The Heida circuit tour is a diverse and beautiful all-mountain route on which bikers can enjoy flowing single-trail descents.
It’s just a few minutes by cable car from Stalden to Staldenried, where the circuit tour begins with a climb to the hamlet of Riedji, covering around 500 altitude metres. It’s worth taking a short break at this point to enjoy the view of the Augstbord region and the Bernese Alps, including the imposing Bietschhorn. Next, a wonderful single trail leads through the forest to Unnerbrunnu and on to Visperterminen. The village of Heida is home to Europe’s highest vineyard and offers a range of cultural experiences, as well as an impressive barn in the old village centre. The tour continues with a short descent to Niederhäusern. Bikers can then enjoy a simple, idyllic trail featuring a level section and a short, sharp climb followed by a descent to Staldenried. A flowing trail takes you from Staldenried to Neubrück. The final stretch of the route to Visp can be covered on the Zermatt–Visp connecting trail (No. 150).
The “Kinderwelt” children’s paradise in Visperterminen features lovingly designed, unconventional playgrounds inside five traditional Valais barns.
Safety informationUse 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.
Tips, hints and links
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Getting thereIdeally go to Stalden.
ParkingThere are a range of parking options available in Stalden: https://www.stalden.ch/sites/verkehr-umwelt/parkmoeglichkeiten
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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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