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Tour to Isérables

Mountain Bike · Nendaz
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This circuit links Haute-Nendaz with the authentic village of Isérables, while passing by some exceptional sites. For those who are feeling a little less sporty; the road layout is adapted for electric bikes.
moderate
Distance 20.6 km
3:10 h
738 m
738 m
Start your bike ride through forests and orchards, from where you can admire magnificent landscapes. After passing through the village of Les Condémines, discover Isérables, the little village frozen in time, perched at an altitude of 1,116 meters. Take a short stop to immerse yourself in this picturesque place before returning to Haute-Nendaz. On the way back, enjoy an incredible view of the Alps of Vaud and Bern.
Difficulty
S0 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Les Praz, 1,588 m
Lowest point
Condémines, 1,086 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: 

Start

Haute-Nendaz (sports centre) (1,341 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'588'511E 1'114'496N
DD
46.181830, 7.289860
DMS
46°10'54.6"N 7°17'23.5"E
UTM
32T 368015 5115671
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Destination

Haute-Nendaz (sports centre)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from the "Centre Sportif de Haute-Nendaz" to go to Isérables following the Mountainbike 131 signs.  Begin your outing by taking the Chemin des Bornes to reach Haute-Nendaz village. At the crossing with the main road, go down to your left for 200 meters. Just before the big contour of les Crêtes Blanches, take the road on your left. 200 meters further, head into the forest, following the road on your right. Pedal as far as the village of Condémines, then follow the road in the direction of Isérables. Pass through this magnificent village and continue along the route des Crettaux to reach the Pont de la Scie. After crossing this bridge, go up the steeply winding road as far as the crossroads. Take the road on your left in the direction of Nendaz. In order to reach the resort, continue your tour on the asphalted main road.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Regular bus service operates to Nendaz from Sion train station. The bus journey takes about 30 minutes. Regular connections from Geneva or Berne/Visp to Sion.

Getting there

Take the A9 motorway to Sion and then the exit to Sion-Ouest towards Nendaz. You will then have a 20 minute drive (15 kilometers) following the road signs to "Nendaz" to reach the centre of the resort. 

Parking

Four different car parkings are available in Haute-Nendaz. Follow the parking instructions.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'588'511E 1'114'496N
DD
46.181830, 7.289860
DMS
46°10'54.6"N 7°17'23.5"E
UTM
32T 368015 5115671
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

 The tourist office in Nendaz 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

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
S0 moderate
Distance
20.6 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
738 m
Descent
738 m
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