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Bietschhorn Bike

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This scenic ride from Lauchernalp down to Wiler promises glorious panoramic views, notably of the Bietschhorn.

closed
moderate
13.2 km
1:46 h
349 m
922 m

Known for its wealth of traditions and pristine natural landscapes, the Lötschental valley promises visitors a unique experience in every way. Mountain bike enthusiasts enjoy magnificent panoramic views and spectacular routes – such as the Bietschhorn Bike Trail.

Author’s recommendation

The wooden chapels at Hockenalp and Faldumalp make beautiful photo subjects.

Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Restialp, 2116 m
Lowest point
Kippel, 1379 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Only ride on marked trails and roads, and follow signage.

Respect hikers and their desire for tranquillity, and always give them priority.

Respect plants and animals; take responsibility for preserving nature and the environment. Respect the needs of farmers.

Close gates behind you and do not cut across fields.

Ride on these routes at your own risk. Landowners are not in any way liable in case of accident.

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 about the destination:

Lötschental

 

View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility:

N°145 Bietschhorn Bike

Start

Lauchernalp (1969 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.411228, 7.774183
UTM
32T 405788 5140469

Destination

Wiler

Turn-by-turn directions

The Trail starts at Lauchernalp, perched on a sunny terrace high above the valley floor and accessible by cable car. Pause to enjoy the superb mountain views taking in the Bietschhorn opposite, the iconic Weisshorn and Dent Blanche. Then mount your bike for the first section of route: a roughly level ride across the alpine pastures of the Lötschental. After Lauchernalp comes Hockenalp, with its beautiful wooden chapel; the trail then continues to Kummenalp and Restialp, where you will find mountain restaurants for a well-earned break and refreshments. The trail leads onwards to Faldumalp, whose pretty wooden chapel dedicated to “Mary of the snows”, makes a charming photo subject. This is the starting point for the descent to Ferden – whose village centre is also worth exploring, with buildings dating from the 14th and 15th Centuries. Continue through Kippel, the village that serves as the valley’s administrative centre, to reach Wiler and the base station of the cable car.

 

 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

PostBuses every hour from Gampel/Steg via Goppenstein to Wiler. Descend at bus stop “Wiler, Talstation” by the cable-car station.

Getting there

From Goppenstein drive up the Lötschental valley, through the villages of Ferden and Kippel to Wiler and the base station of the cable car.

Parking

Parking available (outdoor and indoor) at the valley station of the cable car; fee payable.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1268 Lötchental


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Status
closed
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
1:46h
Ascent
349 m
Descent
922 m
Loop Scenic Cableway ascent/descent Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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