Percorsi mountain bike

Attività

Valais Alpine Bike 5. Brig - Blatten (Lötschen)

This stage takes you to the magical Lötschental valley, where you will stay after completing a loop in front of the imposing Bietschhorn.

  • 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

    15.9 km

  • Duration

    3:30 h

  • Visualizzare sulla mappa

Take your mountain bike with you on the RegioExpress Lötschberger train from Brig to Goppenstein, then board the bus to Wiler. Your mountain bike tour begins here and you will be required to use your calf muscles to reach the upper Lauchernalp station. Enjoy the view of the Bietschhorn and a refreshing stop at the restaurant at the top of the gondola lift. Follow on fun Breithorn Bike route to Ried. The route leads eastwards to the village of Fischbiel before a steady climb of about one kilometer to Netzbord: the start of the descent. Finally reach the village of Blatten in the heart of the magical Lötschental.

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Turn-by-turn directions

Your route starts in the village of Wiler. After a mountain bike ascent to Lauchernalp, follow on fun Breithorn Bike route to Ried, then cross the river and head up towards the village of Blatten (Lötschen) where this leg ends.

Start: Brig (1396 m)
Destination: Blatten (Lötschen) (1540 m)

Author's recommendation

The Lötschental is particularly spectacular in autumn. Benefit from this time of year to plan your mountain biking trip.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2063 m 1379 m

  • Ascent

    1030 m

  • Descent

    880 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Expérience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Take the train to Brig (SBB), then the RegioExpress Lötschberger to Goppenstein, followed by the Post Bus to Wiler. Don’t forget to book a place for your mountain bike on the Goppenstein-Wiler line on the Resabike platform (www.resabike.ch).

Approach

From Basel and Zurich: Take the A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; follow the signs to Kandersteg; Kandersteg–Goppenstein car-carrying train; follow the signs to Wiler.

From Geneva: Take the A1 motorway to Lausanne; follow the signs to Sion/Sierre; Gampel; Goppenstein; Wiler.

From Milan: Take the A8/A26 motorway direction Simplon; Iselle-Brig car-carrying train; follow the signs to Visp; Gampel; Goppenstein; Wiler.

Parking

Follow the directions for parking in Wiler.

Equipment

Nos recommandations : VTT irréprochable sur le plan technique, trousse à outils, casque, gants et sonnette, vêtements adéquats, selon la météo, protection contre la pluie, boisson et en-cas.

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Safety information

Follow the Valais Alpine Bike route no. 41 in Mountainbiking in Switzerland. View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: Valais Alpine Bike no. 41.

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

Additional information

Book one of the Valais Alpine Bike holiday offers! Choose between three, four or seven nights and enjoy some great riding days. You will be staying in bike hotels and will be provided with a daily luggage transport service; all that’s left for you to do is hit the trails! Go to www.visitvalais.ch/shop-valais-alpine-bike

More information about the destination:

Valais Alpine Bike regional route: see full itinerary

View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: Valais Alpine Bike no. 41

Literature

Get the the Valais/Wallis mountain bike map to discover the best routes in the region.

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

Mappe

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 2527 Lötschental