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Kalpetran Enduro

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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.
Distance 12.8 km
0:58 h
57 m
1,238 m
2,084 m
866 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.
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Nicolas Mari
Update: November 17, 2021
S3 difficult
Highest point
Schwarzi Blatte, 2,084 m
Lowest point
Kalpetran, 866 m
Best time of year

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

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Moosalp (2,048 m)
2'630'133E 1'122'290N
46.251367, 7.829388
46°15'04.9"N 7°49'45.8"E
32T 409768 5122642



Turn-by-turn directions

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


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Regular rail connections to Visp from across Switzerland. Continue by postal bus to Moosalp.

Bike reservation required by 4pm the evening before by phone on 058 386 69 00 or by email at For Sundays and Mondays, reservations must be made by 5pm on Friday evening.


Getting there

Ideally go to Visp.


Parking spaces available at Visp railway station, direct connection by postal bus to Bürchen.




2'630'133E 1'122'290N
46.251367, 7.829388
46°15'04.9"N 7°49'45.8"E
32T 409768 5122642
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist offices in Visp and Bürchen have 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


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.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Niki Huwyler
August 03, 2019 · Community
Schöne S1 Tour, nur im unteren Teil S2
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Singletrail Start
Photo: Niki Huwyler, CC BY, Community
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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When did you do this route? September 14, 2018
Aussicht ins Mattertal
Photo: Delia Inniger, Community

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Singletrail Start
Aussicht ins Mattertal

S3 difficult
12.8 km
0:58 h
57 m
1,238 m
Highest point
2,084 m
Lowest point
866 m
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