Verbier in the Swiss Alps is a major destination for mountain biking during the summer and autumn months. The Verbier Bikepark School has lessons for anyone aged 12 and over and caters for all levels from beginners who have no experience on downhill tracks upwards. The school is open from June-November. There are details of places to stay on its website. Alternatively, try the threestar Montpelier Hotel, near the centre of Verbier, which has been recently refurbished.
Price: For private lessons between July 6 and October 23 for a group of four people it will cost just under £37 each. These lessons last around three hours, and can be taken in the morning or in the afternoon. You have the ability to choose either beginner, advanced or expert lessons.