It was on the Simplon Pass, where once upon a time Napoleon and his army traveled south, only to suffer a crushing defeat - life is very peaceful today.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Brig
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 29.2 km
Total altitude meters: 1480 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 04:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 678 m
Culmination point: 2135 m
Season: Juni - Oktober
Panorama: Wunderbare Aussichtspunkte
Gastronomy: Brig, Ried bei Brig, Rosswald
Overnight: Brig, Ried bei Brig, Rosswald
Access starting point: Züge ab Basel, Bern, Genf, Lausanne und Chur
Access point of arrival: Züge nach Basel, Bern, Genf, Lausanne und Chur


The tour to the Ross forest and then down to Brig has much to do with conquering, too, but above all it is the battle to proof you mettle. The ascent covers 20 kilometers, but your bike's tachometer records barely 10 kilometers on the downhill ride. Get it? The technical experts amongst you will be delighted.

Tour Overview

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Brig - Biela - Lowina - Bächwald - Wäruheji - Riedalpji - Rosswald - Stafel - Saflischmatte - Rosswald - Glimmuschir - Resti - Bächwald - Schlüocht - Bach - Brig

The route starts at the train station of Brig, and runs at first through the Old Town upwards in the directions of Terman and Lowina. From Basweri, the ascent takes you through the shady Ried Forest to the Ross Forest. The next one-and-a-half kilometers are fairly leisurely, but the final ascent to Saflischmatte is tough going. The panorama is sensational and more than rewards you for the challenging ascent. What comes next is pure adrenalin. Thrills and hiking pleasures galore! The downhill ride to Brig has everything your heart desires. On several occasions the descent crosses the technically easy route you used for the ascent. This means that you can leave the challenging route at any time and return on the simpler route to Brig.


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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