The Sion Castles Tour is a demanding route with a great variety of backdrops and scenery: terraced vineyards, orchards, forests, alpine panoramas, villages and castles.
The Sion Castles Tour takes cyclists on a delightful journey of discovery through the Sion region. The itinerary passes through the municipalities of Savièse, Grimisuat, Arbaz, Ayent and St-Léonard. The route is full of variety, with ever-changing scenery. You ride in forest, across terraced vineyards and through villages, with glorious views of the Valais mountains and the two castles that dominate the city of Sion: Valère and Tourbillon. Arbaz, at an altitude of 1,140 metres, is the highest point of this fairly demanding ride, best suited to keen cyclists in good physical shape.
We recommend a walk around Sion’s Old Town at the foot of the castles. Also well worth a visit in the region: Derborence, Lake Tseuzier and the Val d’Hérens.
This route is not suitable for families. Follow Swiss traffic regulations strictly. Please note that you follow these routes at your own risk, and that in case of accident, the municipalities and landowners can not be held responsible in any way. Respect plants and animals; take responsibility for preserving nature and the environment.
We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
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To reach Sion by car, follow the A9 motorway through Valais. If travelling from the west, take exit 26 (Sion-Ouest), and if driving from the east, take exit 27 (Sion-Est). Follow the signs for Sion railway station.
Use the free car parks by the Rue des Échutes and on the Place des Potences.