Great attraction of this route is undoubtedly the scenery, with glorious panoramic views. Starting at the Grimsel Pass by the shimmering Totensee lake, the trail soon reaches its highest point at 2,206 metres before beginning the long descent into the Rhône valley.
The route starts at the Grimsel Pass and finishes at Obergesteln after a ride of 11 km and a vertical drop of 800 metres: perfect for mountain bikers who prefer descents to climbs. For the first section of the itinerary, as far as Unnerbrunnji, you follow in the footsteps of the mule drivers who for centuries transported goods between northern and southern Europe via the Grimsel: you are riding on trails steeped in history. The descent continues through a larch forest until Obergesteln.
Visit the historic alpine hotel Grimsel Hospiz
Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and 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.
We 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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From Brig, follow Route 19 "Furkastrasse" to Gletsch. In Gletsch, turn left on Gletsch/Route 6 (signs for Grimsel). From Innertkirchen, follow Grimselstrasse/Route 6 (signs for Gletsch/Grimsel) for 26 km.
In Oberwald and at the Grimsel Pas