Valais Bike Grächen-Brig (stage 3)
This final stage takes you along the route of the UCI 2019 Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships. You’ll discover the delightful Gibidum Pass and the lake of the same name.
difficult, S2Difficulty: difficult
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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For this final stage of the Valais Bike route, you set off from the village of Grächen on a first magnificent descent to Kalpetran on the route of the UCI 2019 Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships. To reach Stalden further down the valley, take the Matterhorn Valley Trail, which follows the historic path lined with drystone walls that is included in Switzerland’s Federal Inventory of Historic Transport Routes. From Stalden, the cable car takes you to Gspon in just a few minutes. From the mountain station, the magnificent Gspon–Brig Panoramic Tour passes through the forest of Sädol before reaching the Gibidum Pass. The alpine scenery on this high plateau offers the perfect opportunity to stop for a moment of reflection against the backdrop of the Valais Alps. At this point you enter the wilderness of the Nanztal Valley. A steep but smooth descent takes you to the Nidristi alpine pasture before a final top-quality trail leads to Brig, where the Valais Bike route ends.