Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Bike tour Gämschfax closed

The bike tour Gämschfax is demanding and offers a magnificent panorama. From alp to alp you will enjoy a beautiful mountain world.

  • Difficulty

    medium, S1

    Difficulty: medium
    S1 Smaller obstacles such as flat roots, stones or small gullies; the surface may not always be firm. Gradients of up to 40%. No hairpin turns. Basic MTB technique required, such as controlled braking and ability to shift centre of gravity
  • Length

    30.5 km

  • Duration

    3:47 h

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The high-altitude trail allows deep insights into the impressive mountain landscape of the Goms. Those who are looking for sporting challenges in nature, far away from hectic tourist streams, will get their money's worth here. The views, which may be looked at during this tour, will remain in your memory forever.  

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Oberwald train station, head north on the bike path and you will soon find yourself on a serpentine route that lets you quickly gain altitude. After just under four kilometers, you leave the asphalt path to the left. On the climb you will overcome over 1000 meters of altitude, but this runs more or less evenly.After about 10 kilometers there is a short trail descent, then it continues in alternating ups and downs. You reach the highest point of the tour at about 2250 meters altitude, then follows a long and beautiful descent - first over a path, then over serpentines and finally down to Ulrichen. There you cross the railroad tracks and cycle leisurely along the Rhone back to Oberwald.

Start: Oberwald, station (1371 m)
Destination: Oberwald, station (1371 m)

Author's recommendation

The tour can be shortened by riding directly to Obergesteln from Gämschfax.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2239 m 1345 m

  • Ascent

    1048 m

  • Descent

    1048 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can reach Oberwald from Visp/Brig by train.

Approach

If you are coming from Brig-Glis, drive along the main road alongside the river Rhône towards Oberwald

Parking

Parking is available at the Oberwald train station.

Equipment

Our recommendation: Technically flawless bike, helmet, gloves and bell, depending on the weather suitable clothing (always with you: rain protection), beverage and food.

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 as well as plants and animals. Hikers always have the right of way. Please assess your own abilities and physical condition. The use of the various routes is always at your own risk.

Literature

The tourist offices in Goms provide you with information material and brochures about mountain biking in the destination.

Maps

 

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen