Tour of the Printse - Pro rider
MTB & E-bike
The Pro Rider version of the Tour of the Printse proposes to visit the resorts of Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Les Collons and Thyon. From Nendaz to Les Collons via Veysonnaz, the route is identical to that of the Grand Raid BCVs, the famous mountain bike race. Once you arrive in Thyon, the return trip is via the mountain pastures to Siviez. Then back to Nendaz via Sofleu and Pracondu. Unlike the Easy Rider version, this tour avoids using the ski lifts.
- Accessible by public transport
- Panorama / belvedere
Leave from the sports centre in Haute-Nendaz and follow the Mountain Bike signposts numbers 43, Grand Raid, 43 and 126 in this order.
Ride towards the roundabout and ride uphill towards the bend at the Déserteur. Take the route des Argeys on the left. At the junction with the Route de Siviez, ride uphill few minutes until you find the chemin de la Forêt below the main road. Continue towards Saclentse. Cross the village and turn right towards 'Secteur Veysonnaz' in the middle of the hairpin bend.
Continue along the dirt and gravel road until you reach the pont de la Scie (bridge), cross it and ride up the steep branch of the track to the left. At the junction follow the road downhill until you reach Plan Désert. Ride along this road for a few minutes until you reach a road going off to the right signposted once again 'Secteur Veysonnaz'. Continue along this road which then turns into a forestry track. You pass in front of the gîte de la Djette. Continue on this track until you reach a hairpin bend where you leave the forestry track to take a path going off into the forest on your left. Follow this path until you reach Verrey.
Cross this rustic little hamlet and continue towards Veysonnaz. Go the the bottom of the Veysonnaz gondola and continue along the route des Mayens then the forestry road towards les Collons. Then follow the signposts for Thyon. Go towards la Combire and continue along the forestry track to the Restaurant des Chottes. Ride downhill towards Siviez via the Chottes de Novelly (cow sheds).
Follow the main road for a few hundred metres after the restaurant des Bergers then, on the left branch off along the forestry track of l'Aplanie. Continue towards Pracondu. After the forestry commissions's offices, go straight on towards the resort. You then arrive at the Tracouet gondola arrival station.