Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Tour de Code

Tour in the region of the Mayens de Conthey, consisting of a rather demanding climb and a scenic descent.  

  • Difficulty

    medium, S1

    Difficulty: medium
    S1 Smaller obstacles such as flat roots, stones or small gullies; the surface may not always be firm. Gradients of up to 40%. No hairpin turns. Basic MTB technique required, such as controlled braking and ability to shift centre of gravity
  • Length

    14 km

  • Duration

    2:25 h

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This itinerary in the region of the Mayens de Conthey features a rather demanding ascent and relatively easy descent, and consists mainly of forest roads and some singletrack sections. The route is fairly short but leads through a wonderfully varied landscape, between vineyards and forest.

Turn-by-turn directions

Choose your starting point depending on fitness level and how far you would like to ride: for the full tour, begin in Erde, otherwise start and finish in Aven for a shorter ride, omitting the lowest section. Follow the mountain road that climbs up to the hamlet of Code before descending along forest roads and some singletracks sections. This route is also suitable for electric bikes; the descents, partly off the beaten track, do not present special difficulties.

Start: Erde (936 m)
Destination: Erde (935 m)

Author's recommendation

Don’t hesitate to combine this tour with others in the region.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1459 m 786 m

  • Ascent

    753 m

  • Descent

    754 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Train to Sion, then PostBus from Sion station to Erde.

Train to Châteauneuf, then PostBus from Châteauneuf to Erde.


Motorway A9 until exit 25 Conthey, then follow in the direction of Erde.


Follow parking directions


We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Safety information

Use 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.


SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: 1306 Sion / 1268 St-Léonard