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Giw Enduro

· 2 reviews · Mountain Bike · Visperterminen
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  • Downhill from Giw to Visp by mountain bike
    / Downhill from Giw to Visp by mountain bike
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  • / Downhill in the forest by mountain bike
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  • / Slalom between the trees
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  • / Mountain bikers ride near a pool on the descent to Giw.
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Featuring a varied descent spanning roughly 1,200 altitude metres, the tour from Giw to Visp is a real enduro highlight of the Valais Alps.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
0:48 h
3 m
1,318 m
The Giw mountain station is easily accessible via chairlift from Visperterminen. Before heading off, bikers can stop by the terrace of the mountain restaurant to treat themselves to a coffee and enjoy the view of the Weisshorn, the Mischabel range, and the imposing Bietschhorn. Afterwards, the trail fun begins in earnest: a clear and wide trail with multiple descents awaits bikers on the first downhill section from Giw to Muttji. The route then levels out on its way to Hüoterhüsi, before passing through the picturesque hamlet of Ara on its way to Hotee. From there, the single trail is a real enduro highlight: the varied, winding flow trail is embedded in the forest as if carved by the hand of an artist. The tour ends in Visp, where the charming old town is well worth a visit – its numerous restaurants with garden terraces give it an Italian vibe.

Author’s recommendation

The terrace of Giw mountain restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the Bietschhorn.
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Giw, 1,962 m
Lowest point
Visp, 646 m
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Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting. Kindly close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers, as well as to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Tips and hints

More information:

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Start

Giw (1,962 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'637'398E 1'122'787N
DD
46.255478, 7.923627
DMS
46°15'19.7"N 7°55'25.1"E
UTM
32T 417038 5122996
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Destination

Visp

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Giw -> Visp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Regular rail services to Visp from across Switzerland. Continue by postal bus to Visperterminen and take the chairlift to Giw.

Getting there

Ideally go to Visp.

Parking

Parking spaces available directly at Visp railway station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'637'398E 1'122'787N
DD
46.255478, 7.923627
DMS
46°15'19.7"N 7°55'25.1"E
UTM
32T 417038 5122996
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Visperterminen has a range of brochures and other informative material about mountain biking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1288 Raron und 1289 Brig

Equipment

We recommend: a bike in excellent working order, a helmet, gloves and a bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

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Rating

4.5
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Marco SummermatterSät 
July 21, 2020 · Community
Tolle Trail. Leider fehlt die Beschilderung. Hatte ein paar mal Mühe die Strecke zu finden. Bitte unbedingt beschildern.
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Niki Huwyler
August 04, 2019 · Community
Schöne Tour. Oben S1 wenn man dem Track folgt. Unten unsere Strecke dem Wanderweg entlang ohne Strasse S1-S3
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2019
Wasserweg
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
0:48 h
Ascent
3 m
Descent
1,318 m
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