72 Chemin du Vignoble
72 Chemin du Vignoble

Cycling in Switzerland

Chemin du Vignoble

Chemin du Vignoble

Martigny–Leuk

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Chemin du Vignoble

Chemin du Vignoble

A trip through the most uniform wine region in the Valais, a vigorous up and down along the sun-drenched north flank of the main valley, through carefully cultivated vineyards, historic locations and small wine producing villages that offer wine tasting.
A trip though the most uniform wine region in the Valais, along the sunny southern slope. In summer the Rhone Valley incubator, where cliffs reflect the heat like an oven, where precious grapes ripen to be made into rich wine.

Around 40 types of grapes are grown in the Valais, some from old types of Valais vines including Petite Arvine, Amigne, Païen/Heida, Cornalin and Humagne Rouge. One impeccable old Valaiser is Lafnetscha, derived from Laff-nit-scha in local dialect, which translates as «don’t drink yet», as the tart white wine was often quaffed (gelafft) too soon.

The world’s tiniest vineyard above Saillon, a tiny, picturesque hamlet with round towers, perched on a rocky ridge. Three vines are dedicated to folk hero Joseph Samuel Farinet (1845-1880), a forger who only produced 20 centime pieces and discreetly gave them to the people. Switzerland’s oldest vine grows in the town of Leuk. The vine, a Cornalin, also known as an «alter Landroter» (old country red) was planted over 200 years ago in front of the venerable old «Allet-Haus». The stately «tree» grows in a stone trough, its branches providing the façade with shade.
A trip through the most uniform wine region in the Valais, a vigorous up and down along the sun-drenched north flank of the main valley, through carefully cultivated vineyards, historic locations and small wine producing villages that offer wine tasting.
A trip though the most uniform wine region in the Valais, along the sunny southern slope. In summer the Rhone Valley incubator, where cliffs reflect the heat like an oven, where precious grapes ripen to be made into rich wine.

Around 40 types of grapes are grown in the Valais, some from old types of Valais vines including Petite Arvine, Amigne, Païen/Heida, Cornalin and Humagne Rouge. One impeccable old Valaiser is Lafnetscha, derived from Laff-nit-scha in local dialect, which translates as «don’t drink yet», as the tart white wine was often quaffed (gelafft) too soon.

The world’s tiniest vineyard above Saillon, a tiny, picturesque hamlet with round towers, perched on a rocky ridge. Three vines are dedicated to folk hero Joseph Samuel Farinet (1845-1880), a forger who only produced 20 centime pieces and discreetly gave them to the people. Switzerland’s oldest vine grows in the town of Leuk. The vine, a Cornalin, also known as an «alter Landroter» (old country red) was planted over 200 years ago in front of the venerable old «Allet-Haus». The stately «tree» grows in a stone trough, its branches providing the façade with shade.
84 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 79 km
Natural surface: 5 km
1750 m | 1600 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Martigny
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Arrival / return travel Leuk
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Services

Accommodation

Martigny Boutique Hôtel
Martigny Boutique Hôtel
Martigny
Hôtel-Pension Beau-Site
Hôtel-Pension Beau-Site
Chemin
TCS Camping Martigny
TCS Camping Martigny
Martigny
Hotel Alpes & Rhône
Hotel Alpes & Rhône
Martigny
Rêves Gourmands Hôtellerie & Gastronomie
Rêves Gourmands Hôtellerie & Gastronomie
Vernayaz
Restaurant et Camping de la Sarvaz
Restaurant et Camping de la Sarvaz
Saillon
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Vétroz
TCS Camping Sion
TCS Camping Sion
Sion
Chambres d’Hôtes les Cerisiers
Chambres d’Hôtes les Cerisiers
Turin (Salins)
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Sion
Hôtel du Rhône
Hôtel du Rhône
Sion
Guesthouse Petit Pré
Guesthouse Petit Pré
St-Léonard
Chalet Diognysos bed + breakfast
Chalet Diognysos bed + breakfast
Crans-Montana
B & B La Forge de Diogne
B & B La Forge de Diogne
Crans-Montana
Castel de Daval
Castel de Daval
Sierre
Le gîte de Briey
Le gîte de Briey
Chalais
Jugendherberge Crans-Montana „Bella Lui“
Jugendherberge Crans-Montana „Bella Lui“
Crans-Montana
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
Crans-Montana
B&B zum Schleif
B&B zum Schleif
Varen
Schlosshotel Leuk
Schlosshotel Leuk
Leuk Stadt
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Susten
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Bookable offers

72 Valais Vine Trail
72 Valais Vine Trail
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Places

Martigny
Martigny
Saillon
Saillon
Ovronnaz
Ovronnaz
La Tzoumaz
La Tzoumaz
Nendaz
Nendaz
Sion
Sion
Anzère
Anzère
Vercorin
Vercorin
Crans - Montana
Crans - Montana
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Leuk
Leuk
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Places of interest

Pumppark Martigny-Croix
Pumppark Martigny-Croix
Barryland
Barryland
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
The Gorges of Durnand
The Gorges of Durnand
La Bâtiaz Castle
La Bâtiaz Castle
The Trient Gorge
The Trient Gorge
Musée de la Fausse Monnaie
Musée de la Fausse Monnaie
Vigne et Passerelle à Farinet
Vigne et Passerelle à Farinet
Lucky-Luke Treasure Hunt
Lucky-Luke Treasure Hunt
Pumptrack Nendaz
Pumptrack Nendaz
Cow Fighting Competitions
Cow Fighting Competitions
Valère and Tourbillon
Valère and Tourbillon
Pumptrack Anzère
Pumptrack Anzère
Irrigation Channel Museum
Irrigation Channel Museum
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard
Pumptrack Alaïa Chalet
Pumptrack Alaïa Chalet
Val de Réchy
Val de Réchy
Abenteuerpark Fun Forest Crans-Montana
Abenteuerpark Fun Forest Crans-Montana
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
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Swimming

Thermal Baths Ovronnaz
Thermal Baths Ovronnaz
Bains de Saillon
Bains de Saillon
Outdoor pool in Nendaz
Outdoor pool in Nendaz
Indoor swimming pool de l'Ancien Stand Sion
Indoor swimming pool de l'Ancien Stand Sion
Outdoor pool Blancherie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Blancherie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Sitterie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Sitterie in Sitten
Bains d'Anzère
Bains d'Anzère
Municipal swimming pool in Grône
Municipal swimming pool in Grône
"Guillamo" indoor swimming pool in Siders
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
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Signalization

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