Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Trient Valley Tour

As a natural link between the Rhone plain and the Chamonix Valley, in the heart of the Mont-Blanc region, the Trient Valley is a region of genuine character and unforgettable beauty.

  • Difficulty

    difficult, S3

  • Length

    52.4 km

  • Duration

    7:00 h

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Breathtaking panoramic views of Mont Blanc, wild and mysterious gorges, the spectacular Emosson Valley with its dams and dinosaur footprints, the Trient Glacier and the Glacier Des Grands, historic villages and a welcoming population. By taking the biking routes of the Trient Valley, you will to be amazed and delighted by the attractive features of this atypical area.

Turn-by-turn directions

From Vernayaz (453 m), take the old Route des Diligences, the first historical route between Martigny and Chamonix, built in the middle of 19th century. Go through the villages of Salvan (934m) - Les Marécottes (1,030m) - La Médettaz (1,068m) -  Le Trétien (1,021m) - Finhaut (1,224m) - Giétroz (1,360m) - Châtelard-Village (1,123m) - Châtelard-Frontière (1,116m) - Vallorcine (1,260m). From there leave the Route des Diligences and head on to Esserts (1,549m), then Tête Noire (1,199m) - Trient (1,231m) and the Col de la Forclaz (1,528m). Enjoy the breathtaking view of Martigny and Rhone plain. Continue through the small villages of La Fontaine (846m) – Plan Cerisier (600m). Then cross the vineyard to the medieval tower of La Bâtiaz (574m). Then continue in the direction of Vernayaz (453m).

Start: Vernayaz (453 m)
Destination: Vernayaz (453 m)

Author's recommendation

Possibilité de le faire en plusieurs étapes grâce au train à crémaillère du Mont-Blanc Express (www.mont-blanc-express.com)

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1656 m 452 m

  • Ascent

    2377 m

  • Descent

    2377 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

A regional train is running every 30 minutes to Vernayaz (Simplon Line). 

Approach

Motorway A9, exit 21 Martigny-Fully, follow direction Martigny and then take the road to St-Maurice until Vernayaz.

Parking

Free parking at the train station Vernayaz MC, at the village entrance on the right.

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

The route is crossing France territory, so don't forget your ID. 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.