Mountain bike tours

Gantertal Trail

Biken auf Rosswald im Wallis

Rosswald

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The varied bike trail leads from Rosswald over an appealing and slightly challenging descent into the Gantertal valley. The trail ends at the valley station of the mountain railway.

Difficulty

Difficult

Length

10.87 km

Duration

1:00 h

Description

The Rosswald cable car takes you to the Alpe Rosswald at 1800 m. Once at the top, there is a short climb up the Rosswald road. You follow the forest road, which leads you in a constant ascent to Alpe Schmidmatte. A rapid descent follows in the direction of Gantertal, past alpine meadows and individual alpine huts. Follow the forest road to Schalbett. After the wayside shrub on Napoleonsstrasse, turn right and follow the trail back to the starting point. A second bike trail leads from the mountain station directly downhill. Here you will find the route description of the Rosswald Trail.

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the mountain station at Rosswald, you ride your bike eastwards to Alpe Schmidmatte (before Stafel). The first few metres on the flat forest road serve as a warm-up. The trail branches off to the right of the road at Schmidmatte. The rapid descent via Eisten ends on the forest road in the Gantertal above the Simplonpass road. Follow the road to Schallberg, where you turn left onto the trail. Now there is a section on an asphalted side road. Follow this road until you reach the junction with the old Napoleon road. A few metres after the wayside shrine, the trail branches off to the right. Follow the flow trail until you can see the valley station.

Start

Rosswald, mountain station (1824m)

Destination

Rosswald, valley station (1029m)

Author's recommendation

Reserve your ticket for the Rosswald cable car online in advance.

Technical information

Altitude

1893m

1030m

Ascent

+69m

Descent

-863m

Technique

Stamina

Experience

Landscape

Best time of the year

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

Tags

  • Linear route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
Getting there
Information

Public transport

You can reach the Rosswald valley station by post bus from Brig railway station.

Approach

The approach is well signposted via Brig or coming from the Simplon.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at the valley station in Rosswald.

Equipment

Our recommendation: technically perfect bike, helmet, gloves and bell, suitable clothing depending on the weather (always bring rain protection), drink and food.

Preparing for mountain bike outings

Safety information

Only use the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers, plants and animals. Hikers always have the right of way. Make a good assessment of your own abilities and physical condition. The use of the various routes is always at your own risk.

Preparing for mountain bike outings

Additional information

More information about the region: www.brig-simplon.ch

Literature

Get the the Valais/Wallis mountain bike & e-bike map to discover the best routes in the region. The Brig Simplon tourist office can provide you with a range of informative documents and brochures about mountain biking in the destination.

Maps

SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: Simplon

Source

This activity is brought to you by Brig Simplon Tourismus AG. Valais/Wallis Promotion is not responsible for the content provided.

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