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Stoneman Glaciara mountain-bike route by Roland Stauder

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    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
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    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
  • / Stoneman Glaciara - Binntal
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
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    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
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    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
  • / Stoneman Glaciara - Der grösste Gletscher der Alpen: Aletschgletscher
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
  • / Stoneman Glaciara - Grosser Aletschgletscher
    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
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    Photo: Pascal Gertschen, Stoneman Glaciara
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The tour is a real challenge for experienced bikers! The mix of tough sections and fascinating nature is much easier if tackled in individual stages spread over several days.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

Distance 129.3 km
23:00 h
4,700 m
4,853 m
A total of 127km and 4,700 spectacular altitude metres await you on this challenging mountain-bike route. But it is specifically designed to let you tackle the tour over a number of days from different starting points. From Bellwald, for example, via Fieschertal and Fiesch, then on to the steep climb up to the sunny plateau of the Aletsch Arena. From there the route takes you to Lake Märjelensee and back to Bettmeralp. From Bettmeralp you cycle up to the Moosfluh Checkpoint and on over Riederalp down to Mörel. This is followed by the ultimate in uphill challenges: a climb of 1,600 altitude meters up to the Breithornpass! But the subsequent ride down to Binntal lets you relax a little. From here you follow the Rhone towards Obergoms and back to Bellwald.

Author’s recommendation

From the Moosfluh view point you’re treated to magnificent views of the imposing Great Aletsch Glacier! Be sure to plan a stop here!
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Update: October 25, 2021
Highest point
2,452 m
Lowest point
750 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hotel Alpenblick
Mountain hut Gletscherstube

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 


Different starting points (764 m) (1,232 m)
2'655'318E 1'140'094N
46.409921, 8.158060
46°24'35.7"N 8°09'29.0"E
32T 435289 5139938


Different points of arrival (765 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

You could split the tour into two or three one-day stages. There’s a wide choice of accommodation options in the various resorts.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Take the train from Brig or Oberwald to your chosen starting point.

Getting there

Take Cantonal Road 19 to your chosen starting point.


Follow the local parking guidance system at your chosen starting point.


2'655'318E 1'140'094N
46.409921, 8.158060
46°24'35.7"N 8°09'29.0"E
32T 435289 5139938
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

A card is included in the starter pack.


We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink. 

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.

Questions and answers

Question from Marcus Zschiegner · August 18, 2020 · Community
Hallo, ist das die 100% AKTUELLE STRECKE? ich möchte kommenden montag die strecke fahren( ganz normal anmelden ) und habe immer probleme den zugesendeten GPX track auf mein garmin gerät zu bekommen. Vielen Dank
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Answered by Front Office · August 19, 2020 · Aletsch Arena AG
Hallo Marcus. Den aktuellsten Track erhälst du nach der Anmeldung per Mail zugestellt. Falls es nicht klappen sollte, kannst du dich an wenden.
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Marcel H
September 10, 2018 · Community
What a tour...this is really a great and also challenging tour. I like to climb up and I'm not too good in technical downhill trail biking. So there were some places where I had to push the bike. I did it in 3 days. First day from Fiesch to Mörel: After a long but not too steep and not technical climb the first check point Märjela is reached. Here you have to walk down to the glacier and enjoy the amazing view. Only do the turn from Märjela to Fiescheralp if you are able to bike an S3. It has a lot of stones and there is no space beside the trail and a mistake could have serious consequences. The final climb to the Moosfluh is the final climb challenge of the day, but it is worth it. The small turn on top of the Moosfluh is at least a hard S2. I had to push some parts. Also be careful on the downhill from Riederalp to Mörel, there also some parts could have serious consequences on a crash. Day 2 from Mörel to Ernen: The challenge on this part is the climb to the Breithorn. As soon as you enter the old forest street you start to smile, if the ascent is less than 12%. For the next 8-9km the ascent is between 12 and 17%...technical not difficult, but you will feel the 2000 high meters from the first day. Afterwards it is nearly just a downhill to Binn and Ernen (just some small climbing meters). In Ernen the hotel BerglandHof is a great place to stay. Very friendly and amazing good food. Day 3 from Ernen to Fiesch: Easiest day, but do not underestimate the last 1000 high meters. The most of them are collected on small uphill parts followed a downhill, but the last 300 high meters up to Bellwald are the last uphill challenge. The trail is cool and depending on the power in the legs there should not be a lot of pushing parts. The downhill from Bellwald to Fiesch is great. Some roots in the forest are tricky and require to stay concentrated.
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When did you do this route? September 06, 2018
palmieri Giovanni 
October 28, 2017 · Community
Roland....toll Projekt für uns...Danke viel mal für "sharing!!! Beste grüsse. Sonja&Jo
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129.3 km
23:00 h
4,700 m
4,853 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Singletrail/Free ride


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