GRANDE DIXENCE

SUNDAY 26th JUNE 2022
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This ascent allows you to discover the Val d'Hérens through breathtaking landscapes and to discover the Grande Dixence dam, the largest gravity dam in the world. 

From Sion, leave the plain on a gentle and regular ascent, on a wide road. As the kilometers go by, the panorama widens and allows you to admire the impressive landscape of the Val d'Hérens. The route passes through the typical sunny villages of Vex, Hérémence and Mâche to reach the main road leading to the Grande Dixence dam. As you progress through the Dix Valley, the nature and environment become increasingly wild and unspoilt. The last few kilometers are steeper, with many twists and turns that make up a compulsory passage to reach the base of the Grande Dixence dam. From there, the view of the surrounding peaks and pine forests is spectacular. 

Altitude

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2141m

Ascent

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1635mD+

Length

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27,5km

Closing

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de 9h à 15h
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Welcome Village & Registration: Outside the Scex car park, Sion 

Road closing time: 09:00am to 3:00pm 

  • from 9:00 am to 10:30 am: Route du Val d'Hérens Sion - Vex
  • from 9am to 3pm: Vex - Grande Dixence dam

Closed road's start: The roads are reserved exclusively for cyclists from the Val d'Hérens roundabout in Sion (from 09:00 to 10:30 am) and from the village of Vex to the top of the Grande Dixence dam (from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm)


Access from : 

  • The Sion train station is located in the immediate vicinity of the Welcome Village. Access by public transport and/or by bike is recommended
  • The Scex, Roches-Brunes and La Planta car parks are in the immediate vicinity of the Welcome Village

Special Ride the Alps offer: Tyrolean and visit of the dam 

Information on the region: 

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