I slow down when necessary. Admit speed when it gives you a rush. I save you from scars. I protect others from my recklessness. If you are experienced, you make use of me diligently. If you are energetic, things can get heated. If you take good care of me, I will be faithful. What I do not like is stand still! For I am your bike brake.
Combining mountains and leisurely cycling? Do not worry. Everyone who is not exactly training for the Tour de France asks themselves the same question. However, the high valley of Goms provides the ideal conditions for cycling.
FOR THE LEISURELY
The Rhône Route 1 along the river Rhône is an ideal tour. Moreover, roundtrips on main and local roads in Goms are good alternatives. If you get tired, you can easily take a train from any village along the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway and ride back to your starting point. Besides, e-bikes allow even those of you who are not the sportiest of people to tackle a more challenging trip than a mere ride to the local store.
FOR THE MORE AMBITIOUS TRAVELLERS
The alpine passes are alluring. To start off, the Nufenen, Furka and Grimsel Passes are more than worthwhile. Combine several destinations and it gets even better. Have you heard of the Alpenbrevet? The mountain village Goms is the perfect place to prepare for the legendary passes route. You «collect» passes to get certified. The most challenging route covers five passes (Nufenen, Lukmanier, Oberalp, Susten and Grimsel), a distance of 276 kilometres and an elevation change of 7000 metres. You can also choose to change the order and do Furka-Oberalp-Lukmanier-Nufenen or Grimsel-Susten-Gotthard-Nufenen or… Alright, easier written than done. You just need to see for yourself! Enjoy your trip!
One advise for the more relaxed travellers: You can conquer a pass by e-bike. Just be kind to those bikers who are not motorised… :-)
Mountainbike-TourA tour start with a magnificent alpine Panorama, beginning on the top of Grimsel Pass. Past the legendary «Totensee», you will soon reach the highest point at 2206 m above sea level. Here starts the long descent on the former mule track into the Obergoms valley.
Mountainbike-TourBeautiful bike-tour in nature. During the tour one gets rewarded for the effort: great view into Blinne- and Bächi valley, to Weisshorn and Matterhorn, to Galenstock and down into Rhone valley. At Galmihorn hut you can relax from the exertions and prepare for the downhil biking.
Velo - TourThe more or less even trail Rottenweg, alongside young Rhone river is perfect to explore Obergoms. At one point across wide meadows, at another point through sparse forest the Rottenweg trail leads from village to village. This comfortable biking trail therefore really invites to discover the ...
Mountainbike-TourDemanding bike-tour with magnificent panorama! The alpine path allows deep insights into impressing mountain landscape of Obergoms area. Who seeks sportive challenges in nature, far away from hectic tourist flow, will definitely get their money's worth.
Mountainbike-TourThe bike training route is a technically demanding circuit. It was created thanks to the «Bike-Rennen Goms», which is considered an event of a special kind among the insiders of the cross country scene. In the fast pace the biker sweeps over juicy mountain meadows and tricky singletrails in the ...