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  • Singletracks fun shortly before Tschärmilonga
    / Singletracks fun shortly before Tschärmilonga
    Photo: Endre Loveaas, My Leukerbad AG
  • / Section through the burnt forest of Hewald (2003)
    Photo: Endre Loveaas, My Leukerbad AG
  • / Last view of the Rhône valley before Leuk
    Photo:, My Leukerbad AG
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This day-ride of medium difficulty begins with a short climb up to Torrentalp. A singletrack trail takes you through a stretch of forest destroyed by fire in 2003.
Distance 26.5 km
3:00 h
714 m
1,494 m
1,954 m
623 m
The starting point for this tour is in the attractive village heart of Leukerbad. Right away, the route passes one of the thermal baths for which the resort is famous: the hot springs here have been known since Roman times. Next, a scenic climb along minor roads and alpine lanes leads to Torrentalp high above Leukerbad and Albinen. The magnificent views extend from the dramatic cliffs in the west to many of the 4,000-metre peaks of the southern Alps. The restaurant by the middle station of the gondola offers a chance to rest and enjoy refreshments. The ride continues along a beautiful high trail to “Undru Guggerhubel”, another superb vantage point that provides the route’s name. The singletrack trail that comes next is the highlight of the ride and leads through the Hewald forest – destroyed in a fire in 2003 – and on to Guttet-Feschel. Finally, the route passes through the delightful small town of Leuk, full of history, and down to Leuk railway station (in Susten).

Author’s recommendation

In summer, riders can skip the climb from Flaschen to Torrentalp by taking the gondola – or even incorporate a descent of the Flowtrail Leukerbad.
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Update: September 24, 2021
S1 moderate
Highest point
Torrentalp, 1,954 m
Lowest point
Leuk/Susten train station, 623 m
Best time of year

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.
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Leukerbad, village (1,379 m)
2'614'489E 1'136'468N
46.379428, 7.626962
46°22'45.9"N 7°37'37.1"E
32T 394411 5137121


Leuk/Susten train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in Leukerbad, the route first follows a flattish trail through the meadows to below the so-called Albinen ladders. From here, a paved road with a pleasant gradient climb to the base station of the Flaschen gondola. A steady ascent along an alpine road takes you to Torrentalp with glorious views. Next comes the fun and well-deserved descent: a surprisingly easy-to-ride singletrack trail with a perfect gradient leads via the Tschärmilonga alpine pastures and through the Hewald forest, burnt in a fire in 2003, and down to Guttet. The route then follows the road for a short while to Wiler. By the big transmitter antenna, you turn off onto a historical trail towards Oberrotafen. A final short climb by road takes you via Grächmatten to below Thel. From here, you follow the Torrenttrail and other singletrack trails to Leuk. Finally, ride through the historical small town, past the castle and down to the river Rhône. The route finishes at Leuk/Susten station.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train to Leuk (SBB) and then the bus (LLB – Leuk Leukerbad Bus Reisen) from Leuk railway station direct to Leukerbad. Don’t forget to book a place for your mountain bike on the Leuk–Leukerbad bus via Resabike.

Getting there

From Basel and Zurich: Take the A1 motorway to Bern, and then the A6 as far as Spiez; follow signs for Kandersteg; take the Kandersteg–Goppenstein car-carrying train; follow signs for Gampel; then Leuk-Leukerbad.

From Geneva: Take the A1 motorway to Lausanne; follow signs for Sion/Sierre; then Leuk-Leukerbad. 

From Milan: Take the A8/A26 motorway in the direction of Simplon; take the Iselle-Brig car-carrying train; then follow signs for Leuk-Leukerbad.


There are various parking options at the Torrent gondola and cable car stations and in the village of Leukerbad. Follow local road signs for parking.

Car parks in Leukerbad : 

- Alpentherme car park 

- Leukerbad Therme car park

- Town Hall car park

- Sportarena car park


2'614'489E 1'136'468N
46.379428, 7.626962
46°22'45.9"N 7°37'37.1"E
32T 394411 5137121
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist offices in Susten (at Leuk railway station) and in Leukerbad (at the bus terminal) can supply information on mountain biking in the region and are happy to provide details of the Leuk Sonnenberge MTB trails.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 2527 Lötschental


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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S1 moderate
26.5 km
3:00 h
714 m
1,494 m
Highest point
1,954 m
Lowest point
623 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora and fauna Singletrail/Free ride


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