Race cycle route Valais

Cleuson – Trophy of the Dams Velo in Veysonnaz

CH | | 24.2 km

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Author: Valais

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Starting from Aproz, you will get to know this quaint little village which hosts the annual national cow-fighting final, known as the “combat de reines” to determine the Queen cow of Valais. The start of the climb takes place on a large road through apricot plantations. The view opens towards the opposite side of the valley covered in vineyards, and we can admire the village of Chamoson, the largest wine municipality in Switzerland. After crossing the mountain resort of Nendaz, the road heads in the direction of Siviez on a steady climb that gains altitude quickly. In Siviez, we discover the imposing wall of the Cleuson Dam at the end of the valley. Starting from here the last kilometres take you up a dirt road.
From the Rhone Valley until the Cleuson Dam, you will climb over 1500 metres. The first kilometres rising above Aproz are on a steady slope until the village of Fey. On leaving this small town, there are several hundred metres of particularly steep road before arriving in Nendaz. Once you have crossed the resort, the road climbs along the Printze river, passing near the hamlet of Planchouet. Enjoy the views of Mont Fort and Mont Gelé at the end of the Nendaz valley. Once you have arrived in Siviez, the view of the Cleuson Dam is very impressive. The more adventurous will continue their way on the dirt road, pedalling through the last kilometres to the summit of the dam at more than 2100 metres of altitude.
Frequent train connections from all over Switzerland to Sion, then take the Post Bus to Aproz.
Take the motorway A9 and take the exit 25 (Conthey). Then cross the Rhône river to arrive directly at the village of Aproz.
Parking at the village of Aproz. Follow the local car park routeing in Aproz.
We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.
Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

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