The Grand Raid BCVs is considered to be the longest and most difficult mountain bike race in the world. The stage from Verbier to Grimentz via Hérémence, Evolène, Thyon-les-Colons, Veysonnaz, Nendaz and La Tzoumaz leads through six valleys, is 125 kilometres long and boasts a difference in elevation of 5025m.
From Verbier (1,500 m.) to Grimentz (1'570m.) amazing sceneries, lots of mountain pass and trails for an intense effort throughout the 125 km between the starting line and arrival of the legendary Grand Raid mountain bike race. The highest point, Basset-de-Lona, is at 2792m. Top physical fitness and equipment are basic requirements for completing this tour, which features stunning views of the Valais Alps. Completing this ride bestows bragging rights!
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.
We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.