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Breithorn Bike

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  • Downhill mountain biking in Lötschental
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  • / Downhill from Lauchernalp to Wiler by mountain bike
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  • / Person on a mountain bike descending a slope at the end of the day in the Lötschental
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Suitable for beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers, this route offers an attractive and scenic descent – but is neither a flow trail nor a downhill track.
moderate
Distance 9.4 km
0:55 h
77 m
644 m

This route from Lauchernalp to Wiler is suitable for all mountain bikers, from beginner to expert. A Singletrail winds down to the height of Weissenried, and then continues down to Ried. You finally reach Wiler, along the Lonza River. Riders enjoy fine views of the Breithorn, one of the dramatic peaks of the Lötschental.

 

Author’s recommendation

You can ride the Breithorntrail several times, get to know the route and have even more fun. 
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Lauchernalp, 1,965 m
Lowest point
Wiler, Talstation, 1,398 m
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Safety information

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.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination:

Lötschental

 

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N°146 Breithorn Bike

Start

Lauchernalp (1,965 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'625'860E 1'140'067N
DD
46.411457, 7.774966
DMS
46°24'41.2"N 7°46'29.9"E
UTM
32T 405848 5140494
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Destination

Wiler

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauchernalp is located on the south-facing slopes of the Lötschental and offers glorious views of the mountains that frame the valley. This is the starting point for the Breithorn Trail, accessible by cable car. From here, the route leads eastwards to the village of Fischbiel before a steady climb of about one kilometer to Netzbord: the start of the descent. The route winds down to the little village of Weissenried, further up the Lötschental, where you enjoy magnificent views of the Breithorn and the whole valley. Take time to visit the chapel dedicated to St George, built in 1787. Then climb back on your bike to continue along the route towards the village of Ried, before following the river Lonza as far as the base station of the cable car in Wiler.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Postal bus 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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'625'860E 1'140'067N
DD
46.411457, 7.774966
DMS
46°24'41.2"N 7°46'29.9"E
UTM
32T 405848 5140494
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Wiler has a range of brochures and other informative material about mountain biking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1268 Lötschental

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

3.5
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Hyla Arborea 
August 03, 2019 · Community
Achtung: der Trail ist auch ein offizieller Wanderweg - entsprechend vorsichtig muss gefahren werden. Im oberen Teil ist der Trail eher schwierig und nicht familientauglich. Der Trail ist nicht durchgängig markiert. Vor Gefahrenstellen (Strassenüberquerung, Treppe) wird nicht gewarnt.
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2019
Isa Saner
August 01, 2019 · Community
KEIN Anfänger- und Familientrail! Der Trail wurde überarbeitet und zum Teil neu angelegt. Er bietet Abwechslung in Form von Wiesenabschnitten, Wald und Schotter. Steile Stücke, Wurzelpfade, Steilkurven und Steinpassagen. Der erste Teil nach Fischbiel im Wald ist S2+ bis S3. Nach Wyssenried kommt ein toller Abschnitt mit Bikeparkfeeling. Der letzte Teil nach Ried ist dann relativ leicht. Trotzdem ist ein gewisses Fahrkönnen vorausgesetzt. Sicher nicht für Anfänger geeignet, denn diese müssen zu oft absteigen und schieben.
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When did you do this route? July 28, 2019

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
0:55 h
Ascent
77 m
Descent
644 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Downhill

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