Cycling routes

Cycling routes

Moosalp – Legendary Mountain Passes

Moosalp…a pass that is certainly worth the trip! From Stalden, the countless hairpins and magnificent views from this sun-drenched southern slope will amaze any cyclist who ventures up this 1,400 metre climb.

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Length

    23.3 km

  • Duration

    3:00 h

  • Show on map

From Visp you begin the climb for a few kilometres in the valley that brings you to Zermatt and Saas-Fee along the river Vispa. You will pass near the small village of Ackersand that has the distinction of being the driest place in Switzerland. Just before Stalden, the road begins to steepen, and as you leave the village you turn right towards Törbel and the Moosalp pass. As you gain altitude along this vertiginous cliff-side road, the views before you become increasingly grandiose! Towards the summit, the pristine nature of this climb will not fail to make the Moosalp pass one of your favourite bike rides.

Turn-by-turn directions

Leaving Visp towards the famous resort of Zermatt, the incline is never too difficult until the village of Stalden. The road then steepens to get to Törbel, and the view over the surrounding valleys is impressive. You might get to see some traditional Valais black-nosed sheep in the pastures along the climb. Just opposite, the village of Gspon, home of the highest football pitch in Europe, will come into view as you gain altitude. Several kilometres before the summit, the environment becomes mesmerizing and magical, making this, without doubt, one of the most beautiful climbs in the Alps. 

Start: Visp (648 m)
Destination: Moosalp (2047 m)

Author's recommendation

At the summit, don’t miss out on the delicious “mille-feuilles” at the Moosalp restaurant!

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2048 m 648 m

  • Ascent

    1400 m

  • Descent

    0 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Frequent train connections from all over Switzerland via the Lötschberg tunnel or the Simplon line to Visp.

Approach

Take the cantonal street 9 from Brig or Sierre to Visp.

Parking

Underground parking at Visp train station. Follow the local car park routeing in Visp.

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 have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.