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Vineyard Trail from Martigny to Sion (stage 1)

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  • Wine route
    / Wine route
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / View on the vineyards from Saillon
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  • / Morand Distillery
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  • / La Bâtiaz castle
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  • / Thermal bath in Saillon
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The Wine Trail, which was inaugurated in 2007, is the best way to discover Valais and its vineyards. Have a break in a winery and taste typical Valais wines. 
moderate
39.7 km
3:00 h
484 m
456 m
An energetic up and down on a steep sun-kissed southern slope, through well-tended vineyards, small wine villages and historic spots such as Saillon with the mini-vineyard of forger Farinet, and Chamoson, with its octagonal tower of St-Pierre-de-Clages.

Author’s recommendation

The Fol'terres wine shop at the eastern part of Fully offers a vaste choice of more than 60 wineries in Valais. Savour with your eyes and taste the subtlety of the aromas of wines and regional products. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sion, La Muraz, 662 m
Lowest point
Martigny, 457 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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).

Tips, hints and links

More information: 

 View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility:

N°72 Chemin du Vignoble

Start

Martigny (train station) (468 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.105674, 7.078896
UTM
32T 351528 5107582

Destination

Sion (train station)

Turn-by-turn directions

The wine trail leads through the Valais vineyards from Martigny to Sion. The 39-kilometre bike trail winds gently up and down through this area, passing through carefully cultivated vineyards, historic locations and small wine-producing villages that offer wine tasting. Wines can be tasted without appointment at many points along the route. This unique bike trail is the perfect way to discover the Valais region and its vineyards.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Arrive in Martigny by train from all Swiss towns and cities (SBB) or by the regional trains Railway Mont-Blanc & St-Bernard Express.

Getting there

From the A9 motorway from Lausanne or Sierre, take the Martigny-Fully exit (number 21), or the cantonal road. Routes that are open all year round: the Forclaz pass, the Great Saint Bernard tunnel, the Simplon pass. Passes that are open only during summer: Great St Bernard, Nufenen, Grimsel, Furka

Parking

Follow the car-park routeing in Martigny.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1325 Sembrancher / 1305 Dent de Morcles / 1306 Sion

Equipment

We 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
39.7 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
484 m
Descent
456 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Insider tip

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