Suspension bridges, rock formations

– Activity: Introduction to climbing with professionals


Day 14: Ferienheim Crap la Foppa (Flims) -> Lausanne/Geneva

Introduction: The trip ends with a great party, with a heart full of memories and bonds of friendship that will last long beyond our adventure.

– Landscape: Trip Recap, Farewell Activities

– Activity: Closing ceremony, sharing of experiences and exchange of photos


This route is designed to provide young people with an immersive experience, combining the pleasure of cycling with cultural and personal enrichment.

A typical day
7:00 am – Wake up and have breakfast at camp.
8:00 am – Camp preparation and start the bike trip
12:00 pm – Stop for lunch (sandwich, crackers, fruit, etc.)
14:00 – Camp set up for the night
15:00 – Explore the surroundings and schedule activities.
6:00 p.m. – Cook dinner (freeze-dried meal, soup, etc.)
7:00 p.m. – Campfire and socialization, educational program (astronomy, team game).
9:00 p.m. – Lights off
Note: This is only a sample itinerary and activities can be adjusted according to the needs and preferences of the group.
What physical condition should I be in?

Since we will be participating in different outdoor activities throughout the trip, our students must have a minimum of physical fitness to participate in the bike camp. But in our experience, this is the case for 95% of young people between 9 and 16 years old! In the months leading up to your trip, we recommend that you participate in physical activity at least once a week if you are not already doing so. Contact us if in doubt, we will be happy to guide you to the best camp.

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Learning outcomes from this trip:
Our participants gain a variety of skills and knowledge, including:
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Outdoor Survival & Camping Skills
  • First Aid and Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Awareness and Conservation
  • Personal Values and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Cultural understanding and respect for diversity
  • Fitness & Healthy Habits
  • Citizenship and Community Service
  • The ultimate goal is to help our participants become responsible and well-rounded individuals, ready to make a positive impact in the world.
What if I don't know anyone else?

Most of our students come to Young Explorers Club without knowing anyone before their trip. You’ll start making friends as soon as you arrive at the airport (and our instructors will be there to help). Once the journey is over, you won’t want to leave your new community! Most of our students remain friends long after their summer is over. We firmly believe that life is about having new experiences and making the most of every moment. However, we also recognize that the most meaningful experiences often require stepping out of our comfort zones and venturing away from familiar surroundings. When we do this, we find ourselves in unfamiliar and challenging environments, which forces us to fully engage with our surroundings and truly live in the moment. These new places and situations often bring new perspectives and can inspire us to continue seeking out new experiences that push us to grow and broaden our horizons.

What are the other students like?

The teenagers who come to the Young Explorers Club are kind, welcoming, eager to learn and come from all over Switzerland, France, USA and elsewhere. Our groups are full of positive young adults who will work well with each other. Young Explorers Club places a strong emphasis on group dynamics and creating a supportive social environment, and our students reflect this.

Safety: Is this camp safe?

During each activity, all preventive safety measures are in place and strictly followed. To see all our safety measures and protocols, please visit our dedicated page: SECURITY & TEAM.

Do you have any other questions?

We believe in human-to-human interaction: write to us via our contact methods ( and schedule a call or meeting with one of our employees. We will be happy to answer any doubts or questions you may have. Or find the list of all frequently asked questions on FAQs.

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