Change in format and location for the 2019 event
The event will be a group ride. Please ensure you have the correct bike set-up. We strongly recommend 28mm tyres and above.
The ride will not be:
With the emergence of gravel riding, we thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase the wide diversity of riding in the Val de Bagnes region, using the smooth descents on tarmac and the climbing on the numerous quiet gravel roads that zig zag through the fields and forests throughout the area.
REGISTRATION: This year we will ask a small entry fee of 30chf. This can be paid on arrival.
This will include:
- Coffee & Croissiant on arrival.
- Pasta & Beer
- Sponsor protein
Saturday 14 September 2019
09.00 -Join us at Üna Lodge, Le Châble for final inscriptions 30chf, complimentary coffee & final bike check (we strongly recommend a bike service before the day. See Our Partners page for special discounts)
09.00 - Final safety briefing (all participants entering adhere to the rules of the road. They are not closed roads)
09.15 - START Üna Lodge, Le Châble
09.30 - Groups released at timed intervals
FINISH Croix de Coeur or Ruinettes. (caution on the descent)
15.00 - 18.00 - Pasta Party - La Brasserie du Châble
Address: Route de Mauvoisin 11, 1934 Bagnes
Le Chable lift station or opposite Üna Lodge, Le Châble
Address: Chemin de la Gare 1, 1934 Bagnes
* Timings may vary
** The event organisers have the right to postpone the event in the case of bad weather. Therefore it is important you register all your details including a contact number.
Please register using the link below.
L'équipe du Verbier Gravel Challenge.
Gravel climbs, road descents
To explore the stunning Val de Bagnes area
Experience more on your road bike away from the traffic climbing on quiet farm and forest gravel tracks
BIKE & EQUIPMENT
Bring your road, gravel or cross bike
The course has been ridden and recce’d on a road bike with 25cc tyres
We recommend 25cc or above. You can also buy gravel specific tyres which are a bit more durable and resistance to puncturing than racing tyres. Maybe leave the carbon rims at home!
You will need spare inner tubes and be able to change punctures
PLEASE CHECK OUR PARTNERS PAGE FOR SPECIAL OFFERS ON BIKE SERVICES & BUYING GRAVEL TYRES
PARCOURS / THE ROUTE
3600 metres of vertical ascent
Download the route here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15562064
The Gravel climbs
Le Châble to Route du Soleil
Versegères to Bruson La Côt
Vollèges to Col du Tronc Col du Lein
La Tzoumaz to Croix de Coeur Summit finish
Start Verbier. Finish Croix de Coeur. Pasta Party, Prizes & Drinks at Carrefour Restaurant