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Mountain Bike

Lunggi Trail

Mountain Bike · Valais
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  • Mountain biker going in the right direction thanks to traffic signs
    / Mountain biker going in the right direction thanks to traffic signs
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Mountain bikers on forest road
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion - Pascal Gertschen
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An enduro highlight spanning 1,200 altitude metres from Eischoll to Gampel-Steg, offering first-class single trails and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

moderate
14.8 km
1:50 h
559 m
1136 m

Take the cable car from Turtig (Raron) up to Eischoll. From there, you can either switch to the chairlift to Striggen or tackle the journey by bike. From Striggen you head towards Sengalp via a high plateau with an incredible panoramic view. A short, steep climb leads from the hamlet of Meiggu to Alp Tschorr, the sight of the majestic Bietschhorn and the surrounding peaks of the Bernese Alps accompanying you along the way. A first-class enduro descent awaits bikers at Tschorr. The fantastic single trail leads past Färichwald forest down to Habere, briefly crossing the mountain road twice along the way. The flowing but challenging valley descent winds its way through the forest down to the hamlet of Lunggi. Two or three sharp turns round off this enduro highlight before it reaches Gampel-Steg railway station. The route then continues on a gravel path along the Rhone, past the idyllic Lake Baggilla and back to Raron.

Author’s recommendation

Take a well-earned break at Sengalp and enjoy the tranquillity of the idyllic pond to recharge your batteries for the next stretch of the trail.

Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mettje, 1767 m
Lowest point
Gampel Steg, 631 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.

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 Info:

View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: 

Start

Eischoll (1208 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.294037, 7.783812
UTM
32T 406328 5127436

Destination

Gampel-Steg, Train station

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Eischoll -> Striggen -> Alpe Tschorr -> Färichwald forest -> Habere -> Ägerte -> Lunggi -> Gampel-Steg railway station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular connections to Raron railway station, direct connection by cable car (LRE) to Eischoll.

Getting there

Ideally go to Raron (Turtig).

Parking

Parking spaces available at the valley station of the cable car (LRE) in Raron (Turtig).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1288 Raron


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Valais/Wallis Promotion
March 27, 2019 · Valais/Wallis Promotion
Dear Mr. Vandeman, In Switzerland and Valais, mountain bikers are legally allowed to use hiking routes. When it comes to promote cycling and mountain biking offers and infrastructure, Valais/Wallis Promotion complies, like Switzerland Tourism, with the official directives, whereby it must be based on approved cycle paths and mountain bike routes. Therefore, Valais/Wallis Promotion works closely with Valrando, the Department of Territorial Development, and only with destinations that have an approved network of mountain bike trails. The routes published on our platform have been subject to a cantonal homologation procedure and users are therefore authorised to use these mountain bike routes. More informations about coexistence between hiking and mountain biking: Common position - Suisse Rando/bpa – Bureau de prévention des accidents - Swiss Cycling - SuisseMobile - Club Alpin Suisse CAS - Remontées Mécaniques Suisses - Suisse Tourisme - Fédération suisse du tourisme : Download the PDF ->> FR: valais.ch/coexistence-randonnee-VTT / ->> DE: wallis.ch/koexistenz-wandern-MTB . For any further information do not hesitate to contact us ->> visitvalais.ch/contact . Best regards, Valais/Wallis Promotion
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Mike Vandeman
March 22, 2019 · Community
Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996: https://mjvande.info/mtb10.htm . It's dishonest of mountain bikers to say that they don't have access to trails closed to bikes. They have EXACTLY the same access as everyone else -- ON FOOT! Why isn't that good enough for mountain bikers? They are all capable of walking.... A favorite myth of mountain bikers is that mountain biking is no more harmful to wildlife, people, and the environment than hiking, and that science supports that view. Of course, it's not true. To settle the matter once and for all, I read all of the research they cited, and wrote a review of the research on mountain biking impacts (see https://mjvande.info/scb7.htm ). I found that of the seven studies they cited, (1) all were written by mountain bikers, and (2) in every case, the authors misinterpreted their own data, in order to come to the conclusion that they favored. They also studiously avoided mentioning another scientific study (Wisdom et al) which did not favor mountain biking, and came to the opposite conclusions. Mountain bikers also love to build new trails - legally or illegally. Of course, trail-building destroys wildlife habitat - not just in the trail bed, but in a wide swath to both sides of the trail! E.g. grizzlies can hear a human from one mile away, and smell us from 5 miles away. Thus, a 10-mile trail represents 100 square miles of destroyed or degraded habitat, that animals are inhibited from using. Mountain biking, trail building, and trail maintenance all increase the number of people in the park, thereby preventing the animals' full use of their habitat. See https://mjvande.info/scb9.htm for details. Mountain biking accelerates erosion, creates V-shaped ruts, kills small animals and plants on and next to the trail, drives wildlife and other trail users out of the area, and, worst of all, teaches kids that the rough treatment of nature is okay (it's NOT!). What's good about THAT? To see exactly what harm mountain biking does to the land, watch this 5-minute video: http://vimeo.com/48784297. In addition to all of this, it is extremely dangerous: https://mjvande.info/mtb_dangerous.htm . For more information: https://mjvande.info/mtbfaq.htm . The common thread among those who want more recreation in our parks is total ignorance about and disinterest in the wildlife whose homes these parks are. Yes, if humans are the only beings that matter, it is simply a conflict among humans (but even then, allowing bikes on trails harms the MAJORITY of park users -- hikers and equestrians -- who can no longer safely and peacefully enjoy their parks). The parks aren't gymnasiums or racetracks or even human playgrounds. They are WILDLIFE HABITAT, which is precisely why they are attractive to humans. Activities such as mountain biking, that destroy habitat, violate the charter of the parks. Even kayaking and rafting, which give humans access to the entirety of a water body, prevent the wildlife that live there from making full use of their habitat, and should not be allowed. Of course those who think that only humans matter won't understand what I am talking about -- an indication of the sad state of our culture and educational system.
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
14.8 km
Duration
1:50h
Ascent
559 m
Descent
1136 m
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