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Valais Cycling Tour

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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
Distance 733 km
59:24 h
17,231 m
17,230 m
2,048 m
372 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!
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Highest point
2,048 m
Lowest point
372 m
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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.

Tips and hints

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

Start

Sion (372 m)
Coordinates:
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2'555'345E 1'137'319N
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46.385750, 6.858157
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46°23'08.7"N 6°51'29.4"E
UTM
32T 335310 5139137
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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

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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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'555'345E 1'137'319N
DD
46.385750, 6.858157
DMS
46°23'08.7"N 6°51'29.4"E
UTM
32T 335310 5139137
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Brochures: Road Cycling Map

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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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
733 km
Duration
59:24 h
Ascent
17,231 m
Descent
17,230 m
Highest point
2,048 m
Lowest point
372 m
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  • 10 Stages
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 1
Distance 59.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 2,419 m
Descent 1,372 m

From beautiful hillside vineyards to forests and meadows basking in the sun. This first stage of the Valais Cycling Tour begins at Sion, the ...

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from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 46 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 1,198 m
Descent 1,284 m

From the peaks of Crans-Montana to the mountainous cirque of Leukerbad, the second stage of the Valais Cycling Tour takes you downhill to Sierre, ...

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from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3
Distance 99 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 2,029 m
Descent 2,046 m

From the spa resort of Leukerbad to the banks of the Rhone River, stage three takes you all the way to Oberwald at the foot of Swiss mountain ...

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 45.5 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 382 m
Descent 1,061 m

From the village of Oberwald to the charming town of Brig, this gentle downhill fourth stage of the Valais Cycling Tour is perfect after having ...

from Delia Inniger,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5
Distance 91.4 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 2,642 m
Descent 1,673 m

From Brig to St-Luc, via the Moosalp pass, this fifth stage is one of the highlights of the Valais Cycling Tour.

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 77.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 1,901 m
Descent 2,212 m

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, ...

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 7 closed
Distance 82.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 2,319 m
Descent 2,160 m

From Veysonnaz to Verbier, this seventh stage takes you over the Col des Planches, a challenging climb that is well worth the effort!

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 8 closed
Distance 105.8 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 2,708 m
Descent 3,150 m

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 ...

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 9
Distance 57 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 1,126 m
Descent 1,782 m

From the base of the Dents du Midi to the shores of Lake Geneva, on this ninth stage you will discover the Vallée d’Illiez on its left side as you ...

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 85.8 km
Duration 6:35 h
Ascent 1,179 m
Descent 1,065 m

From the lakeside town of Le Bouveret to the capital of Valais, this stage runs along the banks of the Rhône River and through vineyards before ...

from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
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