41 Valais Alpine Bike
41 Valais Alpine Bike

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Valais Alpine Bike

Stage 2, Leukerbad–Rinderhütte–Untere Feselalp–Erschmatt–Niedergampel–Raron–Unterbäch

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Valais Alpine Bike

This stage features a flowing single trail high above Leukerbad. The high-altitude route with spectacular views over the Rhone Valley and the Valais's 4,000-metre peaks explores idyllic Alpine scenery, mountain villages and cultural landscapes. The rocky descent from Erschmatt down to Gampel offers plenty of fun.
The day starts at a leisurely pace in Leukerbad: the Torrent cable car takes you up to the Rinderhütte at an altitude of over 2,300 metres. The riding fun begins right at the mountain station: a flowing single trail affording panoramic views of the Rhone Valley hugs the south side of the Torrenthorn. It is smooth to ride and never too steep. The traverse through the hamlets of Oberu and Bachalp is interspersed with a few ascents. The last and slightly steeper climb also runs on a gravel road up to Niwenalp, where the next trail to Feselalp starts.

While on the trails, make sure you take the time to enjoy the magnificent backdrop. Most of the Valais's 4000-metre peaks soar high above the opposite side of the valley – from Mont Blanc to Weissmies. Another place to relish the tour is at the restaurant Trächu Hittu, renovated in 2021, at Untere Feselalp – perfect for a refuelling break with a delicious Valais Platter or cheese speciality.

The route continues on another picture-perfect single trail: the descent into the Rhone Valley leads via z'Opmisch Hubel along the forest edge to Brentschen. At Erschmatt, you can learn more about the history and making of Valais "Roggubrot" (rye bread). After the village, a rocky but fun descent down to Niedergampel begins. Following an optional stop at the pump track in Steg, continue along the Rhone on relatively flat terrain. Your destination is the Rilke village of Raron, where the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke found his last resting place below the castle church.
This stage features a flowing single trail high above Leukerbad. The high-altitude route with spectacular views over the Rhone Valley and the Valais's 4,000-metre peaks explores idyllic Alpine scenery, mountain villages and cultural landscapes. The rocky descent from Erschmatt down to Gampel offers plenty of fun.
The day starts at a leisurely pace in Leukerbad: the Torrent cable car takes you up to the Rinderhütte at an altitude of over 2,300 metres. The riding fun begins right at the mountain station: a flowing single trail affording panoramic views of the Rhone Valley hugs the south side of the Torrenthorn. It is smooth to ride and never too steep. The traverse through the hamlets of Oberu and Bachalp is interspersed with a few ascents. The last and slightly steeper climb also runs on a gravel road up to Niwenalp, where the next trail to Feselalp starts.

While on the trails, make sure you take the time to enjoy the magnificent backdrop. Most of the Valais's 4000-metre peaks soar high above the opposite side of the valley – from Mont Blanc to Weissmies. Another place to relish the tour is at the restaurant Trächu Hittu, renovated in 2021, at Untere Feselalp – perfect for a refuelling break with a delicious Valais Platter or cheese speciality.

The route continues on another picture-perfect single trail: the descent into the Rhone Valley leads via z'Opmisch Hubel along the forest edge to Brentschen. At Erschmatt, you can learn more about the history and making of Valais "Roggubrot" (rye bread). After the village, a rocky but fun descent down to Niedergampel begins. Following an optional stop at the pump track in Steg, continue along the Rhone on relatively flat terrain. Your destination is the Rilke village of Raron, where the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke found his last resting place below the castle church.
33 km
Asphalted: 10 km
Natural surface: 23 km
of which Singletrail: 15 km
560 m | 2200 m
medium | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rinderhütte
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Public transport section Rinderhütte
The section between Leukerbad (Torrentbahn) and Rinderhütte is travelled by aerial cableway and is not signalled.
Public transport section Unterbäch
The section between Raron (Talstation Unterbäch) and Unterbäch (Bergstation) is travelled by aerial cableway and is not signalled.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Raron
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Services

Accommodation

Schlosshotel Leuk
Schlosshotel Leuk
Leuk Stadt
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Susten
Hotel Paradis
Hotel Paradis
Leukerbad
BnB & Bike Rental Eischoll
BnB & Bike Rental Eischoll
Eischoll
Sporthotel Walliserhof
Sporthotel Walliserhof
Unterbäch
Hotel Alpenhof Unterbäch
Hotel Alpenhof Unterbäch
Unterbäch VS
Hotel-Restaurant Ronalp
Hotel-Restaurant Ronalp
Bürchen
B&B zum Schleif
B&B zum Schleif
Varen
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Bookable offers

41 Valais Alpine Bike
41 Valais Alpine Bike
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Places

Leuk
Leuk
Leukerbad
Leukerbad
Raron
Raron
Bürchen and Unterbäch
Bürchen and Unterbäch
Gampel
Gampel
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Places of interest

Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Fixed-rope climbing route
Fixed-rope climbing route
Gemmipass
Gemmipass
Thermal canyon walk Dalaschlucht
Thermal canyon walk Dalaschlucht
Pumptrack & Skill-Area Leukerbad
Pumptrack & Skill-Area Leukerbad
Flowtrail Leukerbad
Flowtrail Leukerbad
Lufu-Trail
Lufu-Trail
Pumptrack Walliserhof
Pumptrack Walliserhof
Pumptrack Steg
Pumptrack Steg
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Swimming

The largest alpine thermal spa in Europ Leukerbad
The largest alpine thermal spa in Europ Leukerbad
Walliser Alpentherme Leukerbad
Walliser Alpentherme Leukerbad
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization