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Chamossaire Tour

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This scenic loop takes in nearby hamlets and farmsteads. A short section leads through Arbaz before a climb back up to Anzère.
moderate
Distance 13.4 km
2:05 h
319 m
319 m
Starting in Anzère, the Chamossaire Tour passes through the Gô pastures before leading into the valley of the Combe d’Arbaz, study site in winter for Switzerland’s national Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). The descent continues along an unsurfaced road towards Arbaz. The climb back up to Anzère leads through the district of Chamossaire, which bears the name of a famous local summit.

Author’s recommendation

When you reach the Bisse d’Ayent, take a break from riding to stroll along the historical irrigation channel, which carries water from early June to October.
Difficulty
S0 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Le Got, 1,597 m
Lowest point
La Boucielle, 1,281 m
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Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

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More information

Anzère

Start

Anzère (1,515 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'596'755E 1'127'200N
DD
46.296207, 7.396532
DMS
46°17'46.3"N 7°23'47.5"E
UTM
32T 376504 5128208
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Destination

Anzère

Turn-by-turn directions

From the resort of Anzère, set off for the Gô pastures, where you can see some magnificent and authentic old farm buildings. You then begin the descent to Arbaz by heading into the valley of the Combe d’Arbaz along an unsurfaced road. Along the way, you may spot the bunker where Switzerland’s national Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) monitors and studies avalanches. The descent finishes where the lane meets the main road up from the valley. Here, you make for one of the region’s historical irrigation channels, the Bisse d’Ayent. Since the path along the channel is very popular, take the forest track that will lead you to the bottom of the resort. To complete your ride, climb back up to the starting point via the districts of Chamossaire, Pralan and Les Audannes.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

PostBus from Sion to Anzère.

Getting there

A9 motorway to Sion Est (exit 27), then follow signs for Ayent/Anzère.

Parking

Parking available at various locations in the resort of Anzère.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'596'755E 1'127'200N
DD
46.296207, 7.396532
DMS
46°17'46.3"N 7°23'47.5"E
UTM
32T 376504 5128208
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Anzère has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1286 St-Léonard

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Charles-Antoine Mols
August 03, 2019 · Community
Il faut bien regarder où va le sentier pour ne pas en prendre un autre, surtout à la descente ;) mais sinon super sentiers avec des vues magnifiques et un sentier le long du bisse et la montée qui n’est vraiment pas compliquée
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2019

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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
319 m
Descent
319 m
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