Grand Raid Cristalp

Verbier

A panoramic view of Mont Fort, La Chaux, and the Verbier valley

A panoramic view of Mont Fort, La Chaux, and the Verbier valley

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Arolla

Arolla

Arolla 2

Arolla 2

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Pigne

Arolla Pigne

Hotel Kurhaus

Hotel Kurhaus

Arolla Hôtel Kurhaus

Arolla Hôtel Kurhaus

Thyon - Les Collons

Thyon - Les Collons

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Snowpark Centralpark

Snowpark Centralpark

Les Masses - Thyon 1600

Les Masses - Thyon 1600

Grimentz - départ de la télécabine de Bendolla

Grimentz - départ de la télécabine de Bendolla

Grimentz

Grimentz

Grimentz - vieux village

Grimentz - vieux village

Scex

Scex

Grimentz - view over the valley of Anniviers

Grimentz - view over the valley of Anniviers

Sud

Sud

Nendaz - Lac de Tracouet

Nendaz - Lac de Tracouet

Nendaz - Combatseline

Nendaz - Combatseline

Itinéraire Plan du fou

Itinéraire Plan du fou

Nendaz - Alpage

Nendaz - Alpage

Nendaz - Tracouet

Nendaz - Tracouet

Nendaz - Mont-Fort

Nendaz - Mont-Fort

Nendaz - Plan du Fou

Nendaz - Plan du Fou

Nendaz (Siviez) - Novelli

Nendaz (Siviez) - Novelli

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Fontanay

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Fontanay

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Chalet Carlsberg

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Chalet Carlsberg

Verbier - 4 Vallées - La Croix de Coeur

Verbier - 4 Vallées - La Croix de Coeur

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Savoleyres

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Savoleyres

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Les Attelas

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Les Attelas

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Mont-Gelé

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Mont-Gelé

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Médran - Arrivée des pistes de ski

Verbier - 4 Vallées - Médran - Arrivée des pistes de ski

Evolène, Dent Blanche, Valais, Suisse

Evolène, Dent Blanche, Valais, Suisse

The Grand Raid is considered to be the longest and most difficult mountainbike tour in the world.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Verbier
End of tour: Grimentz
Technical requirements: extreme
Physical fitness: extreme
Distance: 131 km
Total altitude meters: 4504 m
Biking time: 09:00 - 15:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 1398 m
Elevation end of tour: 1564 m
Culmination point: 2792 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Magnificent panorama
Gastronomy:
Various options along the route.
Overnight: Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Hérémence, Evolène, Grimentz
Various:
The bike tour of Grand Raid Cristalp
Access starting point: By train from Martigny to Le Châble. From here by bus to Verbier.
Access point of arrival: Grimentz
Literature: Karten-shop.ch

Description

The tour from Verbier to Grimentz via Hérémence, Evolène, Thyon-les-Colons, Veysonnaz, Nendaz and La Tzoumaz leads through six valleys, is 131 kilometers long and has a 4600 meter difference in altitude. The highest point, Basset-de-Lona, is 2792 meters above sea level. Top physical fitness and perfectly fitting and functioning material are the basic preconditions for the successful completion of this "torture tour". You will be rewarded with fame, having completed something extraordinary and by the fantastic landscapes of the alpine world of Wallis.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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