115 Dala Kultur Bike
115 Dala Kultur Bike

Mountainbiking

Dala Kultur Bike

Dala Kultur Bike

Leukerbad–Inden–Varen–Leuk

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Dala Kultur Bike

Dala Kultur Bike

Culturally and historically interesting beginner's tour from Leukerbad to Leuk/Susten. On part of the way, you follow the disused route of the electric rack railway from Leuk to Leukerbad. Along the way: a restored lime kiln, a historic section of the trail at the via ferrata near Varen, and the winegrowers‘ village of Varen.
From Leukerbad, the trail leads out of the Dala valley across meadows and pastures, later through wooded areas. The massive rock arena is always in view. You continue partly straight ahead, then leisurely downhill to Inden. The path is always wide, clear and without major technical obstacles. Part of it follows the now disused 10.4-kilometre rack railway which connected the Rhone valley with Leukerbad between 1915 and 1967. As the track was partly laid on the road, the railway eventually became a traffic obstacle for cars and was replaced by buses.

The former lime kiln in the forest shortly after Inden is also disused. It is a witness to the importance of lime as a traditional building material. Below the village, another steep rock face - the Schattuflüe - has to be overcome on the impressive historical "Varnerleitern" trail section. For centuries, these ladder paths were the only way to conquer the over one hundred metre high rock sections. Today, two metal ladders are used as via ferratas.

Now the view widens as the Rhone valley reveals itself in its full width. Along an extensive dry slope, the somewhat narrower, enchanted trail gradually descends to Varen which is situated on the terrace of the Pfyn-Finges nature park. Above Varen, the view sweeps over terraced vineyards into the faraway lower Valais. The trail then takes you back to Leuk, and from there down to the Susten train station. This easy tour is also well-suited for children over the age of ten. In the opposite direction, it is suitable for e-bikes.
Culturally and historically interesting beginner's tour from Leukerbad to Leuk/Susten. On part of the way, you follow the disused route of the electric rack railway from Leuk to Leukerbad. Along the way: a restored lime kiln, a historic section of the trail at the via ferrata near Varen, and the winegrowers‘ village of Varen.
From Leukerbad, the trail leads out of the Dala valley across meadows and pastures, later through wooded areas. The massive rock arena is always in view. You continue partly straight ahead, then leisurely downhill to Inden. The path is always wide, clear and without major technical obstacles. Part of it follows the now disused 10.4-kilometre rack railway which connected the Rhone valley with Leukerbad between 1915 and 1967. As the track was partly laid on the road, the railway eventually became a traffic obstacle for cars and was replaced by buses.

The former lime kiln in the forest shortly after Inden is also disused. It is a witness to the importance of lime as a traditional building material. Below the village, another steep rock face - the Schattuflüe - has to be overcome on the impressive historical "Varnerleitern" trail section. For centuries, these ladder paths were the only way to conquer the over one hundred metre high rock sections. Today, two metal ladders are used as via ferratas.

Now the view widens as the Rhone valley reveals itself in its full width. Along an extensive dry slope, the somewhat narrower, enchanted trail gradually descends to Varen which is situated on the terrace of the Pfyn-Finges nature park. Above Varen, the view sweeps over terraced vineyards into the faraway lower Valais. The trail then takes you back to Leuk, and from there down to the Susten train station. This easy tour is also well-suited for children over the age of ten. In the opposite direction, it is suitable for e-bikes.
14 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 6 km
Natural surface: 8 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
260 m | 1000 m
easy | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Leukerbad, Busterminal
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Leukerbad – Leuk

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Push-only passage
Pushing passage at "Varnerleitern": steep ascent (23% over 250m) at the Varnerleitern (the bikes have to be pushed). Fall protection installed on the valley side (steel cable).

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Leuk
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Contact

Leukerbad Tourismus
My Leukerbad
Rathaus
3954 Leukerbad
Tel. +41 (0)27 472 71 71
info@leukerbad.ch
www.leukerbad.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Paradis
Hotel Paradis
Leukerbad
B&B zum Schleif
B&B zum Schleif
Varen
Schlosshotel Leuk
Schlosshotel Leuk
Leuk Stadt
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Susten
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Places

Leukerbad
Leukerbad
Leuk
Leuk
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Pumptrack & Skill-Area Leukerbad
Thermal canyon walk Dalaschlucht
Thermal canyon walk Dalaschlucht
Gemmipass
Gemmipass
Fixed-rope climbing route
Fixed-rope climbing route
Flowtrail Leukerbad
Flowtrail Leukerbad
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
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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