Mountain bike tours

Dala Bärgüf (Uphill)

Ausblick über Leuk-Stadt und die Rhonetal


With this uphill of 900 metres in altitude, our downhill-oriented routes can be extended at will to a conditional cross-country round.




14.52 km


2:50 h


Numerous downhill routes start in Leukerbad and end in the Rhone Valley. This low-traffic ascent variant is ideal for all those bikers who want to do without the bus shuttle and get from Leuk to Leukerbad with their own muscle power (or motor). It leads via Leuk, St. Barbara and via Albinen to Leukerbad.

Turn-by-turn directions

The ascent starts at Susten trainstation and leads through the pretty little town of Leuk high up into the "Dalatal" valley. After a short, steep gravel road, you reach the main road at St. Barbara. After a few hundred metres, a narrow side road branches off to the right to the hamlet "Tschingeren" and climbs with a pleasant gradient up to the rustic mountain village of Albinen. From here you reach the main road high above the Dala valley to the Flaschen / Scales of Albinen "Albinenleitern" turn-off and back to Leukerbad. Caution: Brake after the tunnel and climb a few metres up here onto the hiking/nature trail. It leads at a constant altitude to the valley station of the Torrent cable car and directly to the village centre.

Other ascent variants are also recommended: instead of crossing the main road in Leuk town, follow it to the left to Varen. A high bridge leads over the impressive Dala gorge into the pretty wine village of Varen. A side road branches off to the right here to Inden. Carved into the steep rock face, it leads above the gorge to Rumeling. What a magnificent view! From Rumeling, it is best to pedal up to Inden via the main road and return to Leukerbad via the "Larschi Rundi" route.


Susten/Leuk (623m)


Leukerbad (1379m)

Author's recommendation

The official route leads past the village centre of Albinen. Turn right here into the village. You should not miss a breather and a visit to the pretty mountain village.

Please also note other possible ascent options in the route description.

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  • Linear route
  • Refreshment stops available
Getting there

Public transport

Arrive in Leuk/Susten by train (SBB).


From Basel/Zurich: A1 motorway until Bern, A6 until Spiez, in the direction of Kandersteg; Car transport Kandersteg-Goppenstein; in the direction of Gampel; Leuk.

From Geneva: A1 motorway until Lausanne; in the direction of Sion/Sierre; Leuk.

From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 in the direction of Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; in the direction of Leuk.


Parking at Leuk/Susten railway station. 


We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Additional information

The tourist office in Leukerbad will be happy to provide information material and can give detailed information about the route.


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