Valais – the El Dorado for Bike Racers

Valais is a paradise for bike racers. The broad, extended Rhônetal (Rhône Valley) and its tributary valleys offer wonderfully diverse landscapes for bike racing. On some routes, you can comfortably glide on the paths, provided the wind in the Rhônetal does not blow straight in your face. On some others, the upward slopes are so tough that you quickly break into sweat while cycling up, but then you get to enjoy rolling down on the ultra-long downhill slopes. On your way, you will always be surrounded by the most beautiful and the highest mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps. You keep moving from one highlight to the other - every tour is a dream; even more than when you travel with a light backpack, because the luggage transport from one stopover to the next is taken care of.

Swiss Alpine passes attract bike racers like magic and are always on the routes of the Tour de Suisse and Tour de France programs. What fun it would be to ride on them without any stress of finishing fast! For example on the racing bike tour from Freiburg to Crans-Montana! The tour takes you through Col de la Croix, Col des Mosses and Col Du Pillon to Aigle, the headquarters of UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the International Cycling Federation, which has its own beautiful velodrome. Or you can go on the tours “The most beautiful routes in the Valais Alps” or “To the highlights of the Valais Alps”, where bike racers are greeted by the classic passes of Nufenen, Grimsel, Furka and Gotthard with their long sections and beautiful hairpin bends.

The flanks and tributary valleys of the Rhônetal also captivate bike racers. Some routes pass through the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park and some up the serpentine roads to the picturesque Moosalp. Some other routes allow you to pedal to Stausee Gibidum at the foot of the Aletsch Glacier or to the saffron village of Mund, the only place in Switzerland where saffron, so-called red gold, is grown. The stretches of the bike tour that take you to the picturesque Val d’Anniviers with the quaint village of Grimentz or through the Goms with its typical Walser villages, from where a detour to the Binntal is an absolute must, are something special.

The tracks of our multi-day bike racing tours run entirely on asphalted roads and demand that the bikers are in good physical condition, especially for riding through the Alpine passes.

Daniela Meili
Would you like to plan a cycling holiday in Valais? We will be happy to advise.
Daniela Meili, Eurotrek AG

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