Technical control


Friday, August 18 2023, from 14 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Sion, Place de la Planta (for all participants)

NEW 2023 

The technical control of the bikes is no longer mandatory for the participants.
However, it remains strongly recommended.


  • The validation form is no longer mandatory to get your number the day before the race in Sion.
  • The Check-Point partner stores will continue to check the bikes for those who wish to do so and will receive the official stickers of the Grand Raid BCVS.
  • A technical station and our mechanics will be present in Sion to do a last check and/or change last minute parts.
  • Race numbers will be distributed the day before the race in Sion.

The technical assistance present on the race during the race is maintained and remains unchanged.


Shops partners check-point


These stores check the safety of your bike.

We strongly recommend you take a look at this list in order to maximize your chances by riding on a bike.

Do you have a bike shop and are interested in becoming Check Point Partners of the Grand Raid BCVS ?

Please contact us at :

Check Point Partners Valais

Volts & ValléesCharrat
Bike'N JoyMartigny
Bike Evasion SportsSaxon
Big FriendsBrig-Naters
Check-point SAMartigny
Cycles FerreroSion
Cyclone SportsSavièse
Fatal BikeMonthey
Garage de ChironVétroz
Happy SportLe Châble
La Roue tourneSembrancher
Médran SportsVerbier
Neige AventureNendaz
Passione SportivaFully
Crazy CornerAnzère
Do-Sports Grimentz

Check Point Partners Fribourg

Check Point Partners Neuchâtel

Passion VéloChaux-de-Fonds
La Bicycletterie Peseux
Cycles Prof LuthiSt-Blaise
Frenetic BikesBevaix
Sudero CyclesLe Landeron
Zanetta SportsColombier
Gerald Rochat Cycles & MotosLe Sentier
Bike Point City Green SarlFleurier
Le VélotierCouvet
Seven Sports SALa Chaux-de-Fonds
Dubraquet Sàrl La Chaux-de-Fonds

Check Point Partners Jura

Nom Lieu
Cycles RefoussPorrentruy
Joliat CyclesCourtételle
Joris Boillat&CyclesLe Noirmont
Bicycleddy SarlDelémont
Bike InvadaCharmoille
E-space vélos JuraDevelier
La forge ô véloSaignelégier
Toride CyclesCorban

Check Point Partners Berne

Alouettes CyclesBévilard
Big Friends AGThoune
Garage Vuillemier SarlTavannes

Check Point Partners Genève

Check Point Partners in Europe

Velovita Rad SportWeissenburg, BayernAllemagne
Adrian's bikeNivelle, WallonieBelgique
Cycles WheelCrémieux, IsèreFrance

Departure times / Bibs

Verbier - Grimentz
Dossards 1 - 1900Départ 6h30
Nendaz - Grimentz
Dossards 2000Départ 6h30
Hérémence - Grimentz
Dossards 3000 - 4000Départ 6h15
Dossards 5000Départ 6h30
Evolène - Grimentz
Dossards 7000Départ 7h30
Evolène Short + Gravel
Dossards 6000Départ 7h45
e-Bike Verbier Départ 6h30 - après le départ officiel
e-Bike Nendaz Départ 6h30 - après le départ officiel
e-Bike Hérémence Départ 6h45
e-Bike Evolène Départ 7h45
Nax e-Raid OIKEN de 10h00 à 10h30

Neutralization – schedules


Runners who have not passed the control crossing points on the race will be neutralized for safety reasons.

VeysonnazHérémenceMandelonÉvolèneEisonLa Vieille
11h0011h3013h0014h0015h00 *16h00 *

The organization retains the right to change the neutralization hours according to weather conditions and for the necessity of the event in case of major force.


During this 32nd edition, the Le Châble – Verbier cable car is open from 5:15 to 23:50

Price of the race : CHF 6.00 / CHF 3.00 half price

More info: Verbier 4Vallée

Car Postal

To enjoy your Grand Raid BCVS race, use special transport by bus!

CarPostal, the official transport, mobilizes important resources to transport the runners and their equipment in optimal conditions. Large trailers repatriate VTT safely, without disassembly. Protective cartons are added between each bike. Despite all these measures, CarPostal doesn’t accept any responsibility for damages or bicycle thefts.

All packages include bicycles and personal equipment transport.

So don’t hesitate to take out one of the transport packages, payable at the same time as the registration.

Departure times – Postal Car


Friday, August 19, 2022

Departure by bus to Verbier: Stade de Tourbillon, Rue des Echutes, Sion.


