Cycling

Mountain biking and road cycling in Valais

Valais is a land of adventure par excellence, a vast playground for altitude junkies. Wellsignposted cycle paths, magnificent pass routes and adventurous mountain tracks guarantee mountain-biking and cycling fun in Valais. Whether high up in the mountains or down in the valley: there’s something for everyone. The diverse range of routes will appeal as much to leisure cyclists and racers as to mountain bikers and downhill specialists. And thanks to public transport and more than 100 aerial cableways, mountain bikers and other cyclists are faced with no end of possibilities when planning their tours. Valais is known far beyond the national borders as great biking and cycling terrain and continually attracts major sporting events. The latest example is the Tour de France 2016. On 20 July 2016, a stage led from the nation’s capital, Bern, to Finhaut-Emosson in Lower Valais. This 17th stage finished next to the dam at almost 2,000 metres above sea level. It was guaranteed to be quite a spectacle!

10 reasons to come mountain biking and cycling in Valais

Peaceful environment 
Valais is the perfect place for all those looking to fully immerse themselves in a unique natural landscape. Varied scenery, multiple ecosystems and a huge diversity of flora and fauna are waiting to be discovered.

Nature at its purest
Enjoy fresh mountain air and plentiful sunshine as you explore Valais on a tour offering panoramic views that are simply magnificent.

Vast natural playground
Valais is a vast, high-altitude playground for mountain bike and cycle enthusiasts, and other kinds of sports can be practised here too.

An oasis of relaxation
After a day in the saddle, Valais’s thermal baths and wellness resorts provide some well-deserved relaxation and let you recharge your batteries.  The water that bubbles up from the depths of the mountains has particularly soothing qualities.

Adapted infrastructures 
Valais is continually investing in the development of new infrastructures in order to provide mountain bikers and cyclists with a peak experience.

Simple planning 
No need to bring unnecessary luggage with you from home: road and mountain bikes, helmets and other equipment can be hired at numerous outlets – which also provide a repair service.

Swiss quality 
Thanks to reliability and punctuality at every level, you won’t waste a minute of your stay.

The local cuisine 
No other region has as many Gault Millau points as Valais. The authentic local produce frequently serves as an essential ingredient of these tasty dishes. The perfect culinary boost on a tour through Valais.

Cultural diversity 
he region is rich in vibrant traditions and cosmopolitan events that regularly attract a large number of visitors from near and far. Interesting encounters are guaranteed.

Fantastic connections 
through the Rhône Valley (by car or train). Transfers to the destinations in the side valleys, each of which has its own character, and excellent rail connections from the international airports. Once here, cable cars and gondolas, steam engines and rack railways provide convenient transportation options.