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Tour de Code

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Tour in the region of the Mayens de Conthey, consisting of a rather demanding climb and a scenic descent.  
moderate
Distance 14.3 km
2:25 h
723 m
724 m
This itinerary in the region of the Mayens de Conthey features a rather demanding ascent and relatively easy descent, and consists mainly of forest roads and some singletrack sections. The route is fairly short but leads through a wonderfully varied landscape, between vineyards and forest.

Author’s recommendation

Don’t hesitate to combine this tour with others in the region.
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Author
Nicolas Mari
Update: July 22, 2021
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hamlet of Code, 1,459 m
Lowest point
Erde, 786 m
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Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting. Kindly close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers, as well as 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.

Tips and hints

More information for this region: 

Les Coteaux du Soleil

Start

Erde (936 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'587'070E 1'120'592N
DD
46.236642, 7.271029
DMS
46°14'11.9"N 7°16'15.7"E
UTM
32T 366694 5121793
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Destination

Erde

Turn-by-turn directions

Choose your starting point depending on fitness level and how far you would like to ride: for the full tour, begin in Erde, otherwise start and finish in Aven for a shorter ride, omitting the lowest section. Follow the mountain road that climbs up to the hamlet of Code before descending along forest roads and some singletracks sections. This route is also suitable for electric bikes; the descents, partly off the beaten track, do not present special difficulties.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Train to Sion, then postal bus from Sion station to Erde. 

Train to Châteauneuf then postal bus from Châteauneuf to Erde.

Getting there

Motorway A9 until exit 25 Conthey, then follow in the direction of Erde.

Parking

Follow the local parking directions. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'587'070E 1'120'592N
DD
46.236642, 7.271029
DMS
46°14'11.9"N 7°16'15.7"E
UTM
32T 366694 5121793
w3w 
///skill.cadet.safe
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Les Coteaux du Solei has a range of brochures and other informative material about mountain biking in the region.

 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: 1306 Sion / 1268 St-Léonard

Equipment

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

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
723 m
Descent
724 m
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