Cycling routes

Cycling routes

Vineyard Trail from Martigny to Sion

The Wine Trail, which was inaugurated in 2007, is the best way to discover Valais and its vineyards. Have a break in a winery and taste typical Valais wines. 

An energetic up and down on a steep sun-kissed southern slope, through well-tended vineyards, small wine villages and historic spots such as Saillon with the mini-vineyard of forger Farinet, and Chamoson, with its octagonal tower of St-Pierre-de-Clages.

Turn-by-turn directions

The wine trail leads through the Valais vineyards from Martigny to Sion. The 43-kilometre bike trail winds gently up and down through this area, passing through carefully cultivated vineyards, historic locations and small wine-producing villages that offer wine tasting. Wines can be tasted without appointment at many points along the route. This unique bike trail is the perfect way to discover the Valais region and its vineyards.

Start: Martigny (468 m)
Destination: Sion (484 m)

Author's recommendation

The Fol'terres wine shop at the eastern part of Fully offers a vaste choice of more than 60 wineries in Valais. Savour with your eyes and taste the subtlety of the aromas of wines and regional products. 

Technical information

  • Altitude

    662 m 457 m

  • Ascent

    484 m

  • Descent

    456 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Arrive in Martigny by train from all Swiss towns and cities (SBB) or by the regional trains Railway Mont-Blanc & St-Bernard Express.

Approach

From the A9 motorway from Lausanne or Sierre, take the Martigny-Fully exit (number 21), or the cantonal road. Routes that are open all year round: the Forclaz pass, the Great Saint Bernard tunnel, the Simplon pass. Passes that are open only during summer: Great St Bernard, Nufenen, Grimsel, Furka

Parking

Follow the car-park routeing in Martigny.

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.