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Moosalp Plateau Bike

Mountain Bike · Valais
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  • / Mountainbike, Moosalp
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  • / Moosalp Plateau Tour
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  • / Mountain bikers along the bisse
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  • / Moosalp Bike Ride
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  • / Mountain biker at the Brig bus stop
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An impressive circuit tour through Alpine pastures, larch forests and mountain villages, with tough climbs, flowing descents and amazing view of the surrounding 4,000-metre peaks.
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47.9 km
7:25 h
1872 m
1872 m
First take the PostBus from Visp to Bürchen, where the tour begins. After a short stretch of trail leading to Unterbach, the tour passes through Schlüechtgartu to Eischoll. It then crosses through the heart of the village before heading up to the mountain station of the Striggen chairlift and on to Ginals. Without ever losing sight of the majestic Bietschhorn, the route continues to Gibidum, where the “Magic Trail” begins its winding descent to Brandalp. The tour then heads back to Bürchen via a gravel road. If you still have strength in your legs, you can then cycle the roughly 500 altitude metres to Moosalp – if not, you can make the journey via PostBus. The trail fun starts at Moosalp: a flowing single trail leads through a beautiful larch forest to Zeneggen via Törbel. A climb through the Mittlere Hellela nature reserve takes you back to Bürchen. There are excellent trails available from Zeneggen or Bürchen to make the journey back to Visp.

Author’s recommendation

It’s worth visiting the “Urchigs Terbil” open-air museum in Törbel to get an insight into daily life in the Valais mountain village of yesteryear. 
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Author
Nicolas Mari
Updated: July 03, 2020
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gibidum, 2106 m
Lowest point
In der Bächi, 1151 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, 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:

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Start

Bürchen (1442 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.279963, 7.821988
DMS
46°16'47.9"N 7°49'19.2"E
UTM
32T 409245 5125828
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Destination

Bürchen

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Bürchen -> Unterbäch -> Eischoll -> Ginals -> Brandalp -> Bürchen -> Moosalp -> Törbel -> Zeneggen -> Bürchen

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 Bürchen.

Getting there

Ideally go to Visp.

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.279963, 7.821988
DMS
46°16'47.9"N 7°49'19.2"E
UTM
32T 409245 5125828
w3w 
///weekday.marsh.idealist
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: 1288 Raron / 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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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
47.9 km
Duration
7:25h
Ascent
1872 m
Descent
1872 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Disability access Single trail/Free ride Pumptrack

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