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Tour of the Resorts

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The Tour of the resorts, an endurance cycling race, represents an exceptional sporting challenge linking several resorts in the Valais in a spectacular setting.

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This event offers a challenge that is truly unique : "Measure yourself in one single day by facing the equivalent variation in altitude as that of climbing Mount Everest"! The Tour of the resorts leads you through the enchanting landscapes of the Valais, from the vineyards to high mountain settings, crossing through natural pastures, small authentic villages and internationally renowned resorts. The event aims to establish itself as a Swiss Granfondo cycling race.

Four routes, including one specially designed for e-bikes, are offered with varying distances and levels of difficulty :

  • Ultrafondo: 242 kilometres and 8'848 metres in positive variation in altitude
  • Grandfondo: 133 kilometres and 4'700 metres in positive variation in altitude
  • Mediofondo: 74 kilometres and 2'850 metres in positive variation fin altitude
  • E-Fondo: 34 kilometres and 1'950 metres in positive variation in altitude


The four races start in Le Châble and finish in Verbier. They all take the Col du Lein (1'685 metres) and the now legendary Col de la Croix-de-Coeur (2'175 metres). With three routes crossing the resort, Nendaz organises every year a major refreshment stop at the gondola departure station.

Times at which the planned passages are expected to pass in Nendaz (Most cyclists are expected to pass between 11:00 and 13:00):

  • Ultrafondo (240 km, 8200 D+): 13:10-18:47
  • Grandfondo (145 km, 4750 D+): 10:15-15:30
  • Mediofondo (85 km, 2850 D+): 10:09-12:10

  • TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

    Temporary deviations:

  • Beuson – Veysonnaz : no upward access, diversion via Salins from 9:30 to 16:00
  • Basse-Nendaz – Aproz via Fey : no downward access, diversion via Sion from 9:00 to 12:00
  • Traffic ban, total road closures:

  • Saclentse – Pont de la Scie : both ways from 9:30 to 18:30
  • Planchouet – Pont de la Scie : downward access from 9:30 to 18:30
    • Car park with varying fees
    • WC
    • Wifi
    • Accessible by public transport

    Contact

    Association du Tour des Stations Route du Moulin 44
    3977 Granges +41 27 459 29 29info@rd-cycling.com

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