Valais Alpine Bike
Snow-white mountain peaks, sunny valleys and the idyllic Alps: there are countless reasons to visit...
Pure pleasure on Valais single trails
Snow-white mountain peaks, sunny valleys and the idyllic Alps: there are countless reasons to visit Valais, but the one that attracts bikers to the south of the Alps the most is the innumerable single trails. Starting from the thermal resort of Leukerbad, the Valais Bike takes you on wonderful trails down the flanks of the Rhône Valley to Gampel-Steg. From there you continue to Raron and take the cable car up to Unterbäch. Take a deep breath and brace yourself because the next day you’ll climb up to the imposing Moosalp before following a fast trail down to the Matter Valley. The picturesque Gibidum lake will tempt you to linger awhile, but the bike tour comes to an end shortly thereafter at the Stockalper Palace in Brig. Be it a valley or peak: this bike tour through Valais provides many good reasons for a second visit.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Crans-Montana
Enjoy the view of the highest peaks in the Valais and a walk on the high plateau of Crans-Montana.
Day 2: Crans-Montana - Leukerbad
The tour climbs relatively steadily at the beginning. The culmination is the Cabane de la Tièche, where a descent of more than 1,000 metres down to Leuk begins, speeding past a few Alps, before the descent at Varen leads through the vineyards and vines of the Rhône valley. Once in Leuk, the bus takes you up to Leukerbad.
Details: approx. 23 km (of which 8 km single trails), 730 m ascent, 1,580 m descent
Day 3: Leukerbad – Unterbäch
In the morning, take the cable car up to the Rinderhütte. Here, one of the most beautiful single trails in Switzerland awaits you with the Torrenttrail Bike. At Erschmatt you turn off and follow a challenging trail down into the Rhône valley. From Raron, the cable car takes you up to the next stage town of Unterbäch. If you can't get enough of Valais mountain air, you can add a few laps on the flow trail before descending to the valley.
Details: approx. 33 km (of which 15 km single trails), 530 m ascent, 2,230 m descent
Day 4: Unterbäch – Grächen
Take the chairlift up to Brandalp. From here, continue a steady up and down to Moosalp. Enjoy the view and take a well-deserved break. Don’t miss the legendary cream cake at the Moosalp restaurant. After that, it's time to get back in the saddle and tackle the descent to the Mattertal via the mountain village of Törbel and through the valley to Stalden. After this continue on the beautiful Matterhorn Valley Trail up through the Mattertal to St. Niklaus. From St. Niklaus, a bus will take you to Grächen, the destination of today's leg.
Details: approx. 32.5 km (of which 11 km single trail), 1,170 m ascent, 1,655 m descent
Day 5: Grächen – Brig
Follow the Mattsand Enduro Trail and the Matterhorn Valley Trail down to Kalpetran and on to Stalden in the valley. The cable car takes you up to Gspon after which a beautiful trail leads through the Sädol forest to the Gibidumpass. From here, a leisurely trail leads you down into the wild Nanztal valley. At Alp Nidristi you can take a short break before the final trail leads you to Brig.
Details: approx. 51 km (of which 18 km single trail), 890 m ascent, 2,900 m descent
Day 6: Brig – Blatten
Head to Wiler in the Lötschental by bus and train via Goppenstein. If you want to take it easy, take the cable car up to Lauchernalp or if you have enough strength in your legs, climb up a winding road to Hockenalp. The ride high above the Lötschental with a view of the Langgletscher glacier is marvelous, and the descent down to the valley makes you simply want more.
Details: approx. 16 km (of which 6 km single trail), 930 m ascent, 790 m descent
Day 7: Blatten – St-Luc
More Lötschental on the programme today. First a leisurely walk along the valley floor, then up to Lauchernalp by cable car. After the tough climb the day before, you have now almost overcome the biggest difference in altitude. The descent leads out of the Lötschental in constant ups and downs with magnificent views of the snow-covered Valais peaks. The descent begins from Alp Meiggu, leading down into the Rhône valley with occasional counter-ascents up to small hamlets. From Sierre, it’s a bus ride to St. Luc.
Details: approx. 46 km (of which 20 km single trail), 1,315 m ascent, 2,905 m descent
Day 8: St- Luc – Grimentz | Departure
Take the funicular up to Tignousa. From here, head high above the Val d'Anniviers to Zinal with a real highlight at the end of the tour. The cable car takes you up almost 2,700 metres to Sorebois and from here it's all downhill, past the Lac de Moiry reservoir to the small mountain village of Grimentz. After arriving in Grimentz, it’s a bus ride to Sierre, luggage pick-up and departure.
Details: approx. 29 km (of which 15 km single trail), 890 m ascent, 2,500 m descent
Type of tour
A lot of height is conquered by cable car, but there are still challenging climbs. Some of the descents are long, with over 1,000 metres of descent at a time on some days. Good basic fitness is required for this. The trails are also manageable for averagely experienced bikers and with E-MTBs.
7 nights accommodation with breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
Entrance to Alpentherme in Leukerbad (three hours)
Cable car rides as per the programme
Carefully detailed route description
Detailed travel documents (1 per room)
GPS data available
Visitor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the tour price
Optional cable car ride to Lauchernalp (CHF 12 per person with half-fare card, incl. bike).
Bus and train rides not included in the tour price (approx. CHF 40.- per person with half-fare card, incl. bike)
Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Crans-Montana: CHF 95 (per person in a double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 30
Grimentz: CHF 95 (per person in a double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 40
Bike hire option - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%
0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%