Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Dala Kultur Bike open

The Dala Kultur Bike is the perfect tour for beginners. The route offers a combination of technically easy trails along with various natural and cultural sites. 

  • Difficulty

    easy, S0

    Difficulty: easy
    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

    14.1 km

  • Duration

    1:20 h

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From Leukerbad, the trail climbs gently upwards through meadows and pastures and then descends through coniferous and deciduous forests to Inden. The path partly follows the route of the old Leuk-Leukerbad railway line and consists mainly of open paths without any technical obstacles. Take a look upwards and admire the imposing rock arena overlooking the route. After Inden, you pass by a restored lime kiln dating from the late Middle Ages before reaching the rock face of the Schattuflüe. Follow in the footsteps of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who reached Leukerbad in 1779 from Sierre on this historic path. After this passage, your field of vision gradually widens and the Rhone Valley reveals itself in all its splendour. The path takes you above the wine-growing village of Varen to the town of Leuk and then down to Susten railway station.

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Turn-by-turn directions

This route starts near Leukerbad bus station and leads you to the sports centre, via the Dala river. Follow the path on the right side of the Dala, which takes you to Inden via wide, open singletracks. Keep firm control of your mountain bike, as hikers also use this trail. About one kilometre after the small village of Inden, the path branches off to the right in the direction of Varen. You will then come to the imposing rock face of the Schattuflüe, which offers a steep but short climb (approx. 250 metres) to a rocky ridge. Although the path is wide, feel free to do this section on foot if you are new to this area. The route then passes through the Varen forest, then through Stadilacher and Priische to the wine village of Varen. Continue on Veloland route no. 72 which runs through the village of Leuk and down along the Rhone to Susten railway station.

Start: Leukerbad village (1379 m)
Destination: Susten (Leuk) railway station (623 m) (623 m)

Author's recommendation

Treat yourself to a well-deserved break at the historic Inden lime kiln and learn more about the Middle Ages.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1385 m 623 m

  • Ascent

    67 m

  • Descent

    823 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

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 VTT 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

Torrent ski lift car park or various parking options in the village of Leukerbad. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Car parks in Leukerbad :

- Alpentherme car park

- Leukerbad Therme car park

- Town Hall car park

- Sportarena car park

Equipment

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

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting. Kindly close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers, as well as 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.

Preparing for mountain bike outings

Literature

The tourist offices in Leuk as well as Leukerbad can provide you with a range of informative documents and brochures about mountain biking in the destination.

Maps

Swisstopo National Maps 1:25 000: 2527 Lötschental