Valais Alpine Bike 7. St-Luc - Grimentz
This stage will give you a chance to discover the Val d'Anniviers in all its splendour, from St-Luc to Grimentz, along with a breathtaking view of Lac de Moiry.
medium, S2Difficulty : 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
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Your route starts at Tignousa, at the top of the St-Luc funicular. Follow the Val d'Anniviers Weisshorn Bike to Combavert, then turn right, cross the river and take the path that runs along the hillside below the Hotel Weisshorn. Continue through the alpine meadows and forests, before ascending a rural track to the Nava alpine meadow. From here, you’ll start a long descent on a wide path, followed by a very technical trail (S3) that plunges down to the village of Mottec. After climbing up the valley to Zinal, board the Sorebois gondola which will take you nearly 1,000 metres higher in a few minutes. Get on your mountain bike and ride to the Corne de Sorebois, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding 4,000 m peaks. Then begins a long descent on a path that offers a splendid view of Lac de Moiry. From the dam wall, you’ll link up with the route of the legendary Grand Raid BCVS race to finish your day in Grimentz.