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Discover a mountain biking region of unique charm! Located at the heart of the

Espace Mont-Blanc, the Trient valley links the Rhône valley and Chamonix valley,

and promises a magical adventure. You’ll enjoy superb views of Mont Blanc,

as well as a chance to visit fascinating attractions along the way – from natural

gorges and the Trient glaciers to Emosson, with its dams, geological site and

fossilised dinosaur footprints. This magnificent route beginning in Vallorcine

(France) and ending in Champex-Lac (Switzerland) offers pure biking pleasure.

The starting point for the ride is the idyllic village of Champex-Lac, located

at an altitude of 1,467 m. The itinerary takes you all the way to the Italian border,

at 2,537 m, via the villages of Issert, Praz-de-Fort and La Fouly. For a welldeserved

break, stop for refreshments at the alpine farmstead of La Peule.

From here, continue your climb as far as the Grand Col Ferret on the Italian-

Swiss border. Once at the top, you can either continue to Courmayeur in Italy

or return by the same route.

Breathtaking panoramic views of Mont Blanc, mysterious wild gorges, the

spectacular Emosson Valley with its dams and dinosaur footprints, the Trient

Glacier and the Glacier Des Grands, historic villages as well as a welcoming

population. By taking the biking routes of the Trient Valley, you will be amazed

and delighted by the attractive features of this atypical area.

The route starts in the centre of Champex-Lac village (1,467 m) and is followed

by a slight climb on the Adray side, where you will have the benefit of a great

view of the lake. Head along the river on a path that goes down to Champexd’en-Bas.

From there, cross the bridge and go back up towards Champex-Lac,

before getting back to the lake.

This magnificent mountain bike ride takes you up to the panoramic ridge high

above Vollèges and its three passes: Col du Lein, Col du Tronc and Col des

Planches. The route goes through alpine pastures and larch forests, revealing

glorious views of different valleys. Along the way you can taste local products

at small farm restaurants, visit disused mines, see traditional wooden barns

and chalets plus, if you’re lucky, spot marmots.

Leave from Haute-Nendaz to first reach Siviez before joining the Cleuson

dam. Built between 1946 and 1951, Cleuson can hold 20 million cubic metres

of water. It is a reinforced foot-hills dam standing 87 m high and 420 m wide

at its widest point. But its reputation stems above all from its bluey-green

toned waters.

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Valais is a land of adventure par excellence, a vast playground for altitude junkies.

This is where well-marked mountain-bike trails lead past rushing mountain

streams and Alpine lakes or wind their way over mountainsides and through

dense forests. Thanks to public transport and aerial cableways, bikers are faced

with no end of possibilities when planning their tour at any level.

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Your trip will first take you through hamlets, forests, alpine meadows, before

leading you to the heart of Balavaux, with its 250 larches – each several centuries

old – and the wild terrain of the Maretse. Next, refresh yourself at the

Lake Tracouet before reaching the gondola, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking

panoramic view of the Rhône valley and the Alps. You can also take the

opportunity to relax at the Tracouet restaurant, before heading off on your

descent, towards Haute-Nendaz.

Starting in Anzère, the Chamossaire Tour passes through the Gô pastures

before leading into the valley of the Combe d’Arbaz, study site in winter for

Switzerland’s national Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). The

descent continues along an unsurfaced road towards Arbaz. The climb back

up to Anzère leads through the district of Chamossaire, which bears the name

of a famous local summit.

This route leads you across the alpine pastures above the resort of Anzère,

offering exceptional panoramic views of the most beautiful peaks in Valais.

This 25 km mountain bike route gives you the chance to visit the legendary

Hôtel Weisshorn and to follow the Planets Trail. The view from on high is

worth the trip in itself.

It is a mix of all kinds of terrains: tarmac, dirt roads and paths. You leave Crans-

Montana and cross the lower part of the ski area before you arrive at the

Courtavey mountain pasture.

