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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

Arrival and luggage drop-off in Leuk. 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 (La Souste). 

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. The first ascent to the Nufenen pass is followed by a speedy descent down to Airolo. The ensuing ride up to the Gotthard Pass represents a real challenge over cobblestones and along countless serpentine curves. You can recover on the descent to Hospental before the toughest challenge of the day: the Furka Pass.

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 character

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 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Leuk
  Season 1
14.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
15.06.2024 - 13.09.2024

Arrival daily
Hidden Gems in Upper Valais, 7 days, CH-WSRLL-07X
Base price
1'139.-
1'215.-
Surcharge single room 315.- 315.-

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

Season 1
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 15, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Arrival daily
Hidden Gems in Upper Valais, 7 days, CH-WSRLL-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1'139.-
315.-
1'215.-
315.-

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

Season 1
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Season 2
Jun 15, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Leuk
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Leuk
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
99.-
35.-
99.-
35.-
99.-
35.-
99.-
35.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Leuk
  Season 1
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 15, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Arrival daily
Leuk
Double room p.P. 99.- 99.-
Surcharge single room 35.- 35.-
Leuk
Double room p.P. 99.- 99.-
Surcharge single room 35.- 35.-
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Racing bike
269.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast 
  • Daily luggage transfers 
  • Subsidy for arrival by train 
  • Carefully elaborated route description 
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available 
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year 
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival in Leuk by public transport.
  •  Departure by public transport from Leuk

Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app.

On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.

Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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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