Four must-do ac­tiv­i­ties in valais

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Valais Cy­cling Tour Whether you opt for a guided or self-sup­ported trip this epic route of 740km, cov­er­ing 18,500m of climb­ing over 25 climbs is sure to be a chal­lenge you re­mem­ber. It can be com­pleted in any­where be­tween seven and 14 days and is split into 10 in­di­vid­ual stages, all on peace­ful, low traf­fic roads, with nu­mer­ous ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions along the way.

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Cy­closportive des Vins du Valais

Now in its sev­enth con­sec­u­tive year this event is al­ways held on Au­gust 1 and cel­e­brates two of the great­est plea­sures of this re­gion: wine and cy­cling. There are three timed cour­ses, 98km, 130km and 138km with a max­i­mum al­ti­tude of 2,350m. A to­tal of 1,200 par­tic­i­pants ride the roads be­tween the vines be­fore tack­ling the steeper chal­lenges of the moun­tains.

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Tour des Sta­tions Look Mar­motte Ul­tra­fondo 10.8.19 New to the cal­en­dar in 2018 this event is part of the leg­endary Look Mar­motte Gran­fondo Se­ries. The new Ul­tra­fondo for­mat is the ul­ti­mate road cy­cling chal­lenge, cov­er­ing 7,400m of climb­ing in 220km. Also run on the same day is the Look Mar­motte Gran­fondo Valais, a more tra­di­tional sportive of 130km with 4,500m of climb­ing.

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Tour de Suisse

For an op­por­tu­nity to watch pro­fes­sional rac­ing, as well as en­joy­ing your own cy­cling in the Valais re­gion, time your visit to co­in­cide with the Tour de Suisse. Tak­ing place in late June, this race is tra­di­tion­ally a prov­ing ground for rid­ers pre­par­ing for the Tour de France. Goms, in the up­per Valais re­gion, is al­ready con­firmed as a stage start and fin­ish on June 22/23 2019.

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