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Mountain Bike

Leukerbad - Flüealp

Mountain Bike · Valais
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  • Loèche-les-Bains depuis Flüealp
    / Loèche-les-Bains depuis Flüealp
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  • / Little restaurant «Chalbärtreichi» at Fluhalpe
    Photo: Petra Rosky, CC BY-ND, Alpbetrieb Fluhalpe
  • / Clabinualp above Leukerbad
    Photo: Petra Rosky, CC BY-ND, Alpbetrieb Fluhalpe
  • / Paroi du Rinderhorn depuis Flüealp
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  • / View from the Flüekapelle
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m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Majingsee Thermalbadeort Leukerbad

Discover the mountain pasture around Leukerbad. Small eateries are held by the farmers on the mountain pastures, inviting you to take a refreshing break.
easy
7.8 km
2:00 h
756 m
46 m
Discover the eastern side valley of Leukerbad, where the Dala stream has its source. The first section of the tour leads through the forest. After having passed the ditch, you cross the mountain pastures bevore arriving at Majingalp and Flüelap. Finally, go back to Leukerbad by the same route. 

Author’s recommendation

Continue a few minutes from Flüealp to Flüekapelle. From there, you can descend to Leukerbad on the other side of the valley on a single trail (see map).

Difficulty
S0 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Flüealp, 2048 m
Lowest point
Leukerbad, 1381 m
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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.

Tips, hints and links

More information: 

Start

Leukerbad (1381 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.379553, 7.627151
DMS
46°22'46.4"N 7°37'37.7"E
UTM
32T 394426 5137135
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Destination

Leukerbad

Turn-by-turn directions

At the first paved road, turn through Haus Lärchenwald and head towards the Weidstübli restaurant. Soon the terrain changes to gravel for a good 500 metres, and is followed by a climb through bright woodland that leads on to the Folljeret mountain pastures, and finally the Majingalp pastures. If you wish, you can make a stop at the mountain restaurant or climb another 2km to Flüealp, where the cheese and bread platters are an absolute must. The signposted descent is via the same route back to Leukerbad.

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: Motorway A1 until Bern, A6 until Spiez, towards Kandersteg; Car transport Kandersteg-Goppenstein; towards Gampel; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Geneva: Motorway A1 until Lausanne; towards Sion/Sierre; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 towards Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; towards Leuk-Leukerbad.

Parking

Follow the car-park routeing.

Coordinates

DD
46.379553, 7.627151
DMS
46°22'46.4"N 7°37'37.7"E
UTM
32T 394426 5137135
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The Tourist Office of Leukerbad provides brochures for mountain biking in the region. 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1267 Gemmi

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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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
756 m
Descent
46 m
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