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Ried alps round trip

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  • Biking on the sunny slopes of the Rhone Valley
    / Biking on the sunny slopes of the Rhone Valley
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / On the way to Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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A beautiful track for passionate bikers along several Valais villages in the surroundings of Riederalp
closed
moderate
Distance 18.8 km
2:15 h
803 m
803 m
1,904 m
1,190 m

This beautiful route on the sunny slopes of the Rhone Valley passes by idyllic Valais villages and hamlets. With technically demanding passages and an altitude difference of 600 metres to overcome at the end of the tour, it also has some real challenges to offer.

Author’s recommendation

The ascent back to Riederalp covers an altitude difference of about 600 metres. If you'd prefer to avoid the climb, you can make your way back to the Aletsch Plateau on the cable car from Ried-Mörel.
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,904 m
Lowest point
1,190 m
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Safety information

There's a challenging trail and two dykes leading to Ried-Mörel, therefore you should push your bike across the dykes.

Tips and hints

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

Riederalp, Infocenter (1,900 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'756E 1'136'449N
DD
46.377851, 8.033349
DMS
46°22'40.3"N 8°02'00.1"E
UTM
32T 425661 5136484
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Destination

Riederalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting by the tourist office Riederalp, ride eastwards until you reach the Moosfluh valley station. Turn right here onto the path that winds its way in long sweeps through the hamlets of Biel, Bina and Gstalji down to Golmenegg and onwards to Goppisberg. The route now continues westwards on the asphalt road to Greich. The next section of the tour is a little harder: a challenging trail and two dykes leading to Ried-Mörel. These passages will be no problem for proficient bikers, but otherwise you'd be well advised to push your bike across the dykes. Now continue on the asphalt road to Oberried. The final stage of the tour runs along a forest road back to Riederalp.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig main station to Mörel with Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn (travel time: 15 min.), just a few minutes‘ walk from Riederalp.

Parking

Please inform yourself about parking facilities in the area.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'756E 1'136'449N
DD
46.377851, 8.033349
DMS
46°22'40.3"N 8°02'00.1"E
UTM
32T 425661 5136484
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
18.8 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
803 m
Descent
803 m
Highest point
1,904 m
Lowest point
1,190 m
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