From the village of Oberwald to the charming town of Brig, this gentle downhill fourth stage of the Valais Cycling Tour is perfect after having climbed one of the mythic Alpine passes of the region (Nufenen, Grimsel or Furka).
This stage is the least difficult of the Valais Cycling Tour: most of the route is downhill. Starting from Goms, you will discover the unique atmosphere of the Haut Valais villages scattered along the roadside. The route leads to Brig along the young and vibrant Rhone river, born just a few kilometres upstream at the Furka glacier.
Take the time to stop in Fiesch to take the two gondolas toward Fiescheralp and the Eggishorn (2,934m). Here you will see the mighty Aletsch glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Safety informationStrictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike. Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereFrom Brig, follow route 19 "Furkastrasse" for 40km until Oberwald.
ParkingThis tour is one stage of the Valais Cycling tour where the finish is not at the same place as the starting point. Therefore, we recommend arriving by public transport. Otherwise there are parkings at the train station in Brig, follow the local park routeing to access them.
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EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
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