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.
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).
Take a break in Embd to fortify yourself at the Restaurant Morgenrot or go for a walk in the old village centre.
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 havepriority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’sown risk.
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Getting thereIdeally go to Visp.
ParkingParking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For Sundays and Mondays, reservations must be made by 5pm on Friday evening).
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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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