Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Kalpetran Enduro

A downhill-heavy enduro highlight that will thrill even the most demanding bikers. Pure fun on a trail covering over 1,100 metres in altitude difference.

  • Difficulty

    difficult, S3

    Difficulty: difficult
    S3 Trail blocked by large rocks, roots and high steps. Slippery surfaces with loose scree; sequences of tight hairpin turns. Gradients of more than 70% in places. Very good MTB technique required, including precise braking and excellent balance
  • Length

    12.8 km

  • Duration

    0:58 h

  • Show on map

First take the PostBus from Visp to Moosalp. The route begins right by the Restaurant Moosalp and leads through an initial three-kilometre stretch over a relatively flat and wide hiking trail towards Alp Pletsche. There is an unforgettable view of the imposing four-thousand-metre peaks of the Saas and Mattertal valleys to enjoy along the way. Shortly before Alp Pletsche, the trail forks to the left and the freeride fun begins. The first stretch of the trail is both varied and steep, and you should exercise caution on exposed sections. You can stop off at the rustic Restaurant Morgenrot on arrival in Embd. The next stretch leads through winding, exposed and rocky terrain to Kalpetran via Gufersch Bodo. The technically challenging sections and tight corners on this second part of the trail offer plenty of excitement, but should present no problems for experienced riders. Once you arrive in Kalpetran, you have the option of continuing on to the Visp-Zermatt connecting trail (No. 150).

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Moosalp -> Pletsche -> Embd -> Kalpetran

Start: Moosalp (2048 m)
Destination: Kalpetran (885 m)

Author's recommendation

Take a break in Embd to fortify yourself at the Restaurant Morgenrot or go for a walk in the old village centre.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2084 m 866 m

  • Ascent

    57 m

  • Descent

    1238 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular rail connections to Visp from across Switzerland. Continue by PostBus to Moosalp.

Approach

Ideally go to Visp.

Parking

Parking spaces available at Visp railway station, direct connection by PostBus to Bürchen* (reservation required by 5pm the evening before by phone on 058 386 69 00 or by email at wallis@carpostal.ch. For Sundays and Mondays, reservations must be made by 5pm on Friday evening).

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 havepriority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’sown risk.

Additional information

More information

Grächen

Literature

The tourist office in Grächen has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Maps

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