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From Heiligkreuz to Breithorn past Twingi Gorge

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  • On the way to Breithornsattel
    / On the way to Breithornsattel
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  • Challenging cycle trail in Aletsch Arena
    / Challenging cycle trail in Aletsch Arena
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    / Bikers enjoying the spectacular views of Aletsch Arena
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Map / From Heiligkreuz to Breithorn past Twingi Gorge
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Challenging bike route to Breithornsattel past Twingi Gorge with a 1800 m ascent

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difficult
48.2 km
4:45 h
1817 m
1817 m

Fitness is a must on this wonderfully beautiful tour! The ascent to the Breithornsattel definitely packs a punch, but you'll be rewarded with a tremendous view and a rapid descent. So while this may not be the most challenging tour for riders, it has more than enough potential to be considered an absolute highlight.

Author’s recommendation

Don’t miss the chance to stop by Twingi Gorge and the village Ernen with its picturesque main square.

Difficulty
S1 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2451 m
Lowest point
879 m
Best time of year
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Equipment

Weather-proof clothing, solid footwear, refreshment/water.

Tips, hints and links

Contact us for further information:

Aletsch Arena AG

Furkastrasse 39

CH-3983 Mörel-Filet

Tel.: +41 27 928 58 58

Fax: +41 27 928 58 59

E-Mail: info@aletscharena.ch

Internet: www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Fiesch, Infocenter (1058 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.403883, 8.135270
UTM
32T 433530 5139286

Destination

Fiesch

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting by the tourist office in Fiesch, ride along Furkastrasse towards Lax, turn left by the tennis court at the end of the village and cross the Rhone bridge by the power station. After a short distance across country you'll reach Binntalstrasse that leads to the village of Ernen, famous for its square featuring the Capuchin and William Tell houses as well as St. George's Church. From Ernen, continue riding up Binntalstrasse to the Binn Valley tunnel, which you'll pass on the right as you take the dirt track through the wild and romantic Twingi Gorge. At the end of the gorge you'll pass the hamlet of Ze Binne by a small reservoir and follow the road towards Heiligkreuz. From here you'll have to pedal hard to overcome the altitude difference of just under 1,000 metres on the dirt track up to the Breithornsattel. When you reach the top you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Aletsch Plateau on the opposite side, the Finsteraarhorn and the Fiescher Glacier. Enjoy a well-earned rest before taking on the rapid descent to the village of Grengiols. Just below the village, turn off to the right and pass beneath the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway viaduct towards Furkastrasse. The road will lead you back to Fiesch via Lax after a short final ascent by the Deischerkehre tunnel.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From Brig train station to Fiesch with Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (travel time: 30 min.).

Parking

Please inform yourself about parking facilities in the area.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
closed
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
48.2 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
1817 m
Descent
1817 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic

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Highest point
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