Leave for the discovery of the centuries-old larches of Balavaux, and enjoy the grandiose panoramas thanks to this circuit linking Haute-Nendaz to Tracouet.
Your trip will first take you through hamlets, forests, alpine meadows, before leading you to the heart of Balavaux, with its 250 larches – each several centuries old – and the wild terrain of the Maretse. Next, refresh yourself at the Lake Tracouet before reaching the gondola, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Rhône valley and the Alps. You can also take the opportunity to relax at the Tracouet restaurant, before heading off on your descent, towards Haute-Nendaz.
Everything has also been thought out for the less sporty; just profit from the descent by going up in the telecabine! And if the ascent attracts you all the same, be aware that this itinerary is adapted to electric bikes.
The circuit is well secured. The descent is nevertheless rather sporty. 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.
It is advisable to have an extra layer of clothing for the descent. Also think of checking your brakes before beginning this itinerary.
We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.