Tour of the Mattmark dam from Saas-Almagell
Starting in Saas-Almagell, this circular ride leads up to the Mattmark dam and around the dam through magnificent alpine scenery before returning to the starting point.
medium, S0Difficulty: medium
S0 Even forest or meadow paths, on a natural surface with good grip or on compact gravel. No steps, rocks or passages with many roots. Gentle gradients, wide curves. No special technique required
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The mountain bike route begins in the village square of Saas-Almagell. Ride between the Monte-Moro house and the Volg shop and follow the lane as far as the textile shop. At Zer Meiggeru, near the retention basin, take the tarmac road towards Eiju-Sand and then follow the track that climbs gently to the left. Cross the bridge and then turn left onto the earth track before crossing the field at the foot of the dam to reach the Mattmark restaurant. From here, you first pass through a pedestrian tunnel before riding along the western shore of the reservoir as far as Dischtelalp. You then ride back along the eastern shore of the lake via a narrower track to the dam. From here, begin your descent to Saas-Almagell by riding straight ahead first of all, and then following a zig-zag trail through a boulder-strewn slope down to the foot of the dam. The rest of the ride back to the starting point follows the outward leg.