23 miles
Distance
3,727 ft
Climb
-9,404 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Ideal from July-October, snow is always a possibility, this is a high alpine route!

This Route start at Les Violettes (2220m) and climbs to La Plaine Morte (2980m can also be done by Gondola) then ride around the Glacier to Cabane du Wildstrubel where you can get some great food. The trail descends to the Rawyl pass and flows through the Plan des Roses to lake Tseuzier. You then follow the alpine waterway bisse d'Ayent all the way down till it merges into the bisse de Claveau which end just above Sion (the local capital) with a short descent that finishes by the terrace of the local brewery.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Plaine-Morte - Sion mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,677 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,616 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,293 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,616 ft
  • Grade
    -4.684%
  • Grade max
    -76.351%
  • Grade min
    38.275%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    183 ft
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