To reach this magnificent Alpine pass, you leave the Rhone Valley along the right bank of the Vallée d’Illiez to the mountain resort of Morgins. The summit is located on a large mountain plateau just a few pedal strokes away from the French border!
Distance 19.8 km
The Pas de Morgins, a mountain pass linking Switzerland and France, is one Alpine pass not to be missed. After leaving the town of Monthey, you will pass a road on the right bank of the Illiez Valley that will take you to the village of Troistorrents.The first leg of the climb brings you through the village of Troistorrents. Soon thereafter you tackle your next set of hairpins which seem to bring you face-to-face with the Dents du Midi. But before you can shift gears on the high mountain plateau at Morgins, you have about two kilometres of steep grades to tackle. After riding through the mountain resort of Morgins, you ride past the Swiss border post before you reach the summit of the pass next to a small pastoral lake.
To return to the starting point, we suggest that you take the forest road from Morgins which takes you to the main road of the Illiez Valley. Turn right and take the time to pass through the villages of Val d'Illiez and Champéry before descending via the "Route des Rives" which will bring you into Monthey via the right bank of the valley. Change of scenery guaranteed!
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).
Tips and hints
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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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