This 48 km mountain bike circuit introduces you to the beautiful region of

Crans-Montana. Physically and technically demanding, the tour offers a vast

variety of surprises: forests, bisses (irrigation channels), pastures, pine woods,

vineyards, villages, lakes and several museums on the way. The itinerary offers

a very nice mix of landscapes.

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Several-day tours.

Bikeparks.

Flowtrails.


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Bikeparks

In Valais, 25 downhill mountain bike tracks in 6 bikeparks await devotees of

this thrilling discipline, which is becoming ever more popular. Are you new

to downhill riding or an expert? Prefer blue, red or black tracks? Into technical

passages or flowing descents? Natural or artificial jumps? Rocks or roots?

Whatever your level and your tastes, you’ll find downhill tracks to suit in the

6 bikeparks of Valais. Head for Champéry-Morgins, Verbier, Crans-Montana,

St-Luc, Eischoll or Bellwald to find trails that are sure to give you endless pleasure.

Just choose your destination, get on your bike and you’re in for a wild time!

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BikeparkChampéry-Morgins

Opening period: from June to October

Trails:

1 blue, 7 red and 2 black

BikeparkVerbier

Opening period: from June to October

Trails:

2 blue, 4 red and 2 black

BikeparkSt-Luc

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Opening period: from June to October

Trails:

1 blue (2.5 km), 1 red (2.5 km) and 1 black (2.2 km)

BikeparkCrans-Montana

Opening period: from June to October

Trails:

1 red (3 km) and 1 black (2.5 km)

BikeparkEischoll

Opening period: from May to December

Trails:

1 red (3 km)

BikeparkBellwald

Opening period: from June to October

Trails:

1 blue (2 km) and 1 black (2.3 km)






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Flowtrails

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With the flowtrails of Valais, discover new sensations on mountain bike trails

designed with the sole goal of having fun. An experience open to all mountain

bikers, as a flowtrail offers an easy, fluid descent with gentle rollers and invigorating

banked turns, with virtually no difficulties. You don’t put in a great effort

pedalling and you ride on a smooth surface, without jumps or obstacles such

as rocks or big roots. In short, all you have to do is let go and enjoy yourself!

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Throughout Switzerland, pumptracks have been experiencing a boom for some

time now. And Valais is no exception with around 15 circuits. A pumptrack

is a mountain-bike trail up to two metres wide consisting of dirt rollers and

banked turns. These rollers are used to generate speed through rhythmical

movements, so that the entire circuit can be ridden as often as you like without

pedalling. If a pumptrack is built properly, advanced riders will be able to

jump from roller to roller, rather than just riding over them. Pumptracks can

be made from natural soil, wood, concrete or asphalt.

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FlowtrailLeukerbad

Opening period: from June to October

Distance: 3.2 km

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This very demanding route, signposted for the Mountain Bike World

Championships in 1988, will test your fitness, while you enjoy the exceptional

natural environment of Aminona.

This 23 km mountain bike circuit introduces you to the villages located on the

Crans-Montana hillsides and their various features. The highlights include the

programme: the Château de Venthône, Lens church and the Christ-Roi statue.

The itinerary proposes a gentle approach to the villages and their surroundings,

at your own pace.

Cast your gaze across the expanses of the Rhone Valley and enjoy the splendid

panoramic views of the 4,000-metre peaks of the Valais Alps. Making

your way across a single trail, you will eventually reach Oberu and Bachalp.

Discover the eastern side valley of Leukerbad, where the Dala stream has

its source. The first section of the tour leads through the forest. After having

passed the ditch, you cross the mountain pastures before arriving at Majingalp

and Flüelap. Finally, go back to Leukerbad by the same route.

From Albinen, take a parallel road that goes steeply to Tschingere and

St. Barbara. From Leuk, a small part of the circuit is located on the main road

towards Erschmatt. At Lichten, you leave the main road and climb towards

Guttet. After a 500 metre ascent, you can take a shortcut from Guttet to Thel

and climb the last hill through the forest to Albinen.

