6.0 miles
276 ft
-5,089 ft
Avg time

Thyon-Sion Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking

One of the best afterwork/morning trail in Valais/Wallis!

Starting from Thyon 2000 ski-resort (2095m/6873ft) all the way down to Sion (490m/1607ft), this trail feature 5200ft of vertical (more than Whistler's Top of the World).

This trail is not lift serviced but there is a bus service (with bike-hangers) from the railway station in Sion. If you use shuttles, you can park your cars at the "Ch√Ęteau Constellation" wine cellar (the end of the GPS track).

The terrain is quite varied, ranging from loamy single-track to full-on rock gardens (old mule trail). There is also a couple of wooden constructions on the first segment, mostly drops and small jumps.

Can be ridden with both all-mountain and downhill bikes, from end of April (depends on the snow) to November.

Access Info

Bus schedules and access:

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More Stats for Thyon-Sion mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4,813 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,663 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude end
    1,670 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,459 ft
  • Distance down
    4.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,694 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 4, 2015
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Thyon-Sion Trail Reports

Jun 4, 2015 @ 12:36pm
Jun 4, 2015
May 13, 2015 @ 8:10pm
May 13, 2015
The upper part is totally snow-free with dry conditions. Some overgrown vegetation near "Les Agettes" with some hidden stones underneath (some...
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag LPlovebike (May 20, 2015 at 3:02)
 But this trail is ONE of the numerous possibilities to ride this part of this mountain !!
  • + 2
flag inversedotch (May 20, 2015 at 3:10)
 Yes! Let's say this is the main trail, we have to add the other trails! Wink
  • + 1
flag RedBurn (May 10, 2016 at 12:14)
 vous etes la en aout les gars ? je serai a Veysonnaz pour 15 jours du 17 au 31 on peut rider (fort) !

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