From the famous mountain resort of Verbier to the Val d'Illiez, this eighth stage takes you on a voyage of discovery, from the high mountain lake of Champex to the peaceful roads through the Rhone Valley along the banks of the Rhone River.
After leaving Verbier, you will have a nice warm-up exploring the Val de Bagnes. The first climb awaits between Orsières and the entrance to the Val Ferret and the pastoral Lake Champex. Before your descent into the valley, you take a detour along the old road towards the Col de la Forclaz to enjoy the view above Martigny and the Rhone Valley. The final climb up Val d’Illiez takes you via Les Giettes towards Champery via an impressive high-mountain road perched along the base of the cliffs of the Dents du Midi.
After an effort, relax! Nothing is more relaxing for sore muscles than a good hot bath in the thermal waters of Val d’Illiez, from where you can also enjoy a stunning view over the mountains.
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.