On a magnificent alpine pass route, you leave the Rhone valley behind and take the left bank of the Val d'Illiez as far as Troistorrents. Then, the climb heads in the direction of the villages of Val d'Illiez and Champéry.
Distance 15.6 km
The Val d'Illiez is a charming valley at the foot of the majestic Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches mountain ranges. Setting off from the town of Monthey on a route full of switchbacks, you join the cantonal road to Val d'Illiez, the first stage of which takes you past the village of Troistorrents. The church in the village has a beautiful bell whose sound can be heard far away in the surrounding mountains. The hairpin climb passes through the villages of Val d'Illiez and Champéry, following a route above the winding river Vièze down below. Throughout the ascent, the imposing silhouette of the Dents du Midi is a constant companion. Don’t forget to take the time to admire it and draw energy from it!
A stop at the baker’s in Troistorrents to stock up on energy is an absolute must. It is located on the main square of the village, behind the church
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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