173 Val d'Anniviers Weisshorn Bike
173 Val d'Anniviers Weisshorn Bike

Mountainbiking

Val d'Anniviers Bike Planet Tour

Val d'Anniviers Bike Planet Tour

St-Luc–St-Luc

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Val d'Anniviers Bike Planet Tour

Val d'Anniviers Bike Planet Tour

Rustic Hotel Weisshorn sits on an outcrop high above Val d’Anniviers. The mountain inn marks the end of the tour with a backdrop of the most impressive peaks in the Valais.
The panoramic view from the Hotel Weisshorn is simply breathtaking. From the terrace of the over 130-year-old mountain inn, it stretches from the Weisshorn to the Zinalrothorn, the Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn, all the way to Mont Blanc. By the way, the homemade blueberry cake in the hotel is almost as spectacular – and not to be missed when you visit the Hotel Weisshorn.

The best way for mountain bikers to reach the legendary inn starts from St-Luc. On a gravel road you climb up to Tignousa, the mountain station of the funicular which also carries mountain bikes. Close by the funicular station is the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory. Continue along the Planet Path to Alp Chiesso and then climb an increasingly steep road up to the Hotel Weisshorn.

For the descent back to St-Luc, follow the same way you came until you reach Chiesso, then take a left to a wonderful single trail. Later, all you have to do is coast along smooth forest roads back to where you started.

The tour is more difficult and exciting in the other direction. For the descent from Tignousa to St-Luc you take one of the routes of the St-Luc bike park, specially built for mountain bikers. In addition to a challenging downhill route, you also have the choice of an easy and a moderate single trail option.
Rustic Hotel Weisshorn sits on an outcrop high above Val d’Anniviers. The mountain inn marks the end of the tour with a backdrop of the most impressive peaks in the Valais.
The panoramic view from the Hotel Weisshorn is simply breathtaking. From the terrace of the over 130-year-old mountain inn, it stretches from the Weisshorn to the Zinalrothorn, the Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn, all the way to Mont Blanc. By the way, the homemade blueberry cake in the hotel is almost as spectacular – and not to be missed when you visit the Hotel Weisshorn.

The best way for mountain bikers to reach the legendary inn starts from St-Luc. On a gravel road you climb up to Tignousa, the mountain station of the funicular which also carries mountain bikes. Close by the funicular station is the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory. Continue along the Planet Path to Alp Chiesso and then climb an increasingly steep road up to the Hotel Weisshorn.

For the descent back to St-Luc, follow the same way you came until you reach Chiesso, then take a left to a wonderful single trail. Later, all you have to do is coast along smooth forest roads back to where you started.

The tour is more difficult and exciting in the other direction. For the descent from Tignousa to St-Luc you take one of the routes of the St-Luc bike park, specially built for mountain bikers. In addition to a challenging downhill route, you also have the choice of an easy and a moderate single trail option.
25 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 6 km
Natural surface: 19 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
910 m | 910 m
easy | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St-Luc, poste
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: St-Luc – Tignousa – Hôtel du Weisshorn – Copaté – St-Luc

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Saving metres in altitude Tignousa
There is a a funicular railway between St-Luc (Tignousa) and Tignousa that saves about 500 metres in altitude.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St-Luc, poste
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Sierre-Anniviers Marketing
Techno-pôle 1
3960 Sierre
Tel. +41 (0)27 451 71 10
info@sierre-anniviers.ch
www.sierre-anniviers.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Bella Tola & St-Luc
Hotel Bella Tola & St-Luc
St-Luc
Immobilia Grimentz
Immobilia Grimentz
Grimentz
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Places

Grimentz / St-Jean
Grimentz / St-Jean
St-Luc
St-Luc
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Places of interest

Bikepark St-Luc
Bikepark St-Luc
Chemin des planètes
Chemin des planètes
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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