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Val d'Anniviers Bike Planet Tour

Mountain Bike · Saint-Luc
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  • View from Hotel Weisshorn above St-Luc at the Val d'Anniviers
    / View from Hotel Weisshorn above St-Luc at the Val d'Anniviers
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Mountainbiker near the Hôtel Weisshorn
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion - Pascal Gertschen
  • / Mountainbikers at the Val d'Anniviers Planet Tour
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Mountains above St-Luc with the "Le Toûno" peak
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion
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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.
moderate
24.5 km
4:00 h
815 m
860 m
This 25 km mountain bike route gives you the chance to visit the legendary Hôtel 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
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hotel Weisshorn, 2364 m
Lowest point
St-Luc, 1629 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: 

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Start

St-Luc (1629 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.222647, 7.594018
DMS
46°13'21.5"N 7°35'38.5"E
UTM
32T 391569 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 m. 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 Hôtel Weisshorn in its commanding position overlooking the whole of the Val d'Anniviers.

Itinerary: St-Luc - Forêt du Rochet - Forêt des Teppes - Tignousa - Chalet Blanc - Le Poyou - Le Chiesso - Hôtel Weisshorn - Le Chiesso - Copaté - St-Luc.

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all notes on protected areas

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 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

DD
46.222647, 7.594018
DMS
46°13'21.5"N 7°35'38.5"E
UTM
32T 391569 5119746
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

 SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1307 Vissoie

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
S1 moderate
Distance
24.5 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
815 m
Descent
860 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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