Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Tour de Mayentset

A very attractive tour that partly follows the magnificent Bisse de la Tsandra irrigation channel to reach the Mayens de My. The descent includes an exhilarating flowing ride through the forest.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S2

    Difficulty: medium
    S2 Many obstacles such as roots, stones and larger steps; tight corners. Certain passages may have gradients of up to 70%. Basic technique required, including controlled braking and body displacement to overcome obstacles
  • Length

    21.5 km

  • Duration

    3:18 h

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From the village of Daillon, begin your ride with a gentle climb before a descent along a magnificent singletrack trail specially created for mountain bikers with banked corners offering a flowing and exhilarating ride. Midway along the tour, you will find a barbecue site, ideal for a picnic. This tour can be combined with the Code Tour at the level of the Mayens de Conthey and the village of Daillon.

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the village of Daillon, this varied route mainly follows forest tracks and singletrack trails, and leads along the Bisse de la Tsandra irrigation channel for 6.5 kilometres. A special descent has been created over a distance of 1 km to separate mountain bikers from hikers, consisting of a singletrack trail with banked turns. This section is also accessible by handbike. The rest of the descent likewise includes singletrack stretches.

Start: Daillon (901 m)
Destination: Daillon (901 m)

Author's recommendation

Combine this trip with the Tour de Code for an even more thrilling ride!

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1575 m 864 m

  • Ascent

    793 m

  • Descent

    793 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 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 Daillon.

Train to Châteauneuf, then PostBus from Châteauneuf to Daillon.

Approach

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

Parking

Place de la Vella

Equipment

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.

Literature

The tourist office in Conthey has got brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1286 St-Léonard