Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Moosalp Plateau Bike

An impressive circuit tour through Alpine pastures, larch forests and mountain villages, with tough climbs, flowing descents and amazing view of the surrounding 4,000-metre peaks.

  • Difficulty

    difficult, S1

    Difficulty: difficult
    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
  • Length

    47.9 km

  • Duration

    7:25 h

  • Show on map

First take the PostBus from Visp to Bürchen, where the tour begins. After a short stretch of trail leading to Unterbach, the tour passes through Schlüechtgartu to Eischoll. It then crosses through the heart of the village before heading up to the mountain station of the Striggen chairlift and on to Ginals. Without ever losing sight of the majestic Bietschhorn, the route continues to Gibidum, where the “Magic Trail” begins its winding descent to Brandalp. The tour then heads back to Bürchen via a gravel road. If you still have strength in your legs, you can then cycle the roughly 500 altitude metres to Moosalp – if not, you can make the journey via PostBus. The trail fun starts at Moosalp: a flowing single trail leads through a beautiful larch forest to Zeneggen via Törbel. A climb through the Mittlere Hellela nature reserve takes you back to Bürchen. There are excellent trails available from Zeneggen or Bürchen to make the journey back to Visp.

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Bürchen -> Unterbäch -> Eischoll -> Ginals -> Brandalp -> Bürchen -> Moosalp -> Törbel -> Zeneggen -> Bürchen

Start: Bürchen (1442 m)
Destination: Bürchen (1440 m)

Author's recommendation

It’s worth visiting the “Urchigs Terbil” open-air museum in Törbel to get an insight into daily life in the Valais mountain village of yesteryear. 

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2106 m 1151 m

  • Ascent

    1872 m

  • Descent

    1872 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 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 Bürchen.

Approach

Ideally go to Visp.

Parking

Parking spaces available at Visp railway station, direct connection by PostBus to Bürchen.

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

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1288 Raron / 1308 St-Niklaus