From the lakeside town of Le Bouveret to the capital of Valais, this final stage of the Valais Cycling Tour takes you along the banks of the mighty Rhone River, through Rhone Valley Vineyards, and up a final climb towards the spa resort of Ovronnaz.
The Valais is more than just a mountainous region as the canton extends all the way to Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Europe. The start of the route takes you along the Rhone River, the iconic river of the Valais. This stage allows you to discover the beautiful vineyards of Valais, the largest area of vineyards in Switzerland. The ascent to Ovronnaz is the highlight of the stage. Finally you descend into the city of Sion, nestled in the heart of central Valais.
When you arrive in Aigle (Illarsaz), cross the Rhone bridge to check out the velodrome at the World Cycling Centre, headquarters of the international governing body for cycling, the UCI. Take a refreshing break in the café!
Strictly 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.
We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.