ValaisMountain Bike Valais Alpine Bike - Full itineraryPhoto: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion
ValaisCycling Vineyard Trail Sion to Leuk (stage 2)Photo: Frederic Huber, Valais/Wallis Promotion
Valais is the perfect place for adventure seekers – a vast high-altitude playground. Whether hiking, biking, climbing or summer skiing on glacier slopes, everyone spending an active holiday in the Valais mountains can look forward to the heights of enjoyment. A few examples? Countless hiking trails covering a total distance of more than 8,000 km lead past rushing mountain streams, historic bisses and Alpine lakes. Spectacular mountain bike trails wind their way over mountainsides and a variety of fixed-rope routes await climbers in imposing gorges.
Valais offers cyclists a wide spectrum of contrasts: from Lake Geneva to the Upper Rhone Valley, alongside vineyards, through small dreamlike mountain villages up to the edge of glaciers and over steep alpine passes. Whether you are a mountain biker or prefer cycling along roads Valais offers you pleasure and optimal conditions. It is not without good reason that Valais hosts international mountain bike competitions as well as renowned cycle races such as the “Tour de Suisse”, “Tour de France” and the “Giro d’Italia”. Valais is well worth discovering on two wheels.