Biking in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

Is that all you can do? I am bored to death! Come on! Can’t you break through? Am I too hard on you? Set me in a softer mode. That’ll be fun. Or put me to the test! Feed me single trails, roots, rocks and bunny hops! You think you’re cool? Well, you don’t know me yet. I am your suspension fork.

Okay, not all suspension forks are that «evil». Not everyone has to turn into a mountain bike pro in Goms. One thing is certain, though: The suspension fork on your bike will not be bored here.

BIKE TOURS FOR AFICIONADOS

Beside the rather easy Rhône Route 1, you can choose from the following more demanding routes:

  • Gämschfax
  • Galmihornhütte
  • Grimsel

SAFETY AND CONSIDERATION

A mountain bike tour on one of the many routes through the Valais is an incomparable pleasure. It is essential that you observe certain rules of conduct - for your safety, for the protection of nature and for an optimal coexistence with other users of the route. Be considerate of hikers so that everyone can pursue their leisure activities in the best conditions. Slow down your journey and warn and greet pedestrians who also want to take advantage of the enchanting Valais landscapes. So that everyone can enjoy the mountain world.

The five rules of the Bike Code of the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu):

1. Wear protective equipment
2. Assess your skills correctly
3. Give way to the wanderers
4. Stay on the trail
5. Close pasture fences

YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DOWNHILL?

Speedy, racy downhill trails in Bellwald will get you pumped. The trails are accessible by cable car. Even pros reach their limits competing in international downhill races. Every suspension fork will squeak until you reach the finish line.

BIKING IN GOMS

During the past few years, Goms and Upper Valais have established themselves as biker’s paradise: Plenty of bike routes are accessible by train or cable car. Biker hotels and specialised bike shops guarantee an excellent all-round service for individual travellers and offer everything for your perfect guided tour. Families love the relaxing bike or e-bike ride along the Rhône. Our mountain village Goms is the ideal starting point for tours in the Upper Valais. For further information, contact one of our tourist information centres.

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