Great attraction of this route is undoubtedly the scenery, with glorious panoramic views. Starting at the Grimsel Pass by the shimmering Totensee lake, the trail soon reaches its highest point at 2,206 metres before beginning the long descent into the Rhône valley.
medium, S1Difficulty: 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
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The route starts at the Grimsel Pass and finishes at Obergesteln after a ride of 11 km and a vertical drop of 800 metres: perfect for mountain bikers who prefer descents to climbs. For the first section of the itinerary, as far as Unnerbrunnji, you follow in the footsteps of the mule drivers who for centuries transported goods between northern and southern Europe via the Grimsel: you are riding on trails steeped in history. The descent continues through a larch forest until Obergesteln.