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Bike tour Galmihornhütte

Mountain Bike · Switzerland
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  • Biketour Galmihorn
    / Biketour Galmihorn
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Blick ins Tal von der Galmihornhütte
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  • / Bächital
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  • / Blick zum Weisshorn
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  • / Wegweiser zur Galmihornhütte
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  • / Village square in the mountain village of Münster
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Orientation while biking
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Energetic mountabike outing from Reckingen to the Galmihorn hut
moderate
Distance 23.7 km
3:31 h
1,097 m
1,097 m
During the climb up above Reckingen, your efforts will be rewarded by sweeping views of Blinnental and Bächital, the Weisshorn, the Matterhorn and the Galenstock, and the Rhône Valley. Once you've reached the Galmihorn hut, you will relax and recuperate before beginning the descent.

Author’s recommendation

Recharge your batteries with a stop at the Galmihorn hut.
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Update: February 11, 2021
Difficulty
S0 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,395 m
Lowest point
1,312 m
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Rest Stop

Galmihornhütte
Buvette z'Guferschmatte

Safety information

Only use the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers as well as plants and animals. Hikers always have the right of way. Please assess your own abilities and physical condition. The use of the various routes is always at your own risk.

Tips and hints

Start

Reckingen, station (1,315 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'661'854E 1'146'666N
DD
46.468471, 8.243939
DMS
46°28'06.5"N 8°14'38.2"E
UTM
32T 441952 5146377
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Destination

Reckingen, station

Turn-by-turn directions

First you pass through the village of Reckingen-Gluringen, then you find yourself on the switchbacks of an asphalt road that soon turns into a smaller path. During the ascent, you will have to overcome a good 1100 meters in altitude, but the climb is very even and thus pleasant to ride. After about 12.5 kilometers you will reach the highest point of the tour at an altitude of 2396 meters.

You have earned a break, as well as a stop at the Galmihornhütte. You will reach this after a rapid trail descent. After the hut, the trail then turns back into a wider path that leads you back to the valley in long serpentines.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Reckingen

Getting there

If you are coming from Brig-Glis, drive along the main road following the river Rhône upstream towards Reckingen

Parking

Parking options are available at the train station in Reckingen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'661'854E 1'146'666N
DD
46.468471, 8.243939
DMS
46°28'06.5"N 8°14'38.2"E
UTM
32T 441952 5146377
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Our recommendation: Technically flawless bike, helmet, gloves and bell, depending on the weather suitable clothing (always with you: rain protection), beverage and food.

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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
23.7 km
Duration
3:31 h
Ascent
1,097 m
Descent
1,097 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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