Four must-do activities in valais
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.
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.
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.
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.