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Bike tour Gämschfax

Mountain Bike · Goms
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  • Gämschfax
    Gämschfax
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The bike tour Gämschfax is demanding and offers a magnificent panorama. From alp to alp you will enjoy a beautiful mountain world.
moderate
Distance 30.5 km
3:47 h
1,048 m
1,048 m
2,239 m
1,345 m
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.  

Author’s recommendation

The tour can be shortened by riding directly to Obergesteln from Gämschfax.
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Update: June 28, 2022
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,239 m
Lowest point
1,345 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 23.45%Forested/wild trail 62.99%Path 12.87%Road 0.67%
Asphalt
7.1 km
Forested/wild trail
19.2 km
Path
3.9 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Walser
Golf- & Wellnesshotel Hubertus
Hotel Grimsel

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

Oberwald, station (1,371 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'377E 1'153'768N
DD
46.531615, 8.342936
DMS
46°31'53.8"N 8°20'34.6"E
UTM
32T 449611 5153326
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Destination

Oberwald, station

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach Oberwald from Visp/Brig by train.

Getting there

If you are coming from Brig-Glis, drive along the main road alongside the river Rhône towards Oberwald

Parking

Parking is available at the Oberwald train station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'377E 1'153'768N
DD
46.531615, 8.342936
DMS
46°31'53.8"N 8°20'34.6"E
UTM
32T 449611 5153326
w3w 
///loyal.speared.pelt
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist offices in Goms provide you with information material and brochures about mountain biking in the destination.

Author’s map recommendations

 

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen 

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
S1 moderate
Distance
30.5 km
Duration
3:47 h
Ascent
1,048 m
Descent
1,048 m
Highest point
2,239 m
Lowest point
1,345 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Downhill

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