The route starts in Aproz and climbs to Siviez car park near Cleuson dam, offering a magnificent view of Mont Fort and Mont Gelé.
Starting in Aproz, the route first heads towards the village of Fey. Your efforts begin in earnest once you leave the village, with a short but relatively steep climb to the main road passing through the village of Basse-Nendaz, where you turn onto the little-used Saclentse road. Up until this point, the route is identical to the one leading to the Col de la Croix-de-Cœur. As soon as you reach the Route de Siviez, high above Nendaz near Bleusy, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Mont Fort and Mont Gelée at the far end of the Val de Nendaz. Continue in the direction of Siviez on a steady slope, with the wall of the imposing Cleuson dam gradually coming into view before you reach your destination near the ski lifts of the 4 Vallées ski area.
Cyclists with a head for heights can reach the top of the dam via a 3.5km road, much of which is surfaced with gravel. Follow the MTB signage.
Safety informationStrictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike. Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).
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Getting thereTake the A9 motorway and then exit 25 (Conthey). Cross the Rhône river to arrive directly at the village of Aproz.
ParkingParking available in the village of Aproz. Follow the parking instructions in Aproz.
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EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
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