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Long Distance Cycling Multistage tour

Valais Cycling Tour

Long Distance Cycling · Valais · open
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740 km, 18,500m of up and down, 25 climbs spread over 10 stages: we present the Valais Cycling Tour. Come and discover the many sides of Valais with this new 7-14 day tour!

open
difficult
747 km
49:48 h
19186 m
19186 m

A pristine natural environment, majestic peaks, extreme contours and a sunny climate... from Lake Geneva to the Rhône glacier, from the bottom of the valleys to the moutain passes and formidable dams, Valais will botch surprise and amaze keen cyclists.  740 km, 18,500m of up and down, 25 climbs spread over 10 stages: we present the Valais Cycling Tour. Come and discover the many sides of Valais with this new 7-14 day tour!

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2055 m
Lowest point
372 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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.

Equipment

We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Tips, hints and links

You will find more information under the details of each stage. General information about the Valais Cycling Tour can be found here

Start

Sion (373 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.385750, 6.858157
UTM
32T 335310 5139137

Destination

Sion

Turn-by-turn directions

 Valais Cycling Tour stages:

 

1 : Sion – Crans-Montana

2 : Crans-Montana – Loèche-les-Bains

3 : Loèche-les-Bains – Oberwald

4 : Oberwald – Brigue

5 : Brigue – Saint-Luc

6 : Saint-Luc – Veysonnaz

7 : Veysonnaz - Verbier

8 : Verbier – Champéry

9 : Champéry – Le Bouveret

10 : Le Bouveret – Sion

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Enjoy stress-free travel by road, rail and waterway throughout Switzerland. Take advantage of our special service for families and seniors from abroad, including exclusive tickets, fare reductions on mountain railways and panorama routes, as well as many attractive extras.

Getting there

The main thoroughfare is Highway A9, which runs to Sierre in Valais. Valais can generally be reached from the north by way of Bern through Lötschberg (car shuttle train), from the east via Furka Pass (with a car shuttle train in the winter), from the south via Simplon Pass (also with a car shuttle train in the winter) and from Western Switzerland by way of Lausanne, along the Rhône Valley into the heart of Valais.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochures: Road Cycling Map


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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
747 km
Duration
49:48 h
Ascent
19186 m
Descent
19186 m
Public transport friendly Multi-stage tour Scenic

Statistics

  • 10 Stages
Cycling Sion
June 10, 2016
difficult Stage 1
59.1 km
4:00 h
2419 m
1372 m
1
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
Cycling Vineyards between Salgesch and Varen
March 24, 2016
moderate Stage 2
41.1 km
3:00 h
1249 m
1360 m
1
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
difficult Stage 3
98.9 km
6:00 h
1980 m
1994 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
difficult Stage 4
45.5 km
3:00 h
382 m
1061 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
difficult Stage 5
92.7 km
6:30 h
2828 m
1860 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
moderate Stage 6
77.2 km
5:00 h
1901 m
2212 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
difficult Stage 7
82.8 km
5:00 h
2319 m
2160 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
difficult Stage 8
105.8 km
7:30 h
2708 m
3150 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
moderate Stage 9
57 km
4:00 h
1126 m
1782 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 10, 2016
moderate Stage 10
85.9 km
5:00 h
1389 m
1255 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
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