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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, breath-taking rides through passes and idyllic Walser villages – surrounded by the most beautiful and highest mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps, biking dreams come true in Wallis. Starting from Leuk, discover the Pfyn-Finges nature park and the wonderful Moosalp. The tour continues into the Goms, high up to sparkling dam lakes and alpine worlds of rock and ice. The ride over the Alpine passes is one of the most beautiful racing bike tours in Switzerland. One highlight follows another in Valais.

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Itinerary

The ride from Leuk to Brig could be very easy – but it is not. You soon leave the Rhone-biking path, to climb up the serpentine road to Moosal.

Enjoy the view and take deep breaths at the top: the descent to Visperterminen is going to rob your breath soon. You then pass saffron-growing village of Mund to reach Brig. 

approx. 65 km
1'545 m
1'610 m

You can rest your tired legs some today. A ride brings you high up to the Gibidum reservoir. The imposing stoned am is at the foot of the Aletsch glacier directly above the Massa gorge.

approx. 25 km
830 m
830 m

Follow the course of the Rhone with renewed energy. The Walser villages in Goms are waiting to be discovered as if strung on a string of pearls.

You arrive in Oberwald, but the tour is not over yet. The Grimsel Pass is only a stone's throw away for sport cyclists. 

approx. 85 km
2'250 m
1'560 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
3'025 m
3'025 m

You follow the Rhone route again at the beginning, and it leads you past the most beautiful villages of the Goms. However, the tour is not quite that easy, as a detour into the Binn Valley is on the agenda.

The picturesque return journey to Leuk is the successful conclusion of your journey through Upper Valais. 

approx. 95 km
760 m
1'390 m

Tour characteristic

A unique scenery awaits you in Valais. Surrounded by the most beautiful and highest peaks of the Swiss Alps, you will visit some of the most famous valleys and passes of Switzerland.

You will mostly cycle on tarmac roads, with occasional sections on well-maintained natural roads between the Upper Valais and the Goms. (Stages Brig - Obergesteln and Obergesteln - Leuk). 

Some traffic must be taken into account near town and city centres. The ride over the Alpine passes on the fifth day poses a significant challenge in terms of fitness. 

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Leuk/Susten
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

every day
Season 2
18.06.2022 - 09.09.2022

every day
Hidden treasures at Oberwallis, 7 days, CH-WSRLL-07X
Base price
959.-
1'029.-
Surcharge Single Room 285.- 285.-

Category: 3*-hotels (if possible, classified as Swiss Bike Hotel)

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
every day
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
every day
Hidden treasures at Oberwallis, 7 days, CH-WSRLL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
959.-
285.-
1'029.-
285.-

Category: 3*-hotels (if possible, classified as Swiss Bike Hotel)

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
124.-
89.-
124.-
89.-
124.-
89.-
124.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Leuk/Susten
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

every day
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

every day
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
Leuk/Susten
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
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Road bike
249.-
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Travel documents printed (per room)
included
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • 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:

  • Paid parking in Leuk: about CHF 20.- per week. Payable on site. 
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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