5th stage: Gstaad - Leukerbad
The Destination Gstaad enjoys a high level of prestige and international renown. In spite of this, it has remained truly Alpine, with its chic charm, British understatement and authentic traditions. Or as acting legend Julie Andrews once said: "Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world".
The biking region of Gstaad is home to over 500 kilometres of GPS tours for mountain bikers, road bikers and e-bikers, signposted routes, an e-bike charging system, specialised biking hotels, two pumptracks as well as other facilities. Gstaad is first and foremost a destination for visitors wishing to ride on technically moderate routes while combining their sporting activities with typically „gstaad-like“ experiences. The destination is still an insider’s tip for keen road bikers. Enjoy unforgettable moments in the saddle as you combine uniquely varied touring and training options with Alpine adventure, physical and mental revitalisation, and endless fun.
Thermal bathing in Leukerbad has a long tradition, which goes from retreat until the actual thermal bathing experience. The thermal water of Leukerbad is something very special. Sport and wellness lovers like hot springs, as the natural warmth relaxes thoughts and muscles and improves blood circulation.
The cyclists love Leukerbad in particular for the last leg from Varen to Leukerbad via the old Varen’s route, with the goal of a relaxing thermal bath. On the route from Varen to Leukerbad, 650 meters of altitude difference, 12 km long route is ready to overcome. Leukerbad doesn’t only make hearts of bicycle racers beat faster, but also offers mountain bikers and hikers varied trails in an alpine mountain environment. The two “mountains of adventure”, the lovely Torrent, the mountain in the heart of Valais, and the wild Gemmi, with its historic pass between Valais and Bernese Oberland, offers over 200 km of hiking trails and 20 bike routes, including the popular Torrenttrail.