Animations 2018

Animations linked to cycling

Gerry Oulevay

In 2010, returning from Travel, Gerry continues to dream of cycling… During his journey he became aware of the impact of this means of locomotion that sensitized and brought people together with a simple pedal stroke. In India, he saw men pedaling from village to village with modified bycicles, to which was added a grinding wheel to sharpen different blades. This is where the idea of using the energy of the bike came from. And it was by seeing the pleasure he could read in the children’s eyes when they ate a barbapapa that he had the idea to bind his two passions. Meaning putting a barbapapa machine on a bike, it changed the manufacture and consumption of this candy and made it become more “slow”. The younger and older ones pedal to make their barbapapi and yes it works !


Each summer, Valaisroule provides high-quality bikes free of charge to tourists and the local population. Our hire stations are located in busy areas in the Rhone valley between Brig and Le Bouveret.
With more than 450 bikes available to hire for a total of approximately 11,000 excursions per seanson, Valaisroule offers a unique experience in Valais.
We have been helping to expand the range of tourism services in Upper and Lower Valais since 2009, with the aim of helping people back into work.
As part of the 200th anniversary of Valais’s accession to the Swiss Confederation, Valaisroule was awarded the tourist label “Valais/Wallis 2015” for its high quality service.
The award recognises our work over the years as well as the implementation of an idea that unites fundamental values suche as responsiblity, freedom, health and mobility. The regionally oriented and representative marketing campaing “experience the Valais while cycling”.

Pro Vélo Valais

Safeguarding cyclists’ interests in Valalais is handled by the association PRO VELO Valais, which is primarly committed to promoting the use of bycicles on a daily basis. To do this, PRO VELO Valais acts as a lobby for soft mobility in the development of agglomeration policies.
For children and young people in formation, promoting cycling is one of the main objectives of PRO VELO. The association has the goal of reversing the trend that is emerging, a declining proportion of young people who travel by bicycle.

In order to give yougnsters a taste of cycling, the PRO VELO Valais instructors will propose a whole serie of fun activities on the Emosson dam! These courses are for children and adults.

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Kindergarten Finhaut “Les Raz-moquette”

Musical animations

Paul Mac Bonvin

The Valaisan singer and musician Paul Mac Bonvin is one of Switzerland’s leading figures of Country music in Switzerland. Based in Switzerland, the group runs shows regularly throughout Europe; his repertoire varies from Country to Rock’n’Roll; he has as his assets about ten albums.
Also ambassador of ELA Switzerland, he very kindly accepted to participate in the Désalpe Reichenbach event.
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The School of jazz and current music (EJMA)

The EJMA-Valais will do us the honor to come and perform at the Désalpe Reichenbach on September 16th.
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Animations Vallée du Trient

Discover three unique rail attractions

VerticAlp Emosson brings you from Châtelard, a village situated in the Trient Valley, in the heart of the “Espace Mont Blanc”, to the crowning of the Emosson dam, the second largest water reservoir in Switzerland. In less than an hour, and thanks to three rail installations forming an extraordinary tourist park, you will disembark at 1’965 above sea level, facing the grandiose panorama of the mythical Mont-Blanc. On  site, you can take one of the many marked trails leading to the Old Emosson dam, in the dinosaurs’ footsteps or simply enjoy the scenery and remarkable natural site. 

Make a trip by train and discover the Trient Valley 

Thanks to the Martigny Region Trains (TMR), participants and accompanying persons have the possibility to leave their vehicle in Martigny or Vernayaz and discover the Trient Valley aboard the Mont Blanc Express. Prepare yourself for an exceptional journey in one of the most beautiful valley of Canton du Valais. More information on

Visite of Emosson Dam

Discover the Emosson Dam on September 16, 2018, you benefit from special rates! The visits last about 1 hour. Warm clothing and good shoes are recommended. Booking and departures of visits at the Finhaut Tourist Office on the day to the race at 11h, 12h, 13h, 14h, 15h, 16h and 17h.  

Adults from 16 years old: 10 CHF

Students/AV:  8 CHF

Children from 6 to 15 years old: 6 CHF

Children under 6 years old are prohibited.

Groups of 15 people maximum.