Swiss Transalp: Haute-Nendaz to Mauvoisin

Nendaz

Verbier

Day 7 of the exhilarating MTB Transalp from Lucerne to Aosta

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
39 km
Ascent
2.2 km
Descent
1.7 km
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
20˚
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Swiss Transalp: Haute-Nendaz to Mauvoisin Map

Description

Begin with a nice winding start to one of the Valais area’s most popular ski resort towns: La Tsoumaz. If you want to save yourself 850m of steep uphill climbing, then jump on the cable car to Savoleyres for CHF 12. Follow a fantastic mountain trail to La Chaux, passing the town on Ruinettes along the way. The last stretch of descent is on asphalt all the way down to 900m.

The final stretch of the day is a big climb up to 1850m to Mauvoisin, a touristy town in Val de Bagnes famous for its expansive Lac de Mauvoisin reservoir.

Sources https://www.mtb-news.de/forum/t/ta-vierwaldstaettersee-lac-leman.688902/

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Road sections

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