Known for its wealth of traditions and pristine natural landscapes, the

Lötschental valley promises visitors a unique experience in every way. Mountain

bike enthusiasts enjoy magnificent panoramic views and spectacular routes –

such as the Bietschhorn Bike trail.

This route from Lauchernalp to Wiler is suitable for all mountain bikers, from

beginner to expert. Riders enjoy fine views of the Breithorn, one of the dramatic

peaks of the Lötschental. The trail passes through the traditional mountain

village of Weissenried, with its pretty chapel, before dropping down to

Ried and following the river Lonza back to Wiler.

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An enduro highlight spanning 1,200 metres in altitude difference between

Eischoll and Gampel-Steg, offering first-class single trails and breathtaking

views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

An impressive circuit tour through Alpine pastures, larch forests and mountain

villages, with tough climbs, flowing descents and an amazing view of the

surrounding 4,000-metre peaks.

A downhill-heavy enduro highlight that will thrill even the most demanding

bikers. Pure fun on a trail covering over 1,100 metres in altitude difference.

This route from Grächen to Mattsand is a classic enduro descent with plenty of

trails and a spectacular view of the mountains surrounding the Mattertal Valley.

The Grächen circuit tour around the village of the same name is an all-mountain

route for families combining easy single trails and sections on wider paths

and gravel roads.

The Hannig circuit tour is a physically demanding route with amazing panoramas,

covering an altitude difference of 500 metres on the Wannehorn.

The Heida circuit tour is a diverse and beautiful all-mountain route on which

bikers can enjoy flowing single-trail descents.

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Featuring a varied descent spanning roughly 1,200 metres in altitude difference,

the tour from Giw to Visp is a real enduro highlight of the Valais Alps.

The Gspon-Brig tour is a varied gem of an enduro trail with views of the Bernese

and Valais Alps as well as a sweeping descent over an exhilarating 1,500 metres

in altitude difference.

Accompanied by changing but still fascinating views along with the wild waters

of the Vispa or the snow-capped mountain peaks, this is the new bike trail from

Zermatt to Visp. It is suitable for all bike riders who are enthusiastic about nature

and really like a somewhat technically difficult but still a bit longer tour.

Before you set off, pause to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Gorner Glacier

and the surrounding mountains. You don’t need to be an experienced biker to

do this route. From Gornergrat, a gravel path heads to Bodmen. It goes along

the Gornergrat Bahn route and then through Alpine meadows. With a bit of luck,

you may see a marmot or maybe one of the cute blacknose sheep. At Bodmen,

the path heads off right to the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu and to the beautiful

Grünsee. You then go via Gant and Findeln back to Sunnegga.

This bike tour reveals the finest views Zermatt has for mountain bikers: the

Matterhorn, lush alpine pastures, mountain forests and terrific trails. A dream

that riders will want to relive time and again.The hardcore variant is the trail

in reverse – from Zermatt up the Rothorn. And the comfortable way up: the

Rothorn cable car, reaching an altitude of 3,103 m. Marmots and chamois nearby.

On this route, the Matterhorn is incredibly close. You can consistently see the

north face of the Matterhorn as the trail heads up to Schwarzsee.

The route starts at the Grimsel Pass and finishes at Obergesteln after a ride of

11 km and a vertical drop of 800 metres: perfect for mountain bikers who prefer

descents to climbs. For the first section of the itinerary, as far as Unnerbrunnji,

you follow in the footsteps of the mule drivers who for centuries transported

goods between northern and southern Europe via the Grimsel pass: you are

riding on trails steeped in history. The descent continues through a larch forest

until Obergesteln.

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The Valais Alpine Bike (route No. 43) starts in Verbier and ends in Chandolin.

