A range of 4,000m peaks with their unmistakeable silhouettes; glaciers glistening in the sun; sun-kissed Valais villages. Typical features of the "Valais Alpine Bike". No other route gets so close to stunning 4,000m summits.
The Valais Alpine Bike (route No. 43) starts in Verbier and ends in Sierre. The route is characterised by typical Valais mountain villages, perched high above the valley floor or in deep side valleys. Parts of the route coincide with the legendary "Grand Raid" bike race from Verbier to Grimentz. This bike marathon is not only the oldest and one of the most impressive bike races in the Alps, but also indisputably one of the most prestigious. Route No. 43 can be easily combined with the Valais Panorama Bike (route No. 88).
Visit the historic village centre of Grimentz and discover one of the most preserved villages of Valais. Admire the sunburnt chalets decorated with geranium.
Safety informationUse 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.
Tips, hints and links
View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility:
Getting thereTake the A9/E62 motorway to Martigny, then continue on the Grand St Bernard road before turning off towards Verbier at Sembrancher.
ParkingFollow the car-park routeing in Verbier
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
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