Mountain bike tours

Activities

Jeizibärg Bike open

The Jeizibärg route is the perfect tour for lovers of natural trails amid beautiful scenery. The combination of flow and rocky sections makes it unique.

The starting point for this route is Gampel, from where a cable car takes you in 10 minutes to the village of Jeizinen. Begin with a demanding climb of around 800 metres, then continue on a gentle slope on an asphalt road to Untere Feselalp, where you can top up your energy at the "Trächu Hittu" alpine restaurant. Continue your ascent and cross Obere Feselalp to the highest point of the route, the famous "Heruhubel". The second part of this tour begins at the foot of the "Einig Alichji" and consists of a varied descent to the Rhone valley. Initially quite simple and with only a gentle incline, the route becomes steeper and more demanding, with a mixture of fluid and technical singletracks. Cross the two Meiggu mountain pastures and various mountain villages to Niedergampel. Not only will you enjoy the variety of trails, but also the view of the Lötschental and the majestic 4,000m alpine peaks. 

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Turn-by-turn directions

The route begins with a cable car ride from Gampel to Jeizinen. This is followed by an ascent of around 800 metres to Untere and then Obere Feselalp, before giving way to a single trail to "Heruhubel". Shortly after this comes the highest point of your route, at 2,311 metres above sea level. Start a smooth descent on a singletrack to the Oberi Meiggu mountain pasture. This is followed by a slightly steeper and technically demanding section before a short break on the forest road to the Underi Meiggu mountain pasture. The path then continues towards "Arblöuwinu" and on to Jeizinen. The last section, between Erschmatt and Niedergampel, features various passages filled with stones and rocks as well as some beautiful curves. Finally, there are various flowing and winding sections on the way to Niedergampel, before riding quietly along the main road back to Gampel.

Start: Jeizinen (1518 m)
Destination: Gampel (634 m) (633 m)

Author's recommendation

From "Oberi Meiggu" you can ride to Faldumalp and from there take the no. 145 "Bietschhorn Bike" route in the Lötschental.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2311 m 625 m

  • Ascent

    843 m

  • Descent

    1728 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Gampel can be reached by train (SBB), then the cable car takes you to the starting point in Jeizinen.

Approach

From Basel and Zurich: A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; direction Kandersteg; Kandersteg - Goppenstein car transport; direction Gampel. From Gampel, cable car to Jeizinen. 

From Geneva: Motorway A1 to Lausanne; direction Sion/Sierre; Gampel. From Gampel, cable car to Jeizinen.

Parking

Gampel/Jeizinen parking

When you take the cable car, the car park in Gampel is free of charge. With this in mind, please give the cable car staff your license plate number.

Equipment

We recommend: a bike in excellent working order, a helmet, gloves and a bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting. Kindly close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers, as well as to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Preparing for mountain bike outings 

Literature

The Gampel-Bratsch or Leuk tourist offices can provide you with a range of informative documents and brochures on mountain biking in the destination.

Maps

Swisstopo national maps 1:25 000: 2527 Lötschental