Mountain bike tours

Activities

Gspon Panorama Bike

The Gspon-Brig tour is a varied gem of an allmountain/crosscountry trail with views of the Bernese and Valais Alps as well as a sweeping descent over an exhilarating 1,500 in altitude difference.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S2

    Difficulty: medium
    S2 Many obstacles such as roots, stones and larger steps; tight corners. Certain passages may have gradients of up to 70%. Basic technique required, including controlled braking and body displacement to overcome obstacles
  • Length

    24.1 km

  • Duration

    2:46 h

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Gspon can be reached by cable car from Stalden in just a few minutes. A beautiful trail leads from the mountain station to the Gibidum pass via Sädolwald forest nature reserve. From the high-altitude plateau bikers enjoy an impressive view of the Bernese and Valais Alps. The nearby Lake Gibidumsee is the perfect place for a break in this exceptional mountain landscape. A steep but flowing allmountain trail leads from the Gibidum pass into the wild Nanztal Valley. In the valley, the trail passes the beautiful Nidristi Alp on its way to Schratt, where you can fill up your water bottle at a wooden fountain. The tour continues towards Brig-Glis on a first-class trail that makes for fast and smooth riding after its more technically challenging first section. Brig-Glis offers plenty of options for rounding out the day’s biking with a well-earned meal. The excellent public transport connections mean the town can also be used as a starting point for further bike tours.

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Gspon -> Gibidum pass -> Brig

Start: Gspon (1892 m)
Destination: Brig (672 m)

Author's recommendation

The stunning view of the Gibidum pass and the incredible mountain landscape around Lake Gibidumsee are perfect for a relaxing break.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2203 m 672 m

  • Ascent

    412 m

  • Descent

    1632 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular rail connections to Stalden from across Switzerland. Continue to Gspon by cable car.

Approach

Ideally go to Stalden.

Parking

There are a range of parking options available in Stalden: https://www.stalden.ch/sites/verkehr-umwelt/parkmoeglichkeiten

Equipment

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

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and 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.

Literature

The tourist office in Staldenried-Gspon has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.