From St-Luc in the Val d’Anniviers to the mountain resort of Veysonnaz, the sixth stage takes you into the wild and unspoiled Val d’Hérens, bringing you to the famous Piste de l’Ours (The Bear Piste).
The road from St-Luc towards Ayer winds through pine trees and small streams. After a few kilometres you take the split towards Zinal through the picturesque village of Grimentz and cross to the other side of the Val d’Anniviers. Without ever having to descend back to the Rhone Valley, you head to Vercorin, then Nax along a road that gives you the impression of being suspended over the Rhone Valley. After Nax, the road descends a few kilometres towards Loye where you will discover one of the most beautiful hidden valleys of the Valais: the Val d’Hérens. From Vex there is no way down; you simply ride from one valley to the next. It’s absolutely exhilarating. The road stays high until you reach Veysonnaz.
Don’t forget to stop by the earth pyramids of Euseigne. These piles of glacier moraine can reach 10 to 15 metres high, most wearing a big rock that protects their structure. They were formed at the end of the last glaciation called the Würm, 80,000 – 10,000 years ago. They are one of the most amazing geological curiosities of the Alps.
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. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike. Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).
We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.