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Mountain Bike

Albinen - Leuk - Albinen

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  • Mountainbiker at the village of Albinen
    / Mountainbiker at the village of Albinen
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    Photo: Christian Pfammatter
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    Photo: Leuk Tourismus
  • / Bishop's castle
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Discover the old and historical villages around the route. What is more, this route is very sunny and is usable from the beginning of spring.
moderate
18.6 km
3:30 h
836 m
836 m
From Albinen, take a parallel road that goes steeply to Tschingere and St. Barbara. From Leuk, a small part of the circuit is located on the main road towards Erschmatt. At Lichten, you leave the main road and climb towards Guttet. After a 500 metre ascent, you can take a shortcut from Guttet to Thel and climb the last hill through the forest to Albinen. 

Author’s recommendation

Have a break in Leuk and visit the castle restored by the swiss architect Mario Botta. You will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhone Valley. 

Difficulty
S0 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Albinen, 1325 m
Lowest point
Leuk-Stadt, 741 m
Best time of year
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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.

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More information: 

Start

Albinen (1307 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.341352, 7.633682
DMS
46°20'28.9"N 7°38'01.3"E
UTM
32T 394855 5132882
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Destination

Albinen

Turn-by-turn directions

From Albinen, take a parallel road that goes steeply to Tschingere and St. Barbara. Do not miss the turnoff to Leuk, otherwise you will have to continue the journey by the main road. Once you have taken the turning, you cross through the vineyards above Leuk. From Leuk, a small part of the circuit is located on the main road towards Erschmatt. At Lichten, you leave the main road and climb towards Guttet. After you reach 500 metres altitude, you can take a shortcut to Guttet Thel and climb the last hill through the forest to Albinen.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Getting there

From Basel/Zurich: A1 motorway until Bern, A6 until Spiez, in the direction of Kandersteg; Car transport Kandersteg-Goppenstein; in the direction of Gampel; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Geneva: A1 motorway until Lausanne; in the direction of Sion/Sierre; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 in the direction of Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; in the direction of Leuk-Leukerbad.

Parking

Follow the car-park routeing

Coordinates

DD
46.341352, 7.633682
DMS
46°20'28.9"N 7°38'01.3"E
UTM
32T 394855 5132882
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps: 1267 Gemmi / 1287 Sierre

Equipment

We 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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Werner Niggli
June 16, 2020 · Community
Done at June 15, 2020

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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
18.6 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
836 m
Descent
836 m
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