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Mountain Bike

Heida Loop

· 1 review · Mountain Bike · Valais
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  • Mountain biker in the forest
    / Mountain biker in the forest
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • / Vignoble vers Visperterminen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Valais/Wallis Promotion - Christian Pfammatter
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The Heida circuit tour is a diverse and beautiful all-mountain route on which bikers can enjoy flowing single-trail descents.
moderate
18.5 km
2:33 h
726 m
726 m
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).

Author’s recommendation

The “Kinderwelt” children’s paradise in Visperterminen features lovingly designed, unconventional playgrounds inside five traditional Valais barns.

Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Riedji, 1582 m
Lowest point
Rohre, 1007 m
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Safety information

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.

Tips, hints and links

More information:

View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: 

Start

Staldenried (1176 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.229207, 7.885628
DMS
46°13'45.1"N 7°53'08.3"E
UTM
32T 414068 5120118
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Destination

Staldenried / Neubrück

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Staldenried -> Visperterminen -> Staldenried -> Neubrück

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular rail connections to Stalden with the MGB railway. Continue by LSSG cable car to Staldenried/Gspon.

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

DD
46.229207, 7.885628
DMS
46°13'45.1"N 7°53'08.3"E
UTM
32T 414068 5120118
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Staldenried-Gspon has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

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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Chiara Zen
April 22, 2019 · Community
Very scenic , nice and not too steep road going up, nice piece in the forest (5 min push) , small village.. :)
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
18.5 km
Duration
2:33h
Ascent
726 m
Descent
726 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Disability access

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