The Col de Champex connects Bovernier to Champex-Lac, which is at the junction of the Val Ferret and the Val d’Entremont. Champex lake at the summit is both captivating and relaxing.
In just a few kilometres, this route offers the chance to enjoy a variety of natural settings, including prairies, forests and alpine panoramas. It makes for a challenging climb, though, so you'll need to be in good physical shape to tackle it. Starting from Bovernier, the route passes through the Durnand gorges during its first few kilometres before climbing gradually towards Champex and offering a superb panoramic view dominated by the Catogne and Mont Dolent. At the summit, the village of Champex-Lac will invite you to stop for a well-deserved break.
Visit the alpine botanical garden in Champex-Lac and learn more about local flora and medicinal plants.
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 E27 via the Martigny/Grand St. Bernard exit. At the roundabout, continue straight ahead in the direction of the Col du Grand St. Bernard.
ParkingParking available at Bovernier train station.
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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.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.