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Cycling route: Gampel - Siders

Cyclingroute
Time required: 2 - 4hLength: 30.00 km

Season

All season

Contact

Regionaler Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Postfach 65
3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
Fax +41 (0)27 452 60 65

www.pfyn-finges.ch

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - Start with the cable car ride: Gampel - Jeizinen. From Jeizinen the route leads to Erschmatt and/or Feschel-Guttet. Between Leuk and Varen one crosses the Dala gorge. The descent goes directly down through Salquenen to the railway station at Sierre.

Route-information

Route-information

Length
30.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
1175 m
Altitude difference descent
1270 m
Time required
2 - 4h
Level technique
Easy
Level condition
Middle
Height profile view map

Details

Between end of May and end of October there is the possibility of hiring bicycles at the rental stations of "Wallis rollt".

The first 4 hours are free of charge.

Diff. altitude ascent Ascent (with cable car): 1175 m

Equipment rent

There is the possibility of hiring bicycles at the "Wallis rollt" station:

Opening times of the rental station in Gampel (End of May to end of October): Gampel-Stegrollt
address: R-Team and obstacle golf, next to camping Rhone, Tel. +41 (0)79 778 67 36
E-Mail: gampel@wallisrollt.ch
Opening times during the whole season: 09.00 - 12.15 / 13.00 - 18.00 from Wednesday to Sunday (MO - TU closed)

Opening times of the rental station in Chippis (End of May to end of October) Chippisroule:
Address: Rue de Bellerive 1, Tel. +41 (0)79 127 50 21, E-Mail : chippis@valaisroule.ch
Opening times during the whole season: 09.00 - 12.15 / 13.00 - 18.00 from Wednesday to Sunday

Equipment at the rental stations:
18 bicycles for adults, 2 electro-bikes, children: 2 bicycles, 2 children's seats and 1 bicycle trailer and for your safety helmets are provided.

Safety advices

Swiss traffic rules
Helmet

Possibilities for catering

Tea Room Bakery Mathieu
Hauptplatz 7, 3953 Leuk Stadt
+41 (0)27 473 12 07 - www.baeckerei-mathieu.ch

Bed & Breakfast Varen - Fructum Vitus
Unterdorf 21, 3953 Varen
+41 (0)27 455 04 56 - www.bnbvaren.ch

Albert Mathier & Sons AG
Bahnhofstrasse 3, 3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 455 14 19 - www.mathier.ch

Cave du Rhodan Mounir
Flantheystrasse 1, 3970 Salquenen
Tel. +41 (0)27 455 04 07 - www.rhodan.ch

Franz Joseph Mathier AG
Bahnhofstrasse 55, 3970 Salquenen
Tel. +41 (0)27 455 17 57 - www.fjmag.ch

Vins des Chevaliers SA
Varenstrasse 40, 3970 Salquenen
Tel. +41 (0)27 455 28 28 - www.chevaliers.ch

Price information

Prices at "Wallis rollt":
Deposit; up to 5 bicycles / CHF 20 per bike, 5 or more CHF 100.
Identity card: ID card must be shown.
Reservation: 5.- per bicycle
Hire a bike here and return it there? 5.- per bicycle. (max 50.- per group)

Infrastructure

  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Toilet

Arrival

Starting point
Gampel (Altitude: 634 m)
Arrival by public transport
Gampel-Steg, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Destination
Sierre (Altitude: 554 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sierre/Siders, gare Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+

Discovering underway

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Leuk's Castle

For the bishops this was the summer residence - for rogues and criminals it was dungeons and the torture chamber: the bishop's castle or "rogues' tower".

Historical buildingHistorical placeCastle
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Leuk-Town Hall

The distinctive corpus of the Town Hall tower with its pentagonal base is situated at the entrance to the town in the immediate vicinity of the bishop's castle.

Historical building
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Ring Acker Chapel

The Ring Acker chapel is considered one of the most magnificent baroque buildings in Valais. It stands on a plateau between Susten and Leuk-Town. Nothing is known about its architects.

