In just a few kilometres, leave the Rhone valley behind and enter wild, unspoilt countryside.
Distance 18.5 km
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.
The cable car can take you up to the village of Oberems, thus considerably shortening this part of the climb.
Safety informationStrictly 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).
Tips and hints
Getting thereComing from Sierre or Visp, take the cantonal street number 9 to Turtmann.
ParkingParking possibilities at the train station and in the centre of Turtmann. Follow the local car park routeing.
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EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
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