6 miles
Distance
276 ft
Climb
-5,089 ft
Descent
00:34:41
Avg time

Thyon-Sion Details

  • Riding area
    Thyon
    Thyon
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    April-November
  • 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:
www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
www.thyon.ch/home-2/information/access-and-transport?lang=en

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More Stats for Thyon-Sion mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4,813 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,663 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,483 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,483 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,670 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.865%
  • Grade min
    34.288%
  • Distance climb
    2,459 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,694 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:22
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Status:
on Jun 4, 2015
Wet
Avg: 3.5 (6 votes)

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Thyon-Sion Trail Reports

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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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4 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 !!
Wink
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  • + 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
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  • + 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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  • + 0
flag fedefe (Apr 30, 2017 at 9:41)
 Rode the trail today, still snowy at the top for 200m then dry. The first half it's easy to find even without checking your gps, then the second part it's full of crosses and checking your gps it's a must. First half it's flowy, second part rocky. I would recommend to use an enduro bike! Pedaling up from Sion requires about 3 hours.
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