Summer has hit the Alps big style this year with soaring temps, dusty trails, ice creams and trips to the lake being part of our daily routine for the best part of a month now. Whilst temperatures have been hitting el scorchio levels in excess of 40 degrees, you won’t find us slowing down, we’ve just launched our brand new range of Summer Wipeouts and are hoping that they make it into the backpack of the many Alpine-bound hikers, enduro and downhill MTB riders looking to visit the area this season.
Three countries, 105 miles and around 10 days. The Tour du Mont Blanc offers hikers the opportunity to travel around the base of Mont Blanc on a magnificent circular journey through spectacular and varied alpine terrain. Our TMB Wipeout covers the traditional route, plus the five variations, and includes huts, lakes, cols, mountains, towns and villages along the trail. It also includes a host of other info including an altitude profile of the route, walking times, local flora and fauna and useful telephone numbers for the huts, emergency services and tourist information centres en route. The TMB Wipeout also doubles up as a mini-towel, sunglasses cleaner, and sweaty forehead wiper and is more than likely to make you the envy of other hikers along the route!
If you prefer to explore the mountains on two wheels rather than two feet, then we’ve got two great products for you – the Portes du Soleil and Espace Killy MTB trail maps. The Portes du Soleil and Espace Killy are known across the globe for the quality of the mountain biking on offer with thousands of MTB enthusiasts making the pilgrimage to both areas every summer for some spectacular lift-accessed and human powered riding. The Portes du Soleil map features all trails prepared for summer 2015 in the huge area that includes the MTB havens of Avoriaz, Les Gets, Morzine, and Chatel. If the riding around Val d’Isere and Tignes is more your bag then our Espace Killy MTB trail map includes details on all the downhill, cross-country and all-mountain trails and info on where to find the free shuttle buses, the pumptrack, bike cleaning areas and the awesome MTB airbag!
No matter where you’re headed, our Summer Wipeouts can be used to wipe the dirt off your glasses and the sweat out of your eyes, keeping you focused on the trail that lies ahead.
Stay tuned for more Summer Wipeouts in the future and if you’ve got any ideas for new product innovations then let us know – we’re always keen to hear about a creative use of a Wipeout! Likewise, if you’re planning a trail running or biking event and looking for a promotional gift then get in touch to discuss our custom options. And if you’ve got any pics of Wipeouts in action then please send them our way!
Whether you’re riding, hiking, running, climbing, swimming, paddling, or simply enjoying a glass of rosé in the sun, we hope the summer of 2015 is your best one yet.
Speaking of rosé… is it that time already?!!