Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Giw Enduro

Featuring a varied descent spanning roughly 1,200 altitude metres, the tour from Giw to Visp is a real enduro highlight of the Valais Alps.

  • 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

    12.2 km

  • Duration

    0:48 h

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The Giw mountain station is easily accessible via chairlift from Visperterminen. Before heading off, bikers can stop by the terrace of the mountain restaurant to treat themselves to a coffee and enjoy the view of the Weisshorn, the Mischabel range, and the imposing Bietschhorn. Afterwards, the trail fun begins in earnest: a clear and wide trail with multiple descents awaits bikers on the first downhill section from Giw to Muttji. The route then levels out on its way to Hüoterhüsi, before passing through the picturesque hamlet of Ara on its way to Hotee. From there, the single trail is a real enduro highlight: the varied, winding flow trail is embedded in the forest as if carved by the hand of an artist. The tour ends in Visp, where the charming old town is well worth a visit – its numerous restaurants with garden terraces give it an Italian vibe.

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Giw -> Visp

Start: Giw (1962 m)
Destination: Visp (648 m)

Author's recommendation

The terrace of Giw mountain restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the Bietschhorn.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1962 m 646 m

  • Ascent

    3 m

  • Descent

    1318 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular rail services to Visp from across Switzerland. Continue by PostBus to Visperterminen and take the chairlift to Giw.

Approach

Ideally go to Visp.

Parking

Parking spaces available directly at Visp railway station.

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 Visperterminen has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1288 Raron und 1289 Brig