Leaving from Monthey, the first few kilometres of the climb towards the Col de Champoussin takes place on the road to the Pas de Morgins. From Troistorrents, you climb towards Val d’Illiez before turning right in the direction of Champoussin while pedalling between the Dents du Midi and the Dents Blanches.
Distance 20.4 km
The Col de Champoussin allows you to discover the Vallée d’Illiez situated in the Valais portion of the Chablais. Following the river Vièze via Troistorrents then the village of Val d’Illiez, you can admire the exceptional environment of this valley nestled between the Dents du Midi and the Dents Blanches, in the ski area aptly named the “gates of the sun.” In Val d’Illiez, the itinerary leaves the main road to reach the pass situated below the Pointe des Mossettes. Expect a magnificent viewpoint!
Visit the "Ferme de Gaby" and enjoy regional specialities and experience alpine farm life.
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 thereExit A9 motorway at Bex (exit 19) and follow signs to Monthey centre ville. Coming from Lausanne, take the exit 18 (St-Triphon) and don't continue through the tunnel to Collombey Valley but take the road direction to Monthey centre-ville.
ParkingDifferent parking possibilities in Monthey, please follow the local car park routeing:
- Place Cardinale (Route du Simplon)
- Parking at AOMC train station (Avenue de France 6)
- Parking Municipal (Place de l'Hôtel de Ville)
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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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