The route is characterised by typical Valais mountain villages, perched high

above the valley floor or in deep side valleys. Parts of the route coincide with

the legendary “Grand Raid” bike race from Verbier to Grimentz. This bike marathon

is not only the oldest and one of the most impressive bike races in the

Alps, but also indisputably one of the most prestigious. Route No. 43 can be

easily combined with the Valais Panorama Bike (route No. 88).

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The Valais Panorama Bike route leads from Sion to Visp, offering a range of

incredibly contrasting views: the route traverses vineyards and climbs mountain

slopes to ski resorts. Then it alternates between major tourist destinations

and tiny, tranquil mountain villages. In between you will discover picturesque

alpine meadows, cool mountain streams and idyllic trails. The route can be

easily combined with the Valais Alpine Bike route.

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Informationforyourstay

Bikeoffers

Discover our bike offers: visitvalaisch/bike-offers

Bike-Hotels


Suitable accommodation is the basis of perfect holidays for cycling and mountain

bike fans. Hotels close to the loveliest trails, including services such as

laundry, a safe place to store your bike, along with a workshop and repairs facility.

And naturally a good healthy breakfast, information you can rely on and

suitable maps are a bonus too! Some hotels offer guided tours along the best

paths – and even possible luggage transport from place to place on request.

visitvalaisch/bike-hotels

Bikerental

Exploring Valais by road bike or mountain bike is a thrilling experience. To be

sure to have a bike appropriate for the different kinds of terrain and surface

you are likely to encounter in Valais, do not hesitate to rent. Different types

and models are available to meet your needs; you will enjoy top-class service

as well as high-quality equipment. Find the road bike, e-bike, fatbike or mountain

bike to suit you at one of the many sports shops in Valais.

visitvalaisch/bike-rental

Bikeguides

Whether as an individual or in a group, whether novice or expert, benefit from

the expertise of local cycling tour guides and schools. They’ll reveal the best

insider secrets of the local cycling scene. They’ll help you improve your riding

style. And they’ll show you the most interesting places in Valais. Local cycling

tour guides make the perfect companions.

visitvalaisch/bike-guides

Typicalrestaurants

At the “Saveurs du Valais” (Flavours of Valais) restaurants, you can try seasonal

local food and sample Valais specialities made from traditional recipes. Fancy

a traditional raclette, a fondue, an “assiette valaisanne” (platter of dried meat)

or some asparagus? At restaurants bearing the “Saveurs du Valais” label, you

can try Valais specialities and enjoy outstanding Valais wines. There are other

dishes to choose from too, depending on the valley and region. Discover an

amazing range of delicious cheese and meat specialities and indulge in a dessert

featuring Valais apricots and Williams pears. For the perfect finish to your

meal, you can choose from two Valais AOP spirits: Abricotine and Williamine.

visitvalaisch/restaurants-flavoursofvalais

Biketransport

Nothing could be easier than travelling by public transport in Valais. Thanks

to more than 100 cableways (cable cars, chairlifts and funiculars) and countless

bus and train routes, cyclists and mountain bikers have an infinite choice

of possibilities for planning their outings and accessing the most beautiful

spots in Valais.

visitvalaisch/bike-mobility

Mountainbikeevents

With its vast choice of superb itineraries, Valais is the ideal location for hosting

mountain bike events. Competitions, festivals and charity events take place

throughout the season. During these gatherings, participants and spectators alike

enjoy unique and memorable experiences in a festive atmosphere. Whether

you want to ride, watch or offer support, here are the events you shouldn’t miss.

visitvalaisch/mountain-bike-events

EventHighlights

Pass’Portes

Portes du Soleil

(CH/FR)

June

EnduroRock

theBesso

Zinal

July

Bike&

SoundFestival

EnduroduVal

d’Illiez

Champéry

August

TrailloveFestival

Zermatt

September

RaidEvolénard

Evolène

June

VerbierE-Bike

Festival

Verbier

August

GrandRaidBCVs

Verbier,

Grimentz

August

iXSSwiss

DownhillCup

Bellwald

October

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