This stage will give you a chance to discover the Val d'Anniviers in all its splendour, from St-Luc to Grimentz, along with a breathtaking view of Moiry Lake.
Your route starts at Tignousa, at the top of the St-Luc funicular. Follow the Bike Planet Tour to "Combavert", then turn right, cross the river and take the path that runs along the hillside below the Hotel Weisshorn. Continue through the alpine meadows and forests, before ascending a 4x4 track to the Nava alpine meadow. From here, you’ll start a long descent on a wide path, followed by a very technical trail (S3) that plunges down to the village of Mottec. After climbing up the valley to Zinal, board the Sorebois gondola which will take you nearly 1,000 metres higher in a few minutes. Get on your mountain bike and ride to the Corne de Sorebois, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding 4,000 m peaks. Then begins a long descent on a path that offers a splendid view of Moiry Lake. From the dam wall, you’ll link up with the route of the legendary Grand Raid BCVS race to finish your day in Grimentz.
Downhill enthusiasts will be able to test the St-Luc bikepark trails by doing several descents between Tignousa and St-Luc.
Rest stopsRestaurant de Tignousa
Restaurant Barrage de Moiry
Follow the Valais Alpine Bike route no. 41 in Mountainbiking in Switzerland. View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: Valais Alpine Bike no. 41.
Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting.
In July 2022, the entire route of the Valais Alpine Bike will be signposted with the No. 41 sign.
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
Book one of the Valais Alpine Bike holiday offers! Choose between three, four or seven nights and enjoy some great riding days. You will be staying in bike hotels and will be provided with a daily luggage transport service; all that’s left for you to do is hit the trails! Go to www.visitvalais.ch/shop-valais-alpine-bike.
More information about the destination:
Valais Bike regional route: see full itinerary
View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: Valais Alpine Bike no. 41
From Basel and Zurich: Take the A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; follow the signs to Kandersteg; Kandersteg–Goppenstein car-carrying train; follow the signs to Visp; Leuk; Sierre; Val d’Anniviers.
From Geneva: Take the A1 motorway to Lausanne; follow the signs to Sion/Sierre; Val d’Anniviers.
From Milan: Take the A8/A26 motorway in the direction of Simplon; Iselle-Brig car-carrying train; follow the signs to Visp; Leuk; Sierre; Val d’Anniviers.
Follow the directions for parking in Sierre or St-Luc. For this leg of the Valais Alpine Bike, we recommend you park your vehicle in Sierre and use public transport (post bus) to get to the Val d'Anniviers Don't forget to reserve a place for your mountain bike on the Resabike platform (www.resabike.ch) for the Val d'Anniviers bus lines.
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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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