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Turtmanntal - Along the valleys

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  • Village of Gruben in Turtmanntal
    / Village of Gruben in Turtmanntal
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In just a few kilometres, leave the Rhone valley behind and enter wild, unspoilt countryside.

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21.5 km
2:53 h
1273 m
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The Turtmanntal is a valley worth discovering! Using your own pedal power, you’ll leave the flatlands behind and quickly reach the villages of Unterems and Oberems. The second part of the climb will see you tackle less steep gradients on the mountain side. But be patient, the valley is not yet in sight. After 15 kilometres of climbing, you’ll ultimately be rewarded with a wild and unspoilt alpine setting.

Author’s recommendation

The cable car can take you up to the village of Oberems, thus considerably shortening this part of the climb.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sänntum, Turtmanntal, 1902 m
Lowest point
Turtmann, 630 m
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Safety information

Strictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike. Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

More information: 

Start

Turtmann (629 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.301165, 7.704423
UTM
32T 400226 5128325

Destination

Sänntum, Turtmanntal

Turn-by-turn directions

Leaving the village of Turtmann, several hairpin bends bring you to a junction where the road splits and heads off towards either the Turtmanntal valley or the plateau of Eischoll/Bürchen. Taking the road to the right, you’ll pass through the villages of Unterems and Oberems. If necessary, take the cable car and spare yourself the effort of this part of the ascent; from here the valley opens out and the gradient becomes more gentle as you peddle towards the end of the tarmac road. What’s more, this untamed countryside can be explored on foot, by mountain bike or, in winter, on ski skins.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the regional trains on the Simplon line to Turtmann. 

Getting there

Coming from Sierre or Visp, take the cantonal street number 9 to Turtmann. 

Parking

Parking possibilities at the train station and in the centre of Turtmann. Follow the local car park routeing. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochures: 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1288 Raron / 1308 St. Niklaus


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.5 km
Duration
2:53h
Ascent
1273 m
Descent
0 m
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