Mountain bike tours

Torrenttrail Short

Leukerbad

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For those in a hurry, the legendary Torrent Trail is now also available in a short version. The fantastic panorama, the chic Alp "Oberu", a playful forest & root trail and the mountain villages of Guttet and Albinen are among the highlights.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Length

22.2 km

Duration

3:00 h

Description

Like the standard route, the short version of the "Torrent Trail" starts at the Rinderhütte mountain station and leads to Alp "Oberu". Enjoy the panoramic view and the mountain idyll. From here, the Torrent Trail Short branches off and winds its way on a varied trail through the forest, around 600 metres down to Guttet. The high trail takes you to the rustic mountain village of Albinen and back to Leukerbad.

Turn-by-turn directions

The path to Alp "Oberu" is on an easy, flowing trail without any great difficulties - but with some counter-climbs. From Alp "Oberu" the trail branches off and becomes steeper. It leads over a forest trail with some root passages down to Guttet. From here, follow the high-level trail on the gravel road to Albinen and continue on the main road to Leukerbad. Immediately after the tunnel, it is advisable not to speed up, but to climb up a few metres onto the nature trail. It leads directly to the village centre of Leukerbad without any loss of altitude. 

Start

Rinderhütte, cable car summit station (2311m)

Destination

Leukerbad (1379m)

Author's recommendation

Take a detour through the mountain villages, to the rustic attics and houses. It's worth it.

From Torrentalp, ride over the new Deleeschi Flow to Flaschen.

Technical information

Altitude

2312m

1324m

Ascent

+368m

Descent

-1304m

Technique

Stamina

Experience

Landscape

Best time of the year

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Tags

  • Linear route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cableway ascent/descent
Getting there
Information

Public transport

Leuk can be reached by train (SBB), then by bus (LLB - Leuk Leukerbad Bus Reisen) to the starting point in Leukerbad.

It is advisable to reserve a place for your MTB via resabike.

Approach

From Basel and Zurich: A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; direction Kandersteg; car transport Kandersteg - Goppenstein; direction Gampel; Leuk - Leukerbad.

From Geneva: Motorway A1 to Lausanne; direction Sion/Sierre; Leuk - Leukerbad

From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 direction Simplon; car transport from Iselle - Brig; direction Leuk - Leukerbad

Parking

Various parking options in the village of Leukerbad. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Car parks in Leukerbad: Sportarena parking, Rathaus parking, Torrent parking, Leukerbad Therme parking, Alpentherme parking.

Equipment

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.

Source

This activity is brought to you by Leukerbad . Valais/Wallis Promotion is not responsible for the content provided.

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