Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Breithorn Bike

Suitable for beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers, this route offers an attractive and scenic descent – but is neither a flow trail nor a downhill track.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S2

    Difficulty: medium
    S2 Many obstacles such as roots, stones and larger steps; tight corners. Certain passages may have gradients of up to 70%. Basic technique required, including controlled braking and body displacement to overcome obstacles
  • Length

    9.4 km

  • Duration

    0:55 h

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This route from Lauchernalp to Wiler is suitable for all mountain bikers, from beginner to expert. A Singletrail winds down to the height of Weissenried, and then continues down to Ried. You finally reach Wiler, along the Lonza River. Riders enjoy fine views of the Breithorn, one of the dramatic peaks of the Lötschental.  

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauchernalp is located on the south-facing slopes of the Lötschental and offers glorious views of the mountains that frame the valley. This is the starting point for the Breithorn Trail, accessible by cable car. From here, the route leads eastwards to the village of Fischbiel before a steady climb of about 1 km to Netzbord: the start of the descent. The route winds down to the little village of Weissenried, further up the Lötschental, where you enjoy magnificent views of the Breithorn and the whole valley. Take time to visit the chapel dedicated to St George, built in 1787. Then climb back on your bike to continue along the route towards the village of Ried, before following the river Lonza as far as the base station of the cable car in Wiler.

Start: Lauchernalp (1965 m)
Destination: Wiler (1398 m)

Author's recommendation

You can ride the Breithorntrail several times, get to know the route and have even more fun !

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1965 m 1398 m

  • Ascent

    77 m

  • Descent

    644 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: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

PostBuses every hour from Gampel/Steg via Goppenstein to Wiler. Descend at bus stop “Wiler, Talstation” by the cable-car station.

Approach

From Goppenstein drive up the Lötschental valley, through the villages of Ferden and Kippel to Wiler and the base station of the cable car.

Parking

Parking available (outdoor and indoor) at the valley station of the cable car; fee payable.

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.

Literature

The tourist office in Wiler has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1268 Lötschental