Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Leukerbad - Flüealp

Discover the mountain pasture around Leukerbad. Small eateries are held by the farmers on the mountain pastures, inviting you to take a refreshing break.

  • 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

    7.8 km

  • Duration

    2:00 h

  • Show on map

Discover the eastern side valley of Leukerbad, where the Dala stream has its source. The first section of the tour leads through the forest. After having passed the ditch, you cross the mountain pastures bevore arriving at Majingalp and Flüelap. Finally, go back to Leukerbad by the same route. 

Turn-by-turn directions

At the first paved road, turn through Haus Lärchenwald and head towards the Weidstübli restaurant. Soon the terrain changes to gravel for a good 500 metres, and is followed by a climb through bright woodland that leads on to the Folljeret mountain pastures, and finally the Majingalp pastures. If you wish, you can make a stop at the mountain restaurant or climb another 2km to Flüealp, where the cheese and bread platters are an absolute must. The signposted descent is via the same route back to Leukerbad.

Start: Leukerbad (1381 m)
Destination: Leukerbad (2042 m)

Author's recommendation

Continue a few minutes from Flüealp to Flüekapelle. From there, you can descend to Leukerbad on the other side of the valley on a single trail (see map).

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2048 m 1381 m

  • Ascent

    756 m

  • Descent

    46 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 1.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 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: Motorway A1 until Bern, A6 until Spiez, towards Kandersteg; Car transport Kandersteg-Goppenstein; towards Gampel; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Geneva: Motorway A1 until Lausanne; towards Sion/Sierre; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 towards Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; towards 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.

Literature

The Tourist Office of Leukerbad provides brochures for mountain biking in the region. 

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1267 Gemmi