Moiry - Trophy of the Dams
The climb from Sierre to the Moiry Dam allows you to discover the Val d’Anniviers – without doubt one of the prettiest valleys in the Valais- and cross charming little villages like Vissoie and Grimentz. The Moiry dam and lake are a must see.
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After leaving Sierre, the beginning of the route takes you to Val d’Anniviers along the flanks of a mountain before you start scaling towards the pass via a series of spectacular switchbacks, reminiscent of some of the most legendary Alpine passes. After passing through the village of Niouc, the slope eases and you ride through some spectacular cliffs via a series of tunnels dug into the rock. The famous yellow postal buses that crisscross Switzerland are sure to notify you of their presence in the tunnels with their characteristic three-tone horn. The old fortified village of Vissoie then appears, providing some relief with a short descent as you exit the village. Then begins a good dozen of kilometres of climbing, first to Grimentz, then along a narrow road until the Moiry Dam at 2,000m of altitude.