Swiss Transalp: Adelboden to Lauenen

Adelboden - Lenk

Gstaad

Day 5 of the exhilarating MTB Transalp from Lucerne to Aosta

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
33 km
Ascent
1.9 km
Descent
2 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
14˚
Swiss Transalp: Adelboden to Lauenen Map

Head west out of Adelboden across the Hahnenmoon Pass (1,950m elevation) and on to Lenk. Stop for a breather and to stock up on fuel as you have another epic climb coming! Cross Lenk, following the river Walbach upstream, passing a few pretty waterfalls as you climb steeper and steeper up the Truttlisberg Pass at a whopping 2038m. Enjoy the victory descent along hiking trails through pastures and woodlands to the small town of Lauenen.

Description

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections

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