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.
The mountain bike experience of Roland Stauder in Switzerland. 127 km and 4,700 spectacular metres in altitude - peaks, glaciers, great emotions.
Safety informationThe 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
Getting thereFrom 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 .
ParkingPublic parking spaces are available on the Grimsel Pass or in Oberwald, train station. Follow the local parking guidance system.
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- 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