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Highlights

  • Best single trails through the Rhone valley
  • Intense moments on the high trail from Rinderhütte to Jeizinen
  • Moosalp
  • Picturesque Gibidumsee

Day 1

Arrival in Crans-Montana

Travel by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Crans-Montana. Enjoy the view of the highest peaks of the Valais and take a walk on the high plateau of Crans-Montana.

Mountainbikers in the Valais in Summer.

Day 2

Crans-Montana – Leukerbad

The tour ascends relatively steadily at the beginning. The culmination is the Cabane de la Tièche, where a descent of more than 1,000 metres down to Leuk begins.

Occasionally you rush past a few alps, later the descent at Varen leads through the vineyards and grapevines of the Rhone Valley. Once in Leuk, you continue by bus to Leukerbad.

Details: approx. 23km (Singletrails: 8 km)
↑ 730m ↓ 1’580 m

Wellness Leukerbad

Day 3

Leukerbad – Unterbäch

In the morning you take the cable car up to the Rinderhütte mountain hut. Here, one of the most beautiful single trails in Switzerland is waiting for you at Torrent Trail Bike.

At Erschmatt you take a turn and follow a challenging trail down into the Rhône valley. From Raron, the cable car takes you up to the next stage town of Unterbäch.

If you can't get enough of the Valais mountain air, you can add a few laps on the flow trail before descending into the valley.

Details: approx. 33 km (Singletrails: 15 km)
↑ 530 m ↓ 2’230 m

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Day 4

Grächen – Brig 

By chairlift up to Brandalp. From here, continue in a steady up and down to Moosalp. Enjoy the view and take a well-deserved break, where you should try the legendary cream cake at the Moosalp restaurant.

Now it's time to get back in the saddle and tackle the descent into the Mattertal, via the mountain village of Törbel and into the bottom of the valley to Stalden.

Afterwards, you will continue on the beautiful Matterhorn Valley Trail up through the Mattertal to St. Niklaus. From here a bus will take you to Grächen, the destination of today's stage. 

Details: approx. 32.5 km (Singletrails: 11  km)
↑ 1’170  m ↓ 1’655 m

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Day 5

Grächen – Brig

You follow the Mattsand Enduro Trail and the Matterhorn Valley Trail down to Kalpetran and on to Stalden on the bottom of the valley. The cable car takes you then up to Gspon and after that a beautiful trail leads through the Sädol forest to the Gibidumpass. From here, a comfortable trail leads you down into the wild Nanztal valley.At Alp Nidristi you can take a short break before a final trail leads you to Brig. 

Details: ca. 51 km (Singletrails: 18 km)
↑ 890 m ↓ 2’900 m

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Day 6

Departure

Return journey by public transport from Brig to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of your stay (on request).

Brig Stockalperschloss Bikers
Map Eurotrek Valais Bike Tour 2022

Tour characteristic

Large part of the altitude is covered by cable car, but there are also challenging ascents. The descents are long at times, on some days there are over 1,000 metres of descent at a time – basic fitness is therefore necessary. However, averagely trained bikers can cope well with the trails. 

Bike holidays Valais with SwitzerlandMobility

Details of the route

Detailed map at SwitzerlandMobility

Inclusions

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in middle class hotels (mostly certified bike hotels)
  • Rail journey 2nd class from/to Swiss start/end point
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Entry at thermal baths Alpentherme in Leukerbad (3 hours)
  • Cable car rides as per the program
  • Best worked out route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room) and SwitzerlandMobility Plus app subscription 
  • Service-hotline
  • From price applies per person in a double room in low season, 2nd class rail travel, Half-Fare basis
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: Low season from 09.09. - 24.09.2023, high season from 01.07. - 08.09.2023

Good to know

  • Rental bikes can be added in the booking process
  • Additional nights in Crans-Montana and Brig can be booked on request.
  • Tourist tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Public transport costs may apply for taking your own bicycles. You can find more information on this at: Bike transport on trains | SBB
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel Documents

  • We will provide you with all the necessary documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On your way, you can easily find orientation with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible resources. Background information and all other documents are delivered digitally and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.