Intro to Enduro WE April 21-22

For You? : You have just started enduro riding or you are a rider but maybe you have been mainly on the road or on a cross country bike. Your level: you can ride mainly every single trail when it’s not too steep but you are losing your confidence as soon as it gets steeper or when the switch backs are showing up or that the single trail gets technical. You don’t really know how to place your body and how to brake on corners. You don’t really figure out which technique to apply depending on the corners or terrain. You would like to gain in speed and trust. You would like to be able to get over obstacles. You just want to play with the terrain rather than being control by it. Your objective is to ride mythical trails such as the Portail de Fully, Vertigo or La Plaine Morte . Your physical level is low as we start the season. Don’t worry during this weekend the accent will be on the technical skills. We will ride up for a max of 500m per day to discover different type of trails and check together how to ride them. Come with an open spirit and easy going. Enduro MTB riding is also a strong spirit of sharing outside of the competitive field.

When and Where : The meeting point is the parking on the right of the Rotisserie of Bois Noir close to Saint Maurice (VS) (,6.9566356,13z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sgoogle+maps+bois+noir+saint+maurice!3m4!1s0x0:0xf1195c772e494552!8m2!3d46.1907642!4d7.0247161) at 1200 on the Saturday. We will do a bike check and small intro for the first 60min.


Saturday we will leave directly from the parking lot so come already equipped. The restaurant has toilet that you could use against a drink for sure.

13h-17h00 :We will start with a technical skills on spot worshop and then move around the Bois Noir to get the skills into practice.

17h30: we  head to the B&B L’Erable Rouge in Branson for apero, dinner and night.


8h30 Breakfast

9h30 Start for the day. Depending on the group level we will determine which single trails we will do. The program is left voluntary open for this reason and also the weather forecast. WE want to be totally flexible to insure the quality of your stay with us.

16h End of the WE of course we will be happy to share a last apero if you are willing  to stay longer. You will see we quickly get attached to the Provence of Switzerland.

The Guesthouse : L’Erable Rouge is situated on the top of the village of Branson. It’s an old attic that was rebuilt with taste and charm.

Your guides/instructors:

Myriam Saugy, physical trainer, performance trainer and co-founder of Myriam is a former pro rider, won 3x the Transvesubienne, the Flims Maxiavalanche 1x and is counting several podiums on regional enduro races in France and Switzerland. Her racing career started with XC marathon so she know what it is to start enduro riding. Myriam will be surrounded by other female experienced riders when necessary.

Our enduro WE partners: Ion Switzerland, Santa Cruz Switzerland,, Velosophe Cyclist Beer, BB L’Erable Rouge.

Pricing :  CHF 350.- per person to be wired to the postal account of Myriam Saugy, Saugy Performance, 1007 Lausanne IBAN : CH29 0900 0000 1459 7492 4. To sign up and for questions use our contact form 

Cancellation policy: 50% reimbursement of the amount you have paid up to 1 week  before the event on presentation of a medical certificate. No reimbursement after this delay.

What does the pricing include?

  • The MTB enduro guiding and instructing
  • The guesthouse night
  • The meals as follows : apero/dinner on Sat. Breakfast/ lunch pic nic on Sunday.
  • The shuttling and public transportation tickets
  • The help to help you find the right equipment if you are not yet fully equiped.
  • The sharing of our experience, knowledge of the region and of MTB gear

The pricing does not include :

  • What you take to drink in your water bag. Your personal riding snacks.
  • The Sunday apero

Your Packing list :

To go riding,( if you don’t have yet the enduro gear check our next paragraph before being too scared):

  • Your enduro MTB : Size of your wheels : not important from 26 to 29ers. Travel: min of 120mm in the front, 100m in the back. Tires: 2.3 section tire in the front with decent profile, 2.25 in the rear. Have your suspension and brake pads checked before you come. But don’t worry too much we will check again everything before we start our tour and workout
  • Helmet : enduro or not enduro it’s not important but you don’t need a full face helmet.
  • Pads : The knee pads are a must. The elbow pads it’s good but not mandatory. We recommend tibias pads if you are riding with flat pedals. Long fingers gloves.
  • Glasses : transparent glass or sunglass but not too dark. Forest riding requires light glasses. The trend is to wear goggles but it’s alright if you don’t have any.
  • A backpack made for MTB if it has a small back protection it’s perfect but don’t worry too much if there are none.
  • In your bag you should have : a spare tube, tires levers, a pump, to drink and some snacks for the outings. A small windstopper jacket is great. First aid kit in option.
  • On yourself : Better wear a long sleeve shirt et a wide shorts on top of your cycling shorts. Don’t hesitate to put an underwear layer if it’s a bit cold.

Off-bike :

  • Easy going sportswear, slippers, sport
  • Your usual toilet gear.

You don’t have yet your equipement and maybe you would like to get it before you come:

For the MTB, contact us it will be much easier we can find a bike for you.

For the clothing, we ride with ION coming from kite surfing the quality and design is top but many others brands have great women lines now. For your jersey think that you may have gear underneath so don’t hesitate to go for the higher sizing. For the knee pads, we personally are with ION because we find them very functional. We are using G-Form elbow pads however. What is important is to find the compromise between functionality and protection. We will talk again about that.

For the helmet, what is important is the fitting. Ideally your head size should be right in the middle of the size given by the brand. There are women enduro models in most of the brands. One thing where you should not count for your head protection. Specialized Ambush, Fox Flux Cauz, POC Trabec, Troy Lee A1 are great enduro models.

For the glasses as already mentioned the glass color should not be too dark a photochromic model such as Julbo makes is great. Just be careful that the frame is not too hard as it can break your nose in case of fall. If you want to go for some goggles look for Julbo or 100% Accuri.

For the shin pads, you could get a pair of long socks that integrate the tibia shin as well as the malleolus (for ex ION BD 2.0).You don’t necessarily need DH shin pads. To start some soccer/football shin pads would also do.

In any cases it’s better to ride with high cuts socks it protects from the low branches and stones that could fly from the ground.

For the gloves all the brands make some but really take them with long fingers.

Don’t put bar ends and the ergonomic grips may be good to climb but are not functional when it comes to going down.

May you have any questions please let us know as well as if you miss anything we can help you to get some for the WE.


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