Starting in Vollèges, this route climbs rapidly above Val de Bagnes through meadows and forests, offering a magnificent view over central Valais.
Starting in Vollèges in Val de Bagnes, cycle through pastures as you follow the road towards the summit of the Pierre Avoi. The climb remains steady throughout its 11.2 kilometres, and culminates at 1,686 metres in altitude. This route leading to the Col du Lein has the unusual feature of running across an unpaved road for its final stretch. Throughout the ride, you’ll be able to enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, including the Catogne, the Tête de la Payanne and Mont Rogneux.
From the Col du Lein, cycle the panoramic road that connects the Col du Tronc and the Col des Planches before heading back down to Martigny via the hamlets of Chemin-Dessus and Chemin-Dessous.
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 to Martigny, then follow the E27 to Grand Saint Bernard and continue towards Verbier/Chamonix. At the roundabout, take the second exit in the direction of Aoste/Gd-St-Bernard/Verbier. Then take the Route de la Vallée to Sembrancher and continue to Vollèges.
ParkingParking available in the village of Vollèges. Follow the directions for parking in Vollèges.
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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.