Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Tour to Isérables

This circuit links Haute-Nendaz with the authentic village of Isérables, while passing by some exceptional sites. For those who are feeling a little less sporty, but are nonetheless keen to explore this itinerary, everything has been thought of; the road layout is adapted for electric bikes.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S0

    Difficulty: medium
    S0 Even forest or meadow paths, on a natural surface with good grip or on compact gravel. No steps, rocks or passages with many roots. Gentle gradients, wide curves. No special technique required
  • Length

    20.6 km

  • Duration

    3:10 h

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Isérables - Etienne Bornet, Valais/Wallis Promotion

Start your bike ride through forests and orchards, from where you can admire magnificent landscapes. After passing through the village of Les Condémines, discover Isérables, the little village frozen in time, perched at an altitude of 1,116m. Take a short stop to immerse yourself in this picturesque place before returning to Haute-Nendaz.  On the way back, enjoy an incredible view of the Alps of Vaud and Bern.

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from the "Centre Sportif de Haute-Nendaz" to go to Isérables following the VTT (MTB) 131 signs.  Begin your outing by taking the chemin des Bornes to reach Haute-Nendaz village. At the crossing with the main road, go down to your left for 200m. Just before the big contour of les Crêtes Blanches, take the road on your left. 200m further, head into the forest, following the road on your right. Pedal as far as the village of Condémines, then follow the road in the direction of Isérables. Pass through this magnificent village and continue along the route des Crettaux to reach the Pont de la Scie. After crossing this bridge, go up the steeply winding road as far as the crossroads. Take the road on your left in the direction of Nendaz. In order to reach the resort, continue your tour on the asphalted main road.

Start: Haute-Nendaz (sports centre) (1341 m)
Destination: Haute-Nendaz (sports centre) (1341 m)

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1588 m 1086 m

  • Ascent

    738 m

  • Descent

    738 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

A regular bus service operates to Nendaz from Sion train station. The bus journey takes about 30 minutes.    

Approach

Nendaz is situated 15 km from the motorway exit, roughly 20 minutes from Sion. Take the A9 motorway to Sion and then the exit to Sion-Ouest towards Nendaz. You will then have a 20-minute drive following the "Nendaz” road signs to reach the centre of the resort. 

Parking

4 car parks are available in Haute-Nendaz. Follow the car-park routeing.

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.

Additional information

More information: 

Literature

The tourist office in Nendaz has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

 

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1306 Sion