Mountain bike tours

E-Bike-Tour Gletscherseewjini

Biketrail Gletscherseewjini Gletschersee

Saas-Balen

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This tour is the most impressive of all the Saas Valley routes. It goes from 1,486 to 2,862 m asl and from the valley over the larch forest and alpine steppe to the glacier lakes and back again.

Difficulty

Difficult

Length

28.61 km

Duration

4:30 h

Description

The tour starts at the village centre of Saas-Balen and leads along the alpine road past the alpine pastures of Grundbiele, Ze Flie, Matt, Hoferälpji to the bridge of the Grüebe-Alp. From this point on, the forest sections are over and you are in the alpine nature.

The trail leads in a slight curve to the left past the barrier. Now follows the strenuous zigzag course all the way to the top. At the junction at 2750m asl, turn left and follow the path to the end. On the flat, the biker already has a view of the glacier tongue of the Grüebugletscher and the flank of the Jegihorn.

Afterwards, you return to Saas-Balen on the same trail.

Turn-by-turn directions

Saas-Balen Village centre - Grundbiele - Ze Flie - Matt - Heimischgarte - Hoferälpji - Grüebe - Gletscherseewini

Start

Village centre Saas-Balen (1486m)

Destination

Gletscherseewini, Saas-Balen (1486m)

Technical information

Altitude

2862m

1486m

Ascent

+1383m

Descent

-1383m

Technique

Stamina

Experience

Landscape

Best time of the year

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Tags

  • Scenic
  • Insider tip
  • Summit route
  • Out and back
Getting there
Information

Public transport

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). In Saas-Balen, get off at the Dorf stop.

 

Approach

Saas-Fee/Saastal can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad.You can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport from the north. You come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport from the east.From the south, you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport, and from the west, you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. Follow the main road to Saas-Balen.

Parking

After the bridge on the right is the public car park of Saas-Balen.

Equipment

  • Sufficient battery power 
  • Well-maintained bike
  • helmet
  • Gloves
  • Bell
  • Outdoor clothing: Always carry a waterproof jacket
  • Liquids and food
  • First aid kit
  • Navigation tool

Safety information

  • Show respect. Give way to pedestrians.Before overtaking, make sure your presence has been noted.
  • Protect yourself. Prepare for emergencies and breakdowns. Plan your route and wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Stay on the trails. Please stay on the marked routes – avoid cutting through forests, moors and meadows. Be aware of restrictions regarding time or season.
  • Respect the environment. Always behave with respect for the fauna and flora, as well as for the nature conservation areas. Close gates behind you.
  • Leave no trace. Take your rubbish with you.
  • Know your limits. Choose a tour that suits your abilities. Use a local guide and try to improve your skills.
  • No charging stations available along the way. 

Source

This activity is brought to you by Saas-Fee/Saastal. Valais/Wallis Promotion is not responsible for the content provided.

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