Biking buffs head to Champex this weekend!
Champex is known for its beautiful scenery and is a great spot for sports enthusiasts. Whether it’s a stroll around the lake, hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc or paddle boarding, there’s something for everyone. Champex also attracts many bikers who love the challenge of the steep climb. On Saturday July 20th, the Italian “Tour du Val d’Aosta” will include an entirely Swiss stage and pass through Champex! This bike race is reserved for bikers under 23 years old who are part of the UCI Continental circuit. The bikers start in Orsières at 11h30 and are expected to pass through Champex at 11h45.
Following this Italian bike race is the 5th annual IAM Challenge, open to the public. It makes its ascent to Champex from the other side of the mountain - Bovernier. It’s a 12 km ride - short but steep, climbing 844 meters. For children there’s a shorter race, from Champex d’en Bas, covering a distance of 3.5 km. Both races are free for participants.
The shop will be open all day to welcome visitors coming to watch or participate in these events!
For more info on these events check out the Champex tourist office.