Sports events

Valais features exciting events from all areas of sporting activity. There’s something for everyone, whether as passive observers or active participants, and every event is best in class. With a wonderful atmosphere and breathtaking scenery guaranteed, a visit to one of the perfectly organised elite events that takes place in Valais is always well worth it.

Grand Raid

On August 21 (22) Grimentz will again host the finishing line of the Grand Raid, a famous mountain biking race.


The Sierre-Zinal, 31 km in length, with 2000 m ascent and 800 m descent, is one of the world’s oldest running mountain race.

KM Vertical de Chandolin

This race is an incredibly steep slope that will delight hill-climb racers; 1000 or 2000m ascent.
Schedule: 26.09.2015

Dents du Midi Trail

Follow the traces of the legendary walking race in a majestic alpine site and on mountain roads.
Schedule: 18-19.09.2015

Bike & Sound

The only biking event that includes a full music festival in the heart of a village. See you in August in Champéry!

Tour de Romandie

The mountain stage of the “Tour de Romandie” 2015 will arrive at Champex-Lac on the 2nd of May.

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon of 166km across France, Italy and Switzerland.

Trail Verbier St-Bernard

THE main Swiss Alps trail will take you through the best viewpoints of the area, with a cumulative positive drop of 27,600 ft.

Trail Running Camp

Training camp hosted by runner Birgit Lennartz, Comrades Marathon winner and ten-time winner of the Swiss Alpine Marathon.

Nendaz Trail

2 circuits (30 & 65km) invite runners and walkers to discover or re-discover the numerous footpaths in our sumptuous surroundings!

Pass'Portes du Soleil

From 26th to 28th June 2015 discover Europe’s most respected mountain biking event: 80km of MTB trail in 9 host resorts!

Gemmi Triathlon

Swimming in Géronde Lake, cycling to Leukerbad and running on the Gemmi – these are the challenges that await those...

Tour de France

Finhaut-Emosson in the Trient Valley will host on July 20, 2016 a Tour de France stage finish

Ultraks Zermatt

This trail race takes place at the foot of the Matterhorn, with three courses of varying distance and difficulty: 16k, 30k, and...

Zermatt Marathon

This marathon stretches from St Niklaus (1116m) to Riffelberg (2582m).

Aletsch Half-Marathon

This challenging mountain run along the Aletsch Glacier bridges a difference in height of 1050m, with a start at 1950m above...