The Valais is not yet very famous among cyclists. The national Rhone route N° 1 runs from Andermatt to Geneva past Breiten above Mörel. And the range of mountain bike routes is constantly being expanded and offers interesting tracks for all skills levels. (Have a look at the private online portal "Biking in the Upper Valais".) It's more like everything's going on in hiding.

The Stoneman Glaciara sets new accents. 127 kilometers of track, 4,700 spectacular vertical meters and 27 billion tons of ice await the participants. Of course, this stretch between glaciers, countless 4,000m peaks and the fascinating mysticism of centuries-old mountain villages is something special. The tour can be experienced in one day (gold) for those who are a bit mad, in 2 days (silver) for those who are ambitious in sports, in three days (silver) for amateurs and in more days for leisure sports enthusiasts. And then there's the opportunity to start cycling with the e-bike: In the end, that's quite an achievement, too!

The route leads over three balanced stages from Mörel to Bister and over an old, steep military road of almost 1,600 metres in altitude up towards the 2,451 m Breithorn Pass. The descent into the Binntal valley leads to the treasury of rock crystals and over 200 other minerals. Along the Binna and the Rhone, the track continues via Ernen towards Obergoms, through ancient, mystical village centres, past historical monuments and inviting cafés. In Reckingen the tour turns west. A climb to Bellwald and then a descent to Fiesch. This is the starting point for the Aletsch. Via Fiescheralp up to Märjelen on the edge of the Aletsch ice stream. And to top it all off, the biker climbs the Moosfluh with the fantastic view of the Aletsch Glacier. Unforgettable!


Markus Schmid

Hotel Manager