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Mountain Bike

Kalpetran Enduro

· 2 reviews · Mountain Bike · Valais
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  • view over the valley
    / view over the valley
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  • / Breathtaking view of the many 4000
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  • / 2 mountain bikers over the Saas valley
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  • / Descent of the bike tour "Moosalp Kalpetran Enduro"
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A downhill-heavy enduro highlight that will thrill even the most demanding bikers. Pure fun on a trail covering over 1,100 metres in altitude difference.
difficult
12.8 km
0:58 h
57 m
1238 m
First take the PostBus from Visp to Moosalp. The route begins right by the Restaurant Moosalp and leads through an initial three-kilometre stretch over a relatively flat and wide hiking trail towards Alp Pletsche. There is an unforgettable view of the imposing four-thousand-metre peaks of the Saas and Mattertal valleys to enjoy along the way. Shortly before Alp Pletsche, the trail forks to the left and the freeride fun begins. The first stretch of the trail is both varied and steep, and you should exercise caution on exposed sections. You can stop off at the rustic Restaurant Morgenrot on arrival in Embd. The next stretch leads through winding, exposed and rocky terrain to Kalpetran via Gufersch Bodo. The technically challenging sections and tight corners on this second part of the trail offer plenty of excitement, but should present no problems for experienced riders. Once you arrive in Kalpetran, you have the option of continuing on to the Visp-Zermatt connecting trail (No. 150).

Author’s recommendation

Take a break in Embd to fortify yourself at the Restaurant Morgenrot or go for a walk in the old village centre.

Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Schwarzi Blatte, 2084 m
Lowest point
Kalpetran, 866 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 havepriority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’sown risk.

Tips, hints and links

More information:

View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: 

Start

Moosalp (2048 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.251367, 7.829388
DMS
46°15'04.9"N 7°49'45.8"E
UTM
32T 409768 5122642
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Destination

Kalpetran

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Moosalp -> Pletsche -> Embd -> Kalpetran

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular rail connections to Visp from across Switzerland. Continue by PostBus to Moosalp.

Getting there

Ideally go to Visp.

Parking

Parking spaces available at Visp railway station, direct connection by PostBus to Bürchen* (reservation required by 5pm the evening before by phone on 058 386 69 00 or by email at wallis@carpostal.ch. For Sundays and Mondays, reservations must be made by 5pm on Friday evening).

Coordinates

DD
46.251367, 7.829388
DMS
46°15'04.9"N 7°49'45.8"E
UTM
32T 409768 5122642
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Grächen 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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Reviews

3.5
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Niki Huwyler 
August 03, 2019 · Community
Schöne S1 Tour, nur im unteren Teil S2
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Singletrail Start
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Delia Inniger
May 20, 2019 · Community
Tolle Tour. Als Variante kann die Tour auch via Emdbach (kleine Schiebepassage) nach Jungen fortgesetzt werden. Tolle Abfahrt bis nach Jungen und anschliessend runter nach St. Niklaus.
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Done at September 14, 2018
Aussicht ins Mattertal
Photo: Delia Inniger, Community

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Singletrail Start
Aussicht ins Mattertal

Reviews
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
0:58h
Ascent
57 m
Descent
1238 m
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