Monthey, the capital and economic most important city of the region, is a municipality in Valais with 18,000 inhabitants, which offers a wide range of cultural, sporting and festive activities. Ideally situated between the lake and the mountains, its territory extends from 405 to 2065 m. above sea level and offers its inhabitants and visitors an ideal playground for hiking, skiing, running and cycling. As the gate to the ski area “Portes du Soleil”, Monthey also offers a range of activities for a city in a mountain region. The town is further known for its rich cultural scene and a rich and varied calendar of events.
“Monthey is a festive town by definition and is delighted to be able to host the start of the legendary Tour de Suisse for its inhabitants and fans of the discipline. Our municipality offers a wide territory for the practice of two-wheelers, whether on the plains or on our mountain roads. This event will encourage everyone to practice this sport and will offer spectators as many thrills as lasting memories.” Stéphane Coppey, President of the City of Monthey .