41 Valais Alpine Bike
41 Valais Alpine Bike

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Valais Alpine Bike

Stage 6, Blatten (Lötschental)–Wiler–Lauchernalp–Leuk–Sierre

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Valais Alpine Bike

The last stage of the Valais Alpine Bike leads through the magical Lötschental (Lötschen Valley). With the Bietschhorn in plain sight, the route leads on flowing bike trails through the forest, across meadows and through villages. After a stop in the historic town of Leuk, the final section explores the sunny vineyards of the Rhone Valley. The tour ends in Siders
The stage begins with a mountain bike ride to Wiler, followed by a cable-car journey to Lauchernalp. Those who want to warm up their legs can pedal uphill using their own muscle power. Either way: arriving at the top, make sure you take in the views of the towering Bietschhorn before the day's thrilling part begins. The Bietschhorn Bike Trail is a flowing, relatively flat high-altitude route past several of the Lötschental's lovely Alpine hamlets. Even before Faldumalp, the beautiful "Maria zum Schnee" wooden chapel catches the eye, proudly standing in front of the Bietschhorn and above the Lötschental. From here, the view extends across the entire valley, from the reservoir all the way to the Lötschenlücke. A photo stop is well worth it before the route gets more strenuous again.

Next comes a climb over the tour's highest point at 2,250 metres to Oberi Meiggu. Here, the trail gets steep and a bit more technical before dipping into the forest. At Underi Meiggu, the terrain levels off again. Following a section across open meadows, you ride at level height towards Rüezilöiwinu, smoothly up and down through the forest and some meadows above Jeizinen. Continue on your way to Engersch, past Erschmatt with its rye museum, and through Feschel with its protected village centre.

The descent starts at Guttet. Easy to spot on the way: the massive, round parabolic mirrors of the Brentjong satellite radio station and the tour's next stop. The town hall and the castle with its glass dome designed by Mario Botta are impressive. Along the sunny slopes of the Rhone Valley, you pass through the two vine-growing villages of Varen and Salgesch. The tour ends in sunny Siders, surrounded by vineyards.
The last stage of the Valais Alpine Bike leads through the magical Lötschental (Lötschen Valley). With the Bietschhorn in plain sight, the route leads on flowing bike trails through the forest, across meadows and through villages. After a stop in the historic town of Leuk, the final section explores the sunny vineyards of the Rhone Valley. The tour ends in Siders
The stage begins with a mountain bike ride to Wiler, followed by a cable-car journey to Lauchernalp. Those who want to warm up their legs can pedal uphill using their own muscle power. Either way: arriving at the top, make sure you take in the views of the towering Bietschhorn before the day's thrilling part begins. The Bietschhorn Bike Trail is a flowing, relatively flat high-altitude route past several of the Lötschental's lovely Alpine hamlets. Even before Faldumalp, the beautiful "Maria zum Schnee" wooden chapel catches the eye, proudly standing in front of the Bietschhorn and above the Lötschental. From here, the view extends across the entire valley, from the reservoir all the way to the Lötschenlücke. A photo stop is well worth it before the route gets more strenuous again.

Next comes a climb over the tour's highest point at 2,250 metres to Oberi Meiggu. Here, the trail gets steep and a bit more technical before dipping into the forest. At Underi Meiggu, the terrain levels off again. Following a section across open meadows, you ride at level height towards Rüezilöiwinu, smoothly up and down through the forest and some meadows above Jeizinen. Continue on your way to Engersch, past Erschmatt with its rye museum, and through Feschel with its protected village centre.

The descent starts at Guttet. Easy to spot on the way: the massive, round parabolic mirrors of the Brentjong satellite radio station and the tour's next stop. The town hall and the castle with its glass dome designed by Mario Botta are impressive. Along the sunny slopes of the Rhone Valley, you pass through the two vine-growing villages of Varen and Salgesch. The tour ends in sunny Siders, surrounded by vineyards.
46 km
Asphalted: 17 km
Natural surface: 29 km
of which Singletrail: 16 km
1250 m | 2800 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Blatten (Lötschen), Dorf
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Public transport section Lauchernalp
The section between Wiler (Lötschen) (Talstation) and Lauchernalp is travelled by aerial cableway and is not signalled.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sierre/Siders
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Services

Accommodation

B & B La Forge de Diogne
B & B La Forge de Diogne
Crans-Montana
Schlosshotel Leuk
Schlosshotel Leuk
Leuk Stadt
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Susten
Silencehotel Edelweiss
Silencehotel Edelweiss
Blatten (Lötschen)
Hotel Fafleralp - Swisslodge
Hotel Fafleralp - Swisslodge
Fafleralp
B&B zum Schleif
B&B zum Schleif
Varen
Le gîte de Briey
Le gîte de Briey
Chalais
Castel de Daval
Castel de Daval
Sierre
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Bookable offers

41 Valais Alpine Bike
41 Valais Alpine Bike
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Places

Leuk
Leuk
Gampel
Gampel
Lauchernalp
Lauchernalp
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
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Places of interest

Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Pumptrack Steg
Pumptrack Steg
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
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Swimming

"Guillamo" indoor swimming pool in Siders
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
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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