Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Heida Loop

The Heida circuit tour is a diverse and beautiful all-mountain route on which bikers can enjoy flowing single-trail descents.

  • 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

    18.5 km

  • Duration

    2:33 h

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It’s just a few minutes by cable car from Stalden to Staldenried, where the circuit tour begins with a climb to the hamlet of Riedji, covering around 500 altitude metres.  It’s worth taking a short break at this point to enjoy the view of the Augstbord region and the Bernese Alps, including the imposing Bietschhorn. Next, a wonderful single trail leads through the forest to Unnerbrunnu and on to Visperterminen. The village of Heida is home to Europe’s highest vineyard and offers a range of cultural experiences, as well as an impressive barn in the old village centre. The tour continues with a short descent to Niederhäusern. Bikers can then enjoy a simple, idyllic trail featuring a level section and a short, sharp climb followed by a descent to Staldenried. A flowing trail takes you from Staldenried to Neubrück. The final stretch of the route to Visp can be covered on the Zermatt–Visp connecting trail (No. 150).

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Staldenried -> Visperterminen -> Staldenried -> Neubrück

Start: Staldenried (1176 m)
Destination: Staldenried / Neubrück (1176 m)

Author's recommendation

The “Kinderwelt” children’s paradise in Visperterminen features lovingly designed, unconventional playgrounds inside five traditional Valais barns.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1582 m 1007 m

  • Ascent

    726 m

  • Descent

    726 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 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 connections to Stalden with the MGB railway. Continue by LSSG cable car to Staldenried/Gspon.

Approach

Ideally go to Stalden.

Parking

There are a range of parking options available in Stalden: https://www.stalden.ch/sites/verkehr-umwelt/parkmoeglichkeiten

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 Staldenried-Gspon has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1308 St. Niklaus