Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Albinen - Leuk - Albinen

Discover the old and historical villages around the route. What is more, this route is very sunny and is usable from the beginning of spring.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S0

    Difficulty: medium
    S0 Even forest or meadow paths, on a natural surface with good grip or on compact gravel. No steps, rocks or passages with many roots. Gentle gradients, wide curves. No special technique required
  • Length

    18.6 km

  • Duration

    3:30 h

  • Show on map

From Albinen, take a parallel road that goes steeply to Tschingere and St. Barbara. From Leuk, a small part of the circuit is located on the main road towards Erschmatt. At Lichten, you leave the main road and climb towards Guttet. After a 500 metre ascent, you can take a shortcut from Guttet to Thel and climb the last hill through the forest to Albinen. 

Turn-by-turn directions

From Albinen, take a parallel road that goes steeply to Tschingere and St. Barbara. Do not miss the turnoff to Leuk, otherwise you will have to continue the journey by the main road. Once you have taken the turning, you cross through the vineyards above Leuk. From Leuk, a small part of the circuit is located on the main road towards Erschmatt. At Lichten, you leave the main road and climb towards Guttet. After you reach 500 metres altitude, you can take a shortcut to Guttet Thel and climb the last hill through the forest to Albinen.

Start: Albinen (1307 m)
Destination: Albinen (1307 m)

Author's recommendation

Have a break in Leuk and visit the castle restored by the swiss architect Mario Botta. You will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhone Valley. 

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1325 m 741 m

  • Ascent

    836 m

  • Descent

    836 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Arrive in Leuk by train (SBB). Afterwards, take the bus connection (LLB) from Leuk train station going directly to Leukerbad, Albinen, Inden or Varen.

Approach

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-Leukerbad. From Geneva: A1 motorway until Lausanne; in the direction of Sion/Sierre; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 in the direction of Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; in the direction of Leuk-Leukerbad.

Parking

Follow the car-park routeing

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

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Maps

SwissTopo Maps: 1267 Gemmi / 1287 Sierre