Begin and end of tour: Blatten
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 16.7 km
Total altitude meters: 808 m
Biking time: 01:30 - 02:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1332 m
Culmination point: 2130 m
Season: Juni - Oktober
Panorama: Grandiose Ausblicke auf die Walliser Alpen
Gastronomy: Blatten, Belalp
Overnight: Blatten, Belalp
Access starting point: Busse ab Brig
Access point of arrival: Busse nach Brig
The Belalp rises on a sun-drenched mountain terrace high above Brig, the main town in Upper Valais, and is a popular starting point for tours into the High Alps of the Aletsch Glacier Region. The biking tour from Blatten to the Belalp expands into vistas of the region's natural beauty. Come and simply enjoy.
Blatten - Müolera - Täätsche - Bäll - Belalp - Hotel Belalp - Egga - Rischinu - Blatten
The tour starts in Blatten and takes you at first on an asphalted road in the direction of Tschuggen. This road then turns into an unpaved road that below Bäll starts getting steeper, so that the ascent becomes truly challenging. Your efforts are rewarded: the hamlet of Bäll is truly worth seeing. On an almost flat road you will then continue your tour in the direction of Hotel Belalp. From this vantage point, the vistas are absolutely unique. From the Belalp a challenging 2-kilometer long trail leads down to Egga. Total concentration on the trail is required. Finally, a leisurely, gradually descending path brings you back to Blatten, the starting point of your tour.
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.