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Grimsel - Bike

Mountain Bike · Obergoms
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    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Wonderful alpine panorama
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  • / Platz für alle - Wanderer und Biker gemeinsam auf dem Weg
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The Trail Grimsel - Bike impresses with a wonderful alpine panorama and follows the original tracks of the pack muleteers from the Grimsel pass to the bottom of the valley.
difficult
10.3 km
1:30 h
44 m
853 m
Those who like to steer their bikes on agile downhill rides will feel comfortable on the Grimsel Trail. For once, the more than 800 metres of altitude difference are not to be overcome uphill but downhill.

The start is at the Grimsel pass summit. Right at the starting point a wonderful alpine panorama invites you to take a moment to enjoy the enchanting view of the Bernese Alps and the precious moated castle of the Grimsel world.

Passing the legendary "Totesee" you reach the highest point of the tour at 2206 m above sea level in about 1.5 km. Again a wonderful view invites you to stay. Here the countless peaks of the Valais Alps present themselves up to the world-famous Matterhorn. Far down in the valley, the young Rhone winds its way through the fertile valley floor of the Goms.

Then it's off! The long descent leads through various vegetation stages to the final point in Obergesteln. For centuries, this path (Via Sbrinz) was also used by the heavily loaded mule trains on their way south.

Author’s recommendation

Stoneman Glaciara

The mountain bike experience of Roland Stauder in Switzerland. 127 km and 4,700 spectacular metres in altitude - peaks, glaciers, great emotions.

Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2206 m
Lowest point
1353 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Grimsel Passhöhe
Hotel Alpenrösli

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 report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Grimselpass, Busstop «Grimsel Passhöhe» (2163 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.561745, 8.338151
DMS
46°33'42.3"N 8°20'17.3"E
UTM
32T 449272 5156677
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Destination

Obergesteln, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Grimsel Pass - Twäregg - Nassbode - Unnerbrunnji - Jungstafel - Grimselchäller - Mangel - Obergesteln

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel.

In Oberwald, change to the PostAuto Grimselpass-Linie to the stop «Grimsel Passhöhe».

The timetables for all trains and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Oberwald. From here you follow route no. 6 for 6 km to the Grimsel pass.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka

Parking

Public parking spaces are available on the Grimsel Pass or in Oberwald, train station. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

DD
46.561745, 8.338151
DMS
46°33'42.3"N 8°20'17.3"E
UTM
32T 449272 5156677
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
  • National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen 

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Bike tour Gämschfax
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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
44 m
Descent
853 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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