Valais Alpine Bike - Full itinerary
From Crans-Montana to Brig via the Leukerbad region, Moosalp, Grächen, Lötschental and the Val d'Anniviers valleys, ride your mountain bike along the most beautiful trails in the Valais on the new regional Valais Alpine Bike route. The route takes in the best Alpine singletrails overlooking the Rhone Valley and its side valleys. And to avoid a few difficult climbs, you can use several lifts and public transport for maximum fun. The highlights of this multi-day mountain bike tour are the discovery of the Tièche valley, the panoramic crossing from Rinderhütte to Jeizinen, the Gibidum pass and its eponymous lake, as well as the splendid trails in the Lötschental and the Val d'Anniviers, surrounded by Alpine peaks.
From Crans-Montana, discover the Tièche valley, before descending through a pine forest to the village of Varen. A bus takes you to Leukerbad, from where you leave the next day for the Rinderhütte mountain station. Take the Torrenttrail Bike and ride through the villages of Erschmatt and Niedergampel to the plain. Cross the Rhone Valley and take the cable car from Raron to Unterbäch. The next day, take the Brandalp chairlift and cycle to the Moosalp Pass along part of the Moosalp Plateau Bike. Dive into the Mattertal and reach St. Niklaus on the Matterhorn Valley Trail, from where the post bus to Grächen awaits you. On the next day, enjoy a superb descent via the Mattsand Enduro route. Reach Stalden and take the cable car to the Gspon heights. Follow the Gspon Panorama Bike to the Gibidum Pass before plunging into the Nantzal valley to Brig. The next day, you reach the Lötschental by panorama train and then by bus. After a mountain bike ascent to Lauchernalp, continue uphill and then head down towards the village of Blatten (Lötschen) where this leg ends. For the second day in the Lötschental, from the top of the Lauchernalp cable car, follow the Bietschhorn Bike to Faldumalp, then through various villages to Sierre. Return to St-Luc by bus and finish your mountain bike tour by exploring the Val d'Anniviers. After a funicular ride up to Tignousa, follow the Chemin des Planètes, cross the Lâche forest, descend to Mottec and return to Zinal. Finally, from the top of the Sorebois cable car, descend towards the Moiry lake before reaching the village of Grimentz.
The stages of Valais Alpine Bike:
Valais Bike 1. Crans-Montana to Leukerbad
Valais Bike 2. Leukerbad to Unterbäch
Valais Bike 3. Unterbäch to Grächen
Valais Bike 4. Grächen to Brig
Valais Bike 5. Brig to Blatten (Lötschen)
Valais Alpine Bike 6. Blatten (Lötschen) to St-Luc
Valais Bike 7. St-Luc to Grimentz
View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: Valais Alpine Bike no. 41
From Basel and Zurich: Take the A1 motorway to Bern; then the A6 as far as Spiez; follow the signs for Kandersteg; Kandersteg–Goppenstein car-carrying train; follow the signs for Sion/Sierre; Sierre-Crans-Montana.
From Geneva: Take the A1 motorway to Lausanne; follow the signs for Sion/Sierre; Sierre-Crans-Montana.
From Milan: Take the A8/A26 motorway towards Simplon; Iselle-Brig car-carrying train; follow the signs for Sion/Sierre; Sierre-Crans-Montana.