Sion’s timetable at departures

Bus departures: Tourbillon Stadium, Rue des Echutes, Sion.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Sion - HérémenceSion - NendazSion - Evolène Nax e-Raid

Regular Bus Postal schedules

Bus departures: Sion station


Schedules / Return to Grimentz

Evolène -GrimentzHérémence - GrimentzSt-Martin - Grimentz
Dès 14h00Dès 12h30Dès 17h30
Départ lorsque le bus est complet.

Warning : these schedules are indicative and can be changed! Buses don’t leave
Grimentz only when enough passengers are on board.


Schedules / Grimentz in Sion and strating point

Grimentz - SionGrimentz - Verbier
Dès 15h00
Selon remplissage du bus
Dès 17h30
Selon remplissage du bus
Dernier départ
Dernier départ

Warning : these schedules are indicative and can be changed! Buses don’t leave
Grimentz only when enough passengers are on board.



Au départ samedi matin et retour à Sion

CHF 50.-

Aller simple samedi Nax, Evolène, Hérémence, Nendaz

CHF 22.-

Samedi transport retour de Grimentz à Sion

CHF 40.-

Samedi transport retour de Grimentz à Verbier

CHF 40.-



On the race, you will find several refuelling stations including :

Barres céréalesCitronsBoisson Isotonique
Barres énergétiquesOrangesEau
PainKiwisThé froid
FromagePommesCoca Cola



Accommodation Grand Raid BCVS

  • The BIG RIDE concept is propose special offers including the overnight stay with half board and pedestrian pass for lifts for a special price. More info and booking
  • Hotel Le Chamois sets up a great offer with breakfast served at the desired time for 80.-CHF in a single room and 160.-CHF in a a double room. More info and booking
  • Mont Fort Swiss lodge is located in the Châble, in the cable car building that takes you to Verbier. More info and booking
  • Chateau Swiss SA offers several accommodation options in Verbier (hotels, chalets, apartments, etc.) from CHF 100.- per person. Contact: / ’41 27 565 40 83.
  • Camping: You can find the Champsec and Sembrancher campsites in the region. A few places are allowed next to the cabin cable’s parking of the Châble (Pl. de Téléverbier)

From 1st June to 31st october, spend 1 night in the destination Verbier-Val de Bagnes-La Tzoumaz and enjoy multiple activities.

More information on the website of the tourist office of Verbier.


Nendaz offers accommodation from the guest room to the four-star hotel to spend a nice night before the departure of the Grand Raid.

Nendaz Tourism will inform you about the possibilities offered to you.

Nendaz Tourism

Rte de la Télécabine 1

1997 Haute-Nendaz

Phone : 027 289 55 89


Heremence is 25 minutes from Sion, the capital of Valais where there are many accomodation options and from where buses organised by the Grand Raid BCVS depart to get to the start of the race on Saturday morning.

  • Civil Protection Shelter in Hermence village. Book a bed – breakfast with the tourist office Hérémence for the modest sum of 20.- CHF.

Booking OT Heremence: or +41 27 281 15 33

More information: Tourist Office HérémenceCOMMUNE-HEREMENCE. CH


Evolene, start village and elected the most beautiful village in Swiss Romandie, its authenticity, its traditions, its gastronomy, welcomes you with joy during the Grand Raid.

You will have an opportunity to spent a beautiful night in the accommodation of the region before the adventure.

  • Hotel Ibisoffers BCVS Grand Raid riders a 10% discount on the night and breakfast on presentation of the race number.
  • The hôtel Eliteoffers a preferential rate for the nights of August 21-22 during the BCVS Grand Raid. . The breakfast costs CHF 13.-
  • The city of Sion offers a multitude ofhotelsand campsitesaccording to your budget.

Plus d’informations sur le site de l’office du tourisme de Sion.

Sion Région:


  • La Grande Maison est une boutique-hôtel romantique et de charme, restaurant & théâtre à Chandoline, Savièse

From 26 May to 6 November 2022, anyone who stays in Anniviers in commercially-rented accommodation (hotel, auberge, gîte, cabin, etc.) or a holiday home receives a pass that provides free access/or with a 50% discount to various transport and leisure facilities, and some visitor attractions.  More informations:  Val d’Anniviers.

Transport de bagages


Les bagages et affaires personnelles munis d’une étiquette comportant le numéro de votre dossard, seront entreposés dans un bus sur le lieu de départ, puis amenés à Grimentz à côté du parc à vélo. Bags are stored by starting point.

Le comité d’organisation n’est en aucun cas responsable des pertes ou des vols de vos affaires personnelles.

Objets perdus: veuillez contacter le bureau du Grand Raid BCVS quelques jours après la course ou éventuellement l’Office du Tourisme de Grimentz.

Grand Raid BCVS