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Bike tour Gämschfax

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  • Gämschfax
    / Gämschfax
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  • Zwischen Gämschfax und Obergesteln
    / Zwischen Gämschfax und Obergesteln
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • Von Obergesteln hoch
    / Von Obergesteln hoch
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
Map / Bike tour Gämschfax
1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 m km 5 10 15 20 25 Ulrichen Oberwald

Challenging bike tour with spectacular panoramic views
moderate
30.5 km
3:45 h
1030 m
1030 m
The high trail offers extensive views of the impressive mountain landscape of Obergoms. If you’re looking for sporty challenges in nature, far away from crowded tourist spots, you’ve come to the right place.

Author’s recommendation

The tour can be shortened by riding directly to Obergesteln from Gämschfax.
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Obergoms Tourismus AG
Updated: December 04, 2019

Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2246 m
Lowest point
1345 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The use of the bike paths is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. During your tour it is advisable to use only marked paths and roads. Respect the rules of Swiss road traffic and follow all signs and instructions - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Technically flawless bike or bicycle with bell
  • Bicycle helmet and gloves
  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

Tips, hints and links

Start

Oberwald, Bahnhof (1371 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.531615, 8.342936
UTM
32T 449611 5153326

Destination

Oberwald, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the train station in Oberwald, we will take the cycle path heading north, soon finding ourselves on a winding trail on which we will quickly gain altitude. After around 4km, we will leave the asphalt path and turn left. We will need to climb around 1,000 metres on our way up, but the path is very smooth.

After around 10km, there will be a brief downhill trail, after which we will alternate between cycling uphill and downhill. We will reach the highest point of the tour at around 2,250m, which is followed by a long, pleasant descent – first via a path, then via winding stretches – to Ulrichen. There, we will cross the train tracks and take a leisurely ride alongside the Rhône back to Oberwald.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The tour will start and end at Oberwald train station

Getting there

If you are coming from Brig-Glis, drive along the main road alongside the river Rhône towards Oberwald

Parking

Parking options are available at the train station in Oberwald
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
30.5 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
1030 m
Descent
1030 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic

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