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Trient Valley Tour

Mountain Bike · Rhône-Alpes
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  • Cyclists on the Trient Valley Tour
    / Cyclists on the Trient Valley Tour
    Photo: Luc Pignat, Vallée du Trient Tourisme
  • / Cyclists on the Trient Valley Tour
    Photo: Luc Pignat, Vallée du Trient Tourisme
  • / Cyclists on the Trient Valley Tour
    Photo: Luc Pignat, Vallée du Trient Tourisme
  • / Descent on the Trient Valley Tour
    Photo: Luc Pignat, Vallée du Trient Tourisme
  • / Trient Valley Tour
    Photo: Luc Pignat, Vallée du Trient Tourisme
  • / La Bâtiaz castle
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  • / Trient Valley Tour
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  • / Alpine Zoo
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As a natural link between the Rhone plain and the Chamonix Valley, in the heart of the Mont-Blanc region, the Trient Valley is a region of genuine character and unforgettable beauty.

difficult
52.4 km
7:00 h
2156 m
2156 m

Breathtaking panoramic views of Mont Blanc, wild and mysterious gorges, the spectacular Emosson Valley with its dams and dinosaur footprints, the Trient Glacier and the Glacier Des Grands, historic villages and a welcoming population. By taking the biking routes of the Trient Valley, you will to be amazed and delighted by the attractive features of this atypical area.

Difficulty
S0 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Frontière franco-suisse, 1656 m
Lowest point
Vernayaz, 452 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The route is crossing France territory, so don't forget your ID. 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.

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

More information: 

Start

Vernayaz (453 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.132668, 7.044070
UTM
32T 348911 5110647

Destination

Vernayaz

Turn-by-turn directions

From Vernayaz (453 m), take the old Route des Diligences, the first historical route between Martigny and Chamonix, built in the middle of 19th century. Go through the villages of Salvan (934m) - Les Marécottes (1,030m) - La Médettaz (1,068m) -  Le Trétien (1,021m) - Finhaut (1,224m) - Giétroz (1,360m) - Châtelard-Village (1,123m) - Châtelard-Frontière (1,116m) - Vallorcine (1,260m). From there leave the Route des Diligences and head on to Esserts (1,549m), then Tête Noire (1,199m) - Trient (1,231m) and the Col de la Forclaz (1,528m). Enjoy the breathtaking view of Martigny and Rhone plain. Continue through the small villages of La Fontaine (846m) – Plan Cerisier (600m). Then cross the vineyard to the medieval tower of La Bâtiaz (574m). Then continue in the direction of Vernayaz (453m).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

A regional train is running every 30 minutes to Vernayaz (Simplon Line). 

Getting there

Motorway A9, exit 21 Martigny-Fully, follow direction Martigny and then take the road to St-Maurice until Vernayaz.

Parking

Free parking at the train station Vernayaz MC, at the village entrance on the right.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1324 Barberine / 1325 Sembrancher


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Difficulty
S0 difficult
Distance
52.4 km
Duration
7:00h
Ascent
2156 m
Descent
2156 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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