The high-altitude trail allows deep insights into the impressive mountain landscape of the Goms. Those who are looking for sporting challenges in nature, far away from hectic tourist streams, will get their money's worth here. The views, which may be looked at during this tour, will remain in your memory forever.
- 30,48 km
- 3 hours 47 minutes
- 2239 m
- 1345 m
- start: Oberwald, station
- destination: Oberwald, station
Good to know
From the Oberwald train station, head north on the bike path and you will soon find yourself on a serpentine route that lets you quickly gain altitude. After just under four kilometers, you leave the asphalt path to the left. On the climb you will overcome over 1000 meters of altitude, but this runs more or less evenly.After about 10 kilometers there is a short trail descent, then it continues in alternating ups and downs. You reach the highest point of the tour at about 2250 meters altitude, then follows a long and beautiful descent - first over a path, then over serpentines and finally down to Ulrichen. There you cross the railroad tracks and cycle leisurely along the Rhone back to Oberwald.
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.
Our recommendation: Technically flawless bike, helmet, gloves and bell, depending on the weather suitable clothing (always with you: rain protection), beverage and food.
The tour can be shortened by riding directly to Obergesteln from Gämschfax.
If you are coming from Brig-Glis, drive along the main road alongside the river Rhône towards Oberwald
Parking is available at the Oberwald train station.
You can reach Oberwald from Visp/Brig by train.
The tourist offices in Goms provide you with information material and brochures about mountain biking in the destination.
Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen
- Summer sports report at https://www.obergoms.ch/summer-report
- Time table www.sbb.ch
- Telephone number of rescue service: 144