Alpiq and Grand Raid suit each other well, as the race route passes straight through the Valais Alps, where our hydroelectric power stations are situated. The "Challenge Alpiq" category is also an ideal match for the Grand Raid, as it symbolises the team spirit that is also evident between the hydroelectric power stations' local regions and Alpiq.
In 2014, the organisers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this biking classic. The 10 municipalities, through which the race route passes, are celebrating this anniversary with unique fountains, specially designed for the Grand Raid. Alpiq has gladly participated, as one of the sponsors. The granite basin reflects the natural forces of the landscape, and the vertical metal plate shows us the race route's elevation chart. The plate is installed in such a way that the fountain can also be used as a seat. These fountains offer a chance to rest, where the approximately 3000 Grand Raid bikers can refresh themselves.