Valais vineyard trail by bike
On the sunny side of the Rhone Valley, some of the best wines in Switzerland mature. Your cycling tr...
Vineyards and culinary delicacies
Some of the best wines in Switzerland mature on the sunny side of the Rhône Valley. Your cycling trip on the Valais Wine Trail takes you through this romantic scenery. Vineyards line the path on your way towards the eastern part of the valley, past the churches and castles of Sion to the market place in Leuk. On the way, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Valais mountains and a variety of culinary delicacies.
Day 1: Arrival in Martigny | Martigny – Sion
You’ll leave your luggage in Martigny. 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 the well-known forger Farinet, and Chamoson, with the octagonal tower of St-Pierre-de-Clages. After your arrival in Sion a tasting of wines from Valais awaits you.
Details: Approx. 40 km / 485 m ascent / 470 m descent
Day 2: Sion – Leuk
French-style joie de vivre in Sion, the quaint main town in Valais, back-breaking work in the hot, steep vineyard slopes, perspiring round bends on tiny, boiling-hot mountain roads. To understand the wine culture in Valais better, you’ll visit the wine museums in Siders and Salgesch. Together with the fabulous views on offer today, this is a feast for all your senses.
Details: approx. 50 km / 1,395 m ascent / 1,235 m descent
Day 3: Departure or individual extension
A comfortable start on the first day, after which the trip becomes more difficult. The ride through the vineyards on the sunny slopes of the Rhône Valley on the second day is challenging. The tour takes place on quiet side roads in the middle of the unique alpine scenery that is typical of Valais.
2 overnight stays with breakfast (mid-range hotels)
Daily luggage transfer
Luggage collection at the railway station
Valais connoisseur package*
Voucher for arrival by train**
Detailed tour documentation (1x per room)
Not included :
Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Martigny: CHF 79.- (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-
Leuk/Susten: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 35.-
Bike hire option - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%
0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%
Valais connoisseur package
Discover the best of the Valais. With the Valais Connoisseur Package, visit the wine museums of Salgesch and Sierre, take part in a guided tour of Sion, taste local wines and enjoy a Valaisan plate and a raclette.
Voucher for arrival by train
Leave the car at home! Every participant of a walking or cycling tour in Switzerland will receive a promotion code from the SBB which will allow him or her to deduct CHF 10 from the price of the ticket for arriving by train. The discount is available in the online shop, at the ticket office or via the SBB app. For many journeys, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and end of the journey to collect your luggage. You can easily combine these services when arriving by train. If you do not need the code for the journey itself, you will be able to use it in the course of 2022. Unfortunately, retroactive refunds are not possible for administrative reasons.