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Gspon Panorama Bike

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  • Mountain bikers at the beginning of the descent from Gspon to Brig
    / Mountain bikers at the beginning of the descent from Gspon to Brig
    Photo: Marco Schnyder, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Passage near Lake Gebidem
    Photo: Marco Schnyder, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Biker in the forest Gspon Panorama Bike
    Photo: Visp Tourismus, Visp Tourismus
  • / Biker Gspon panorama bike
    Photo: Visp Tourismus, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Luftseilbahn Gspon Bergstation
    Photo: Visp Tourismus, Visp Tourismus
  • / Impressive view of the Bernese and Valais Alps
    Photo: Marco Schnyder, Valais/Wallis Promotion
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The Gspon-Brig tour is a varied gem of an allmountain and crosscountry trail with views of the Bernese and Valais Alps as well as a sweeping descent over 1,500 meters in altitude difference.
moderate
Distance 24.1 km
2:46 h
412 m
1,632 m
Gspon can be reached by cable car from Stalden in just a few minutes. A beautiful trail leads from the mountain station to the Gibidum pass via Sädolwald forest nature reserve. From the high-altitude plateau bikers enjoy an impressive view of the Bernese and Valais Alps. The nearby lake Gibidumsee is the perfect place for a break in this exceptional mountain landscape. A steep but flowing allmountain trail leads from the Gibidum pass into the wild Nanztal Valley. In the valley, the trail passes the beautiful Nidristi Alp on its way to Schratt, where you can fill up your water bottle at a wooden fountain. The tour continues towards Brig-Glis on a first-class trail that makes for fast and smooth riding after its more technically challenging first section. Brig-Glis offers plenty of options for rounding out the day’s biking with a well-earned meal. The excellent public transport connections mean the town can also be used as a starting point for further bike tours.

Author’s recommendation

The stunning view of the Gibidum pass and the incredible mountain landscape around lake Gibidumsee are perfect for a relaxing break.
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gibidumpass, 2,203 m
Lowest point
Brig, 672 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

Gspon (1,892 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'635'765E 1'119'409N
DD
46.225182, 7.902196
DMS
46°13'30.7"N 7°54'07.9"E
UTM
32T 415340 5119652
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Destination

Brig

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Gspon -> Gibidum pass -> Brig

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the SBB train to Visp. From Visp you have regular train and bus connections to Stalden. Continue to Gspon by cable car.

Getting there

Ideally go to Stalden.

Parking

There are a range of parking options available in Stalden: https://www.stalden.ch/sites/verkehr-umwelt/parkmoeglichkeiten

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'635'765E 1'119'409N
DD
46.225182, 7.902196
DMS
46°13'30.7"N 7°54'07.9"E
UTM
32T 415340 5119652
w3w 
///march.mothering.idealist
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1308 St. Niklaus and 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

3.0
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Wolfgang Gleirscher 
August 24, 2021 · Community
Tolle Tour!
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When did you do this route? August 08, 2021
Ueli R. Frischknecht
August 03, 2019 · Community
Ich bin vermutlich einer der zitierten Cross-Countrybiker ;-) - Anstieg Gspon - Gibidumpass finde ich sehr schön, abwechslungsreich und mit nur kurzen Schiebepassagen. Abfahrt vom Gibidumpass bis ins Nanztal etwas langweilig. Durchs Nanztal wiederum an vielen Stellen flowige, weiche Trails. Die letzten ca. 2 Km runter nach Glis waren mir etwas zu ruppig, jedoch durchaus fahrbar. Insgesamt eine lohnende Tour mit grossem Spassfaktor.
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Aufstieg von Gspon
Photo: Ueli R. Frischknecht, Community
Auf dem Trail Richtung Gibidumpass
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Vor dem Gibidumpass
Photo: Ueli R. Frischknecht, Community
Im wilden Nanztal
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Flowige Trails im Nanztal
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Photo: Ueli R. Frischknecht, Community
Photo: Ueli R. Frischknecht, Community
Tolle Abkühlung im Sommer
Photo: Ueli R. Frischknecht, Community
Im Nanztal
Photo: Ueli R. Frischknecht, Community
Dominic Birrer 
June 21, 2019 · Community
Salü Corrado - danke für Euer Feedback. Eure Anpassung macht durchaus Sinn so. Für Biker, die eher einfache Wege suchen werden auf dieser Tour mit einem phänomenalen Panorama belohnt.
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
24.1 km
Duration
2:46 h
Ascent
412 m
Descent
1,632 m
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