This demanding bike tour starts in Fiescheralp. Set off up to the Tälligrat Tunnel on a wide dirt track. Here a fabulous view of the Fiesch Glacier awaits you: pause briefly to enjoy the sight. The tunnel brings you into the Märjela valley. Tip: Treat yourself to a bite to eat here in the Gletscherstube. Then, be sure to walk down to the Great Aletsch Glacier! You can leave your bike at the restaurant. Still basking in your impressions of the glacier, you then tackle the single trail towards Unners Tälli. After returning to the Fiescheralp mountain station, take a left and follow a trail towards Fiescherstafel and Stirnig. Descend on a singletrack into the Fieschertal valley. To wrap up the tour, enjoy a pleasant and flat path that will take you to the Fiesch public transportation hub.
- 21,65 km
- 2 hours 45 minutes
- 362 m
- 1516 m
- start: Fiescheralp mountain railway station
- destination: Fiesch, public transport hub
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Fiescheralp mountain railway station
Fiesch, public transport hub
Fiescheralp mountain railway station - Salzgäb - Oberes Tälli - Märjela - Unneres Tälli - Fiescheralp mountain railway station - Fiescherstafel - Stirnig - Fieschertal - Fiesch, public transport hub
The duration (h) and route (km) are inclusive mountain railway.
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.
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)
- Mobile phone
- First aid kit
- Pocket knife
- Navigation device / map and compass
- Sufficient provisions and drinking water
- 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.
There are numerous MTB tours that start in Fiesch. Find out more on our Tour Portal.
Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, follow Furkastrasse as far as the parking facilities.
Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).
By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then on foot to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Fiescheralp.
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