Historical building
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Rye-experience

People work alongside nature. Out of this, a variety of cultivated plants have emerged and continue to evolve today. We will show you the plants and how people use them. You can only experience this in Erschmatt.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Château de Villa

The Château de Villa is an old patrician house form the 17th century It houses a wine cellar and a speciality restaurant. Enjoy the traditional terroir dishes and discover over 650 wines from different vineyards in Valais

RestaurantCafe
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Town of Sierre

The town of Sierre lies on the border between the Upper and Lower Valais and is thus also the language boundary for the German and French speaking parts of the canton. Sierre lies on hills between vineyards in the heart of Valais in the Alps

Historical place
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

BnB Varen

Small wine village with a view over the Pfyn Forest in sunny Valais. Old, newly renovated house. Quiet area. Many hiking possibilities and mountain bike paths, ski pists, hot springs, and even a golf course. Homemade jams, jellies and soaps.

Bed and Breakfast
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Albert Mathier & Sons AG

The winegrowing family Albert Mathier & Sons have been producing exquisite Valais wines with passion and commitment since 1928. We are very proud to demonstrate 80 years of family and winegrowing tradition.

AlimentProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Charnel house (Church)

In the Leuk-Stadt church there is a charnel house with a wall of skulls 20-metres long, which can be visited daily.

Historical buildingChurch
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

St. Stephen's Parish Church

The parish church of St Stephen is in the centre of Leuk. The towering and imposing bell tower draws the visitor's attention to the stately building.

Historical building
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Church in Varen

The parish church in Varen is not only architecturally interesting. Its location offers a unique viewing point. Enjoy the view from the church of the Rhone valley and the forest of Pfyn/Finges nature reserve.

Point of view
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Erschmatt

Erschmatt (Municipality of Leuk) is a site of national importance. Visit the variety garden or bake and make cheese like in days gone by.

Site
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

High Bridge

The High Bridge is also called the Devil's Bridge. Wall creepers can be seen here year round. It is especially beautiful during the month of October.

Point of view
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Valais rocky steppes

In the rocky steppes of Valais there live several rare types of birds (e.g. ortolan), reptiles (e.g. the green lizard) and insects (e.g. the rosy grizzled skipper butterfly - pyrgus onopordi). The vegetation is also characterised by special species.

Natural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Nature and landscape centre

The nature and landscape centre Salquenen is the administrative headquarters of the nature park. There you will find the reception, the shop, the library, and the office premises.

Visitorcenter
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Pyramids in Salgesch

The pyramids in Salgesch have arisen through irregular erosion of the rocks.

Natural monument
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Collection of Grape Varieties

Every variety of grape found in the Valais have been planted here on a single plot and labelled.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Wine Museum

The Vine and Wine Museum, Sierre - Salgesch is devoted to viticulture. The 2 exhibitions in the Zumofenhaus and the Château Villa deal with differnt topics, but they are linked with a 6-km long nature trail and as such also form one entity.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Hammer mill

The Hammer mill with the Dala bridge gate tower built in the 14th century. This is one of the three historical bridges that enabled access to the town.

Historical building
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Leuk-Stadt

Leuk has one of the most interesting and historic townscapes in the whole of Valais. Even today there is a medieval atmosphere that can be felt in the alleys and squares of this little town

Historical place
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Guttet-Feschel

For centuries, Guttetand Feschel were independant communities. But they have also shared common interests and goals for most of that time.

Site
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

C. Varonier & Söhne AG Cellar

Wine production with tradition
The C. Varonier & Söhne AG cellars have been operating in the picturesque Varen region for 3 generations. It was founded in 1969 and has prioritised hospitality, warmth, innovation and authenticity from the outset

AlimentProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Cave du Rhodan Mounir Weine

Sustainability
This family business has been characterised by its pioneering spirit and innovative skills for generations

AlimentProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

FJ Mathier wine cellar

The Felizitas Mathier Benicchio family business is now in its 3rd generation of managers and has been undertaking pioneering work in natural winegrowing dedicated to the wine varieties of Valais for the last half a century.

AlimentProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Domaines Chevaliers

The DOMAINES CHEVALIERS wine cellar is a traditional flagship of the Valais wine industry. The founders have applied their foresight and pioneering spirit to become the first to offer their wines under the appellation «Salgesch / Salquenen» label.

AlimentProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Wine Sensorium Salgesch

Discover the world of good wine, Taste and train your sensory perception.

Museum / Exhibition