Nothing could be easier than travelling by public transport in Valais. Thanks to more than 100 cableways (cable cars, chairlifts and funiculars) and countless bus and train routes, cyclists and mountain bikers have an infinite choice of possibilities for planning their outings and accessing the most beautiful spots in Valais.
Cable cars & chairlifts
Access the mountain summits easily thanks to the many cableways in Valais that operate also in summer. In all, riders can take their bikes on more than 100 cable cars, chairlifts and funiculars. Ideal for those who prefer descents to climbs and for all who wish to access the high-altitude trails.
Magic Pass in summer
The Magic Pass gives access to more than 30 ski areas in French-speaking Switzerland; 15 of these are also accessible during summer. Holders of a Magic Pass enjoy free travel, with bike, in partner resorts and regions that offer mountain bike transport – such as Crans-Montana, the Val d’Anniviers, Leukerbad and Ovronnaz.
For travelling around the side valleys of Valais with your bike, simply use local bus services that offer bike transport. During the summer season, from mid-May to mid-October, more than 40 bus routes offer riders the opportunity to travel with their bikes. These buses are equipped with bike racks or trailers. Limited bicycle transportation. Reservations are recommended.
Bike tickets and day passes from SBB
SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) offers day passes for bike transport as well as short-distance bike tickets. These are valid for travel on the SBB network, private railways, PostBuses and with many transport companies. The Day Bike Pass is more suitable for longer trips – and allows holders unlimited travel throughout Valais for the whole day.
Guest cards issued by resorts
Certain resorts and holiday regions in Valais offer guest cards that include bike transport or provide a reduction on transport on cable cars, chairlifts and funiculars. Here are the special passes issued by resorts that allow you to travel free of charge, or at a reduced rate, with your bike:
Grächen Goldcard in Grächen – bike transport included
Pass Anniviers Liberté in the Val d’Anniviers – bike transport included
Anzère Liberté in Anzère – bike transport included
My Explorer Card in Crans-Montana – bike transport included
VIP Pass in Verbier – 50% off cable cars and chairlifts