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Val d'Anniviers Bike Planet Tour

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  • Mountain bike above St-Luc, Val d'Anniviers
    / Mountain bike above St-Luc, Val d'Anniviers
    Photo: David Carlier, Valais
  • / Mountain bike in the region of St-Luc, Val d'Anniviers
    Photo: David Carlier, Valais
  • / Mountain bikers arriving at Hotel Weisshorn
    Photo: David Carlier, Valais
  • / View from Hotel Weisshorn above St-Luc at the Val d'Anniviers
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais
  • / Mountains above St-Luc with the "Le Toûno" peak
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais
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This tour offers to visit the famous Hotel Weisshorn dominates St-Luc and the entire valley. The route can be substantially reduced by taking the funicular.
Open
moderate
Distance 24.7 km
4:00 h
815 m
817 m
2,364 m
1,629 m
This 25 kilometer mountain bike route gives you the chance to visit the legendary Hotel Weisshorn and to follow the Planets Trail. The view from on high is worth the trip in itself.

Author’s recommendation

The last metres before the hotel are beautiful - this scenery was the film location of the German Series "Capelli Code". 
Difficulty
S1moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hotel Weisshorn, 2,364 m
Lowest point
St-Luc, 1,629 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

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Start

St-Luc (1,629 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'611'988E 1'119'034N
DD
46.222644, 7.594011
DMS
46°13'21.5"N 7°35'38.4"E
UTM
32T 391568 5119746
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Destination

St-Luc

Turn-by-turn directions

The route departs from the sunny village of St-Luc, situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters. The first stage follows a broad forestry track through the "Forêt du Rochet" and the "Forêt des Teppes", before arriving at Tignousa, the top station of the funicular. If you wish, the route can be substantially reduced by taking the funicular. Close by the funicular station is the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory, which regularly organizes observations of the sun and astronomical evenings. From here you follow the Planets Trail, which reproduces the solar system on a reduced scale whereby each step corresponds to a million kilometres. The final few hundred meters lead through beautiful scenery and bring you to the legendary Hotel Weisshorn in its commanding position overlooking the whole of the Val d'Anniviers.

 

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Public transport

Regular train connections (CFF) to Sierre, then take the postal bus to St-Luc via Vissoie.

Getting there

 Exit the autoroute A9 at Sierre Est. Follow the signs to Val d'Anniviers. In the village of Vissoie, turn left and drive up to St-Luc. 

Parking

There are parkings at the cableways or at the tourist office in St-Luc, follow the local park routeing to access them. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'611'988E 1'119'034N
DD
46.222644, 7.594011
DMS
46°13'21.5"N 7°35'38.4"E
UTM
32T 391568 5119746
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

 SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1307 Vissoie

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.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
S1moderate
Distance
24.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
815 m
Descent
817 m
Highest point
2,364 m
Lowest point
1,629 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Flora and fauna Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Singletrail/Free ride

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