The Heida circuit tour is a diverse and beautiful all-mountain route on which bikers can enjoy flowing single-trail descents.
medium, S2Difficulty: 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
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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).