Mauvoisin Dam - Trophy of the Dams
From Martigny, the road is large with gentle slopes until Sembrancher. Then you enter into the Val de Bagnes where the climb continues gradually and never too steep until Fionnay. The real climbs begins here, bringing you to the dam and the magnificent Lake Mauvoisin.
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The climb begins gently from Martigny to Sambrancher where you leave the Val d’Entremont and the Val Ferret on the right to enter into the Bagnes Valley. In Le Châble, you cross the river Dranse towards Versegères while the famous mountain resort of Verbier looms overhead. But the real climbing starts from Fionnay where several steep switchbacks quickly remind you that riding uphill can be difficult. The road becomes more and more remote as you bury into the Val de Bagnes. The view over the Combin peaks is impressive enough to forget the pain in your legs that you are starting to feel. In the last few kilometres, you will catch a glimpse, bit by bit, of the Mauvoisin Dam that stands tall like a rampart protecting the region.