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Chemin du Grand Bisse de Vex

Les Mayens-de-Sion–Les Mayens-de-Sion

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In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.

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This tour leads along the striking River Bisse through the heart of a beautiful forest dense with larch and spruce. The views of the fabulous mountain world are simply captivating.
The tour starts in Les-Mayens-de Sion, where you are soon on an easy path in magnificent airy forest. The historic River Bisse serves to irrigate the valley and is your faithful companion along the way. The path is lined by imposing spruce and larch which are particularly impressive testaments to time.

The route leads through the idyllic region above the valley. The beauty of the forest is not restricted to any one season. The tiny glades found from time to time, the pleasant silence of the forest and sudden open views of the wide valley floor with breathtaking mountain scenery in the background will bewitch every nature lover.

The path is mostly wide and repeatedly offers secluded picnic areas with splendid views, inviting you to take a break. Along the way you can also discover objects of art that are an exciting feature in the natural world. This relaxing idyll lasts the whole way back to Les-Mayens-de Sion.
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Length:
5 km
Hiking time:
Les Mayens-de-Sion–Les Mayens-de-Sion: 1 h 10 min
 
Les Mayens-de-Sion–Les Mayens-de-Sion: 1 h 10 min
Requirements:
easy (for wheelchair users)
Conditions:
easy (for wheelchair users)
Height difference:
Les Mayens-de-Sion–Les Mayens-de-Sion: 21 m
Les Mayens-de-Sion–Les Mayens-de-Sion: 21 m

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Arrival / return travel Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest
 
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The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility in the right-hand column are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.mis-ch.ch or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Barrier-free arrival / public transport
 
Arrival from Sion support railway station is by postbus. This is equipped with a lift that must be operated by the chauffeur. Bookings for the bus must be made by the previous day, at Tel.+41 (0)58 386 95 00. The Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest bus stop should be chosen because leaving the bus there can be made without a cross fall.
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Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
 
There are parking spaces at the Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest bus stop. However, none are specifically marked for wheelchair users.
km0 - km0.9
km0 - km0.9
 
From the bus stop, the route leads east towards houses that are visible from this point. The first few metres are on tarmac followed by a good unsurfaced path.
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Rest area
 
You pass a picnic area with tables that are also suitable for wheelchair users, with an underside clearance of 75cm. The approaches from both sides have 10m sections with 10% uphill and downhill gradients respectively.
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Restaurant Café du Bisse
Restaurant Café du Bisse
 
The Restaurant Café du Bisse has a beautiful terrace, ideal in good weather. The entrance has a double door with a width of 117cm when both wings are opened. There is a 7cm step down at the entrance. The WCs are not adapted for wheelchair users.
Restaurant Café du Bisse
1992 Mayens-de-Sion
Tel. +41 (0)27 207 36 96
km0.9 - km1.4
km0.9 - km1.4
 
From km0.9 - km1.4, the first few metres of the route are on an easily negotiable gravel path. The rest of the route is on tarmac. A traverse with wheel ruts in the upper section is found at km0.9. This has a 7% downhill gradient for a few metres.
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Restaurant Relais des Mayens de Sion
Restaurant Relais des Mayens de Sion
 
The Restaurant Relais des Mayens de Sion is located directly on the route at km1.3. There is a 9cm step at the entrance followed by a 3cm step at the door. The entrance door is 92cm wide. The restaurant has no wheelchair-accessible WC.
Restaurant Relais des Mayens de Sion
1992 Mayens-de-Sion
Tel. +41 (0)27 207 28 72
Fax. +41 (0)27 207 28 62
relais@bluewin.ch
http://www.mayensdesion.ch
km1.4 - km2.8
km1.4 - km2.8
 
The route leads back the same way to the Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest bus stop.
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km2.8 - km3.8
km2.8 - km3.8
 
From the Les Mayens-de-Sion bus stop, the route leads west along the road in the opposite direction. There is no pedestrian crossing, however, visibility is good and crossing presents no problems. After the road follows a short descent of 7% over 5m. The unsurfaced stretch of this section is easily negotiable. There is a rest area with a table adapted for wheelchairs, underside height 75 cm.
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km3.8 - km4.8
km3.8 - km4.8
 
This section of the route leads back the same way to the Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest bus stop.
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Barrier-free return journey / public transport
 
Fom the Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest bus stop, the return to the Sion support railway station is made by a postbus with lift. Bookings for the bus must be made by the previous day at Tel.+41 (0)58 386 95 00.
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Arrival / return travel Les Mayens-de-Sion, Ouest
 
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Mobility International Schweiz MIS
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 212 67 40
info@mis-ch.ch
http://www.mis-ch.ch
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