Leave for the discovery of the centuries-old larches of Balavaux, and enjoy the grandiose panoramas thanks to this circuit linking Haute-Nendaz to Tracouet.
Distance 24.3 km
Your trip will first take you through hamlets, forests, alpine meadows, before leading you to the heart of Balavaux, with its 250 larches – each several centuries old – and the wild terrain of the Maretse. Next, refresh yourself at the Lake Tracouet before reaching the gondola, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Rhône valley and the Alps. You can also take the opportunity to relax at the Tracouet restaurant, before heading off on your descent, towards Haute-Nendaz.
For the less sporty; profit from the descent by going up in the telecabine. If the ascent attracts you all the same, be aware that this itinerary is adapted to electric bikes.
Safety informationUse 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
Getting thereTake 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 “Nendaz” road signs to reach the centre of the resort.
ParkingFour different car parkings are available in Haute-Nendaz. Follow the parking instructions.
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EquipmentWe 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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