From Sion, the capital of Valais, you leave the Rhone valley behind and enter the Val d'Hérens. After passing through the villages of Vex and Euseigne, the road becomes steeper until it reaches Evolène, followed by a more gentle stretch to Les Haudères.
The first part of the tour between Sion and Vex takes place on a wide, relatively steep road. You then head towards Euseigne, passing beneath its famous pyramids – spectacular rocks formed by erosion! On leaving the hamlet of La Luette, the road becomes steep and straight, and the kilometres gently roll by as far as Evolène. The landscape opens out again into a wider valley and the gradient becomes much less challenging. You are in the very heart of the Val d'Hérens, one of the most beautiful valleys in the region! On arrival in Les Haudères, more adventurous cyclists can continue in the direction of Arolla to the right or Ferpècle to the left...
Don’t forget to capture yourself for posterity beneath the pyramids of Euseigne by taking a photo at the parking spot just beyond the gallery!
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, hints and links
Getting thereFrom the A9 autoroute (coming from Lausanne or Brig), take the exit 26 or 27 in Sion and follow signs to centre-ville.
ParkingPark + Ride at the train station in Sion. Follow the local car-park routeing.
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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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