The Goms landscape is notable for its broad, open expanse of valley that tapers up steeply on both sides. Pretty as a picture, people say, when they look at the charming villages with their typical wooden houses. Even so, the Goms tends to be undervalued in terms of the skills it demands from passionate bikers. Now, that would be unfair for a place where the cream of Swiss cross-country skiers blaze their trails in the winter snow, or where views of the summer landscape are best appreciated by taking tours through marvellous forests and mountainsides, as you'll agree when you go on a bike ride from Obergesteln to the Gämschfax.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Obergesteln Train Staion
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 29.7 km
Total altitude meters: 1158 m
Biking time: 02:30 - 03:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1355 m
Culmination point: 2220 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Gorgeous views of the Goms
Gastronomy: Obergesteln, Oberwald, Ulrichen
Overnight: Obergesteln, Oberwald, Ulrichen
Access starting point: By Matterhorn-Gotthard train from Brig to Obergesteln
Access point of arrival: Obergesteln Train Staion
Literature: Bike-Explorer

Tour Overview

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Obergesteln - Oberwald - Rhonequelle - Sattelti - Unnerbodme - Chietal - Gämschfax - Üerlichergale - Ulrichen - Obergesteln

At Obergesteln follow the highway along the left bank of the Rhone. At Oberwald, ride uphill. At 6.5 km the road turns into the forest. Once you reach the altitude of 2,100 m, there is no additional ascent and you will bike downhill soon, but at 7 km the course goes uphill again. The Alpine road back to the valley is as interesting as it is uneven. The last stage through the pastures leads back to the starting point on an even course.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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