Valais Alpine Bike - Option Brig - Grimentz
Experience a varied mountain bike tour from Brig to the Lötschtal and on to Sierre and the Val d'Ann...
Lötschental & Val d'Anniviers
A stone's throw from the bustling centre of the canton of Valais, the largely unspoilt Lötschental awaits you. Here you fight your way up along narrow roads, but the effort is well worth it, because once you reach the top, fantastic panoramas await you. The ride back to civilisation takes you first along lonely trails before you return through vineyards to lively Sierre. Too much hustle and bustle? Then the lonely Val d'Anniviers is just right. To get in the mood, a trail along the valley flank, as the main course a detour to the barrier lake Lac de Moiry and finally, a ride down to Grimentz. The two valleys will inspire you!
Day 1: Individual arrival in Brig
Day 2: Brig - Blatten
Head to Wiler in the Lötschental by bus and train via Goppenstein. If you want to take it easy, take the cable car up to Lauchernalp or if you have enough strength in your legs, you can climb up a winding road to Hockenalp. The ride high above the Lötschental with a view of the Langgletscher glacier is marvelous, and the descent down to the valley makes you simply want more.
Details: approx. 16 km (of which 6 km single trail), 930 m ascent, 790 m descent
Day 3: Blatten - St-Luc
More Lötschental on the programme today. First a leisurely walk along the valley floor, then up to Lauchernalp by cable car. After the tough climb the day before, you have now almost overcome the biggest difference in altitude. The descent leads out of the Lötschental in constant ups and downs with magnificent views of the snow-covered Valais peaks. The descent begins from Alp Meiggu, leading down into the Rhône valley with occasional counter ascents up to small hamlets. From Sierre, it’s a bus ride to St. Luc.
Details: approx. 46 km (of which : 20 km single trail), 1,315 m ascent, 2,905 m descent
Tag 4: St-Luc - Grimentz | Departure
Take the funicular up to Tignousa. From here you head high above the Val d'Anniviers to Zinal with a real highlight at the end of the tour. The cable car takes you up almost 2,700 metres to Sorebois and from here it's all downhill, past the Lac de Moiry reservoir to the small mountain village of Grimentz. After arriving in Grimentz, it’s a bus ride to Sierre, luggage pick-up and departure.
Details: approx. 29 km (of which 15 km single trail), 890 m ascent, 2,500 m descent
Type of tour
A lot of height is conquered by cable car, but there are always challenging climbs. Some of the descents are long, and on some days, there are over 1,000 metres of descent at a time. Good basic fitness is required for this. The trails are also manageable for averagely experienced bikers and with E-MTBs.
3 overnight stays including breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
Cable car rides as per the programme
Carefully detailed route description
Detailed travel documents (1 per room)
GPS data available
Visitor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the tour price
Optional cable car ride to Lauchernalp (CHF 12 per person with half-fare card, incl. bike).
Bus and train rides not included in the tour price (approx. CHF 40.- per person with half-fare card, incl. bike)
Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Brig: CHF 89 (per person in a double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 40
Grimentz: CHF 89 (per person in a double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 40
Bike hire option - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%
0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%