The Col des Portes de Culet rises to 1,787 metres and offers an exceptional view over the Dents du Midi. Leaving from Monthey, the first few kilometres take you up the road to the Pas de Morgins before turning right onto a small road criss-crossing the pastures.
Distance 23.2 km
Leaving from Monthey, the start of the climb leads to the right side of the "Illiez" valley. From the village of Troistorrents, several switchbacks help you gain some altitude to take a look at the magnificent church in this small village in the Val d’Illiez. The road then forks to the right and becomes more narrow. The road takes you to the summit of the Portes de Culet in the middle of alpine meadows typical of the region. The relaxing ambience of the area is simply magical!
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.
Different 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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