Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Rosswald Bike

The trail leads from the Rosswald mountain station over a sunny mountain ridge with a view of the Rhône Valley to the bottom station of the cable car. The descent continues for 800 metres.

  • 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

    8.9 km

  • Duration

    1:00 h

  • Show on map

You can reach Rosswald comfortably by cable car from Ried-Brig. The mountain bike trail starts directly at the upper station. Turn right onto the gravel road leading downhill. After 200 metres, turn right and follow the trail until you reach the tarred road at Resti, which you cross and continue following the trail. This mountain bike route takes you back to the bottom Rosswald cable car station, which will take you back up the mountain for a second lap, should you so wish.  Together with the Gantertal Trail, this varied trail, offers a successful day out mountain biking at Rosswald.

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Turn-by-turn directions

At the top station of the Rosswald cable car, get on your mountain bike and head directly west. After 200 metres, turn right onto the trail. Follow this route, cross the road and zigzag over the Rosswald ridge down to the Wiler Stückiegga. Here you'll reach the forest road, which you follow to Schallberg. Now the trail will lead to the road that runs parallel to the Simplon Pass road. Follow this road until you reach the junction with the old Napoleon road. A few metres after the wayside shrine, the trail branches off to the right. Follow the trail until you can see the lower station.

Start: Rosswald, mountain station (1824 m)
Destination: Rosswald, valley station (1031 m)

Author's recommendation

Book your ticket for the Rosswald cable car in advance online.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1824 m 1032 m

  • Ascent

    0 m

  • Descent

    793 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 4 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can reach the Rosswald valley station by Post Bus from Brig railway station.


The approach is well signposted via Brig or coming from the Simplon.


Parking spaces are available at the bottom cable car station in Rosswald.


Our recommendation: technically perfect bike, helmet, gloves and bell, suitable clothing depending on the weather (always including protection against rain), drink and food.

Preparing for your mountain bike excursion

Safety information

Exclusively use the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers, plants and animals. Hikers always have the right of way. Please assess your own abilities and physical condition. The use of the different routes is always at your own risk.

Preparing for mountain bike outings


Get the the Valais/Wallis mountain bike & e-bike map to discover the best routes in the region. The Brig Simplon tourist office can provide you with a range of informative documents and brochures about mountain biking in the destination.


SwissTopo maps 1:25'000: Simplon