127 kilometers and 4,700 spectacular meters of elevation gain among glaciers, countless 4,000-meter peaks and the enchanting mysticism of centuries-old mountain villages – this is the Stoneman Glaciara, Roland Stauder’s exclusive mountain bike experience in Switzerland.
Distance 126.4 km
The Stoneman route leads through three balanced stages, up into the Aletsch region and back to Mörel. With almost 1,600 meters of elevation gain, the most challenging ascent follows: an old military road leads steeply up to Breithorn pass at an altitude of 2,451 m. Next comes the descent into the Binntal valley. From then on, it follows the Rhone river towards Obergoms – through ancient, mystical villages, past monuments steeped in history and by inviting cafes. Stoneman Glaciara is calling. Calling on adventurous mountain bikers ready for a very special challenge in the midst of spectacular scenery.
The tour can be finished in two to four daily stages. Accommodation is available at the villages along the tour.
Safety informationUse 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
Information about the destinations:
Getting thereFrom Sierre follow route 9 until Brig. Then take route 19 (direction Furka Pass) to your departure destination. The villages around the Aletsch Glacier (Aletsch Arena) are car free, access by cable car only.
ParkingFollow the local car park routeing at the chosen destination for departure.
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EquipmentWe 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.
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