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Ried circular tour

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A treat for technically skilled bikers: a circular tour on sunny slopes, past idyllic Valais hamlets, with challenging trail sections and a 600m climb.
Open
moderate
Distance 19 km
2:15 h
803 m
803 m
1,904 m
1,190 m
Start at the Infocenter on Riederalp and head eastwards to Moosfluh valley station. Here, you switch to the trail that turns off to the right and winds in long serpentines via the hamlets of Biel, Bina and Gstalji down to Golmenegg and on to Goppisberg. On the paved road, you now cycle westwards to Greich. There, a fairly difficult section of route awaits you: you reach Ried-Mörel via a challenging trail that crosses two ditches. These passages are no problem for technically experienced bikers, but everyone else is advised to push their bike across the ditches. Continue on the paved road to Oberried. The last stage of the tour is a climb of around 600m on the forest road back up to Riederalp.

Hint: This bike tour is suitable for E-MTBs, but it will take you less time than suggested. The precise time required can be calculated on our Tour Portal.

Author’s recommendation

The climb back up to Riederalp involves a good 600 metres of elevation gain. If you want to avoid this climb, you can take the cable car from Ried-Mörel back to the Aletsch plateau.
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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Update: July 29, 2022
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,904 m
Lowest point
1,190 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.19%Nature trail 61.60%Road 31.19%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Nature trail
11.7 km
Road
5.9 km
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Safety information

Use only the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers, plants and animals. Hikers always have right of way. Assess your skill and fitness level realistically. Riding the various routes is always at your own risk.

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Riederalp Mitte mountain railway station (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'750E 1'136'492N
DD
46.378241, 8.033276
DMS
46°22'41.7"N 8°01'59.8"E
UTM
32T 425656 5136528
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Destination

Riederalp Mitte mountain railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Riederalp Mitte mountain railway station - Golmenegg - Goppisberg - Greich - Ried-Mörel - Oberried - Nieschbord - Riederalp Mitte mountain railway station

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.

Getting there

Parking

Please inform yourself about parking facilities in the area.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'750E 1'136'492N
DD
46.378241, 8.033276
DMS
46°22'41.7"N 8°01'59.8"E
UTM
32T 425656 5136528
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic equipment for mountain biking
  • Bicycle helmet (poss. enduro or full-face helmet)
  • Cycling gloves, elbow and knee pads (poss. back and shin protectors)
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear (poss. MTB shoes with ankle protection)
  • Clothing using a multi-layer system with moisture wicking
  • Backpack (with rain cover)
  • Sun, rain and wind protection (hat, sunscreen, waterproof and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile phone
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Cash
  • Navigation device / map and compass
  • Sufficient provisions and drinking water

Technical equipment

  • Air or CO2 pump with cartridges
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Spare inner tube
  • Chain rivet
  • Allen key
  • Handlebar mount for mobile phone/satnav
  • Bicycle lock

Where applicable, a roadworthy (e-)mountain bike with plenty of suspension travel, a bell, front and rear lights and spoke reflectors.

The lists for “basic equipment” and “technical equipment” do not claim to be complete and only serve as suggestions for what you should pack.

For your own safety, you should carefully read all instructions for the proper use and maintenance of your machine.

Please make sure that your equipment complies with local laws and does not contain any prohibited items.


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Status
Open
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
19 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
803 m
Descent
803 m
Highest point
1,904 m
Lowest point
1,190 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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