Take your mountain bike with you on the RegioExpress Lötschberger train from Brig to Goppenstein, then take the bus to Wiler, where a gondola lift takes you to Lauchernalp. Get your calves going with the first ascent to Lauchernalp and enjoy the view of the Bietschhorn, before starting the fun part of the day with the Bietschhorn Bike, a newly developed trail for mountain bikers, which offers a “flowy” ride through the Lötschental Alps to Faldumalp. Head up to Oberi Meiggu and continue with a descent through the forest to Jeizinen. You’ll pass through various villages before reaching the town of Leuk with its imposing town hall and castle. Along the sunny slopes of the Rhone Valley, you will reach the wine-growing villages of Varen and Salgesch before ending your excursion in Sierre. The post bus will take you to the stopover village of St-Luc in the Val d'Anniviers.
Bed and Breakfast Zum Schleif
Lac de Géronde
Buffet Jeizinen (Panoramarestaurant)
Restaurant de la Poste
Restaurant de la Poste
Restaurant Traube Locher René
Restaurant zur Grotte
Adventure Hotel Arkanum - Restaurant Höllenwein
Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting. The Valais Bike route is still under development and is not yet signposted throughout. While on the route, you can find your way using the Outdoor Active app.
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
Book the offer Valais Bike ! With four days of riding, three nights in bike hotels and a luggage transport service, all that’s left for you to do is hit the trails! To the offer www.visitvalais.ch/valaisbike
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Valais Bike regional route: see full itinerary
From Basel and Zurich: Take the A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; follow the signs to Kandersteg; Kandersteg–Goppenstein car-carrying train; follow the signs to Wiler.
From Geneva: Take the A1 motorway to Lausanne; follow the signs to Sion/Sierre; Gampel; Goppenstein; Wiler.
From Milan: Take the A8/A26 motorway direction Simplon; Iselle-Brig car-carrying train; follow the signs to Visp; Gampel; Goppenstein; Wiler.
Follow the directions for parking in Gampel-Steg or Wiler. For this leg of the Valais Bike, we recommend that you park your vehicle in Sierre or Leuk (Leuk) and get to Wiler (Lötschental) using public transport (SBB and post bus). Remember to reserve a place for your bike on the Resabike platform (www.resabike.ch) for the Goppenstein-Wiler bus line.
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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.