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Road cycling holiday hidden treasures at Upper Valais

Racing Bike: hidden treasures at Oberwallis

The most beautiful routes of the Swiss Alps

Impressive stone dams, breathtaking rides, villages surrounded by the most beautiful and highest mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps, biking dreams come true in Wallis. Starting from Leuk, discover the Pfyn-Finges nature park and the wonderful Moosalp Pass. The tour continues through the sparkling dam lakes of the Goms valley, through picturesque villages and alpine panoramas of rock and ice.

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Itinerary

You’ll enjoy the first few quiet kilometres through the Pfyn-Finges nature park, before catching a glimpse of the roofs of the town of Sierre. This is followed by a ride along the vineyards to the village of Agarn, where the first few metres of ascent await you into the Turtmann Valley (Tourtemagne). The descent into the Rhone Valley is a reward for all your efforts so far, before the last climb of the day through the vineyards and the Dala Gorge. Your day ends in Susten. 

approx. 90 km
2'860 m
2'860 m

You’ll soon leave the Rhone-biking path, to climb up the winding road to the Moosalp Pass. Enjoy the view and take deep breaths at the top because the descent to Visperterminen is breathtaking. To end off this leg, you’ll pass right near the Brigerbad hot springs. 

approx. 68 km
1'720 m
1'790 m

You can give your tired legs a little rest today. A gentle ascent takes you to the Gibidum dam wall, an  imposing edifice at the foot of the Aletsch glacier directly above the Massa gorge.

approx. 22 km
950 m
950 m

Having recovered your energy, you’ll follow the course of the Rhone through the villages typical of the Goms valley await you. When you arrive in Oberwald, take the time to recover before starting on the Grimsel Pass – for hardened cyclists only!

approx. 82 km
2'585 m
1'890 m

The most beautiful Alpine passes can be reached quickly from Oberwald. You climb high into the rocky world of the Nufenen pass and whoosh down to Airolo. The following ride up to Gotthard Pass is over cobblestones along the countless serpentine curves and challenges you.

You can relax while descending to Hospental. And then it's time for a challenge again, because the Furka Pass at the end of the journey is really tough. 

approx. 100 km
3'185 m
3'185 m

There are two options for ending off your stay. You can follow the Rhone route from its source, first through the villages of the Goms valley and then to Leuk. Or, if you want to get a bit higher, a diversion to the authentic Binn Valley is highly recommended. But beware: the route passes through a tunnel and certain sections of the road aren’t tarred. But the chance to discover the landscape around Binn is well worth the effort!

approx. 75 – 90 km
680 – 1'280 m
1'305 – 1'905 m

Tour characteristic

Unique scenery awaits you in Valais. Surrounded by the most beautiful and highest peaks of the Swiss Alps, you will be able to visit some of the most famous valleys and passes in the country. The fifth leg requires good fitness.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Leuk/Susten
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Hidden treasures at Oberwallis 7 days, CH-WSRLL-07X
Base price
985.-
1'049.-
Surcharge Single Room 285.- 285.-

Category: mid-range hotels, 4* hotels in Obergesteln and Brig (if possible in hotels classified as "Swiss Bike Hotel")

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Hidden treasures at Oberwallis 7 days, CH-WSRLL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
985.-
285.-
1'049.-
285.-

Category: mid-range hotels, 4* hotels in Obergesteln and Brig (if possible in hotels classified as "Swiss Bike Hotel")

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
130.-
95.-
130.-
95.-
130.-
95.-
130.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Leuk/Susten
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 130.- 130.-
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 130.- 130.-
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Road bike
265.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays according to the itinerary incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

 

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival in Leuk (Loèche) / Brig (Brigue) by public transport.
  •  Departure by public transport from Leuk (Loèche) / Brig (Brigue).

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance. 
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital”

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
  • Luggage tags
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Mars J. NL | 13.08.2022
Nice climbs
Turtmanntal, Bettmeralp and Grimselpass/panaramastrasse. Beautiful climbs
4 stars
Michael M. CH | 08.07.2019
6 Tage Schwitzen im Wallis
Die Strecken im Wallis sind sehr schön, sobald man in die Höhe kommt. Das Rhonetal selber hat nicht sehr viel Charme. Unser Highlight war klar das Goms mit seinen vielen kleinen Dörfern und natürlich die vier grossen Pässe. Die Strecke hat aber ein paar Schwachstellen, auf denen es über Feldwege geht. Das ist mit dem Rennrad nicht wirklich wünschenswert. Ins Binntal ist zum Beispiel mit dem Rennvelo nicht empfehlenswert. Entweder hat man einen dunklen, langen Tunnel vor sich oder man nimmt den sehr nassen und langen Feld/Wanderweg drum herum. Über alles gesehen haben wir die Tour aber sehr genossen und die Unterkünfte waren auch sehr gut.
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Wir nehmen die Streckenführung nochmals unter die Lupe, um diese zu optimieren – vielen Dank für diese Hinweise.

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