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The mountain bike paradise directly from Ulrichen

Bike tours in the Valais

...ride through pure nature with our touring / trail propositions.

Your bike hotel in the valley of  Obergoms. Countless mountain bike trails lead you  through the valley of  Obergoms! The Hotel Astoria is a bike hotel with a tailor-made "all-round bike package". More than 20 detailed bike tours including maps lead you through the Gommer mountains. Whether you like a relaxing bike tour or demanding single trails - the Hotel Astoria is the ideal base for e-bikers, mountain bikers and racing cyclists with very good equipment (garage, charging station for e-bikes, repairing tools,  bike or e-bike rental at  Elmar's Gadä)

Alte Lärche – Gerental

Tour 01

A Panoramic view over the villages of Ulrichen and Obergesteln. Ride along the wild Geretal at the upper end of the Obergoms. Recommended Variant: return trip along the forest path from Oberwald to Ulrichen.

Distance 27.36km
Climb/descent 716 m / 716 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 1748 m
Time ca. 3.h

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: A little sporty
Technique: Easy

Old larch – Forest trail

Tour 02

Ride to the oldest larch in Valais, above Obergesteln. Flow trail experience on the forest path between Oberwald and Ulrichen.

Distance 17.67 km
Climb/descent 461 m / 461 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 1660 m
Time ca. 2 h 

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: Comfortable
Technique: Advanced
Tour: 02: Alte Lärche – Waldweg

Oberwald – Nassbode – Mule track

Tour 03

Enjoy the view over the Obergoms during the ascent. The subsequent downhill along the legendary mule track can require good skills from the biker. The downhill trail could be avoided by riding on the  Alp road.

Distance 25.32 km
Climb/descent 905 m / 905 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 2102 m
Time ca. 2 h 30 Miin

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: Sporty
Technique: Really technical
Tour: 03: Oberwald – Nassbode – Säumerpfad

Grimsel – Mountain cottage Oberaar

Tour 04

 

 

Long trails and a breathtaking view over the Grimsel lake and the Oberaar area let you forget the quite hard ascent. You will be rewarded with a terrific downhill with top trails.

Distance 38.04 km
Climb/descent 1255 m / 1255 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 2391 m
Time ca. 4 h

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Length: Average (30 up to 50 km)
Endurance: Sporty
Technique: Really technical
Tour: 04: Grimsel – Berghaus Oberaar

Gommer high mountain track – forest path

Tour 05

 

The ascent to the Gommer high mountain track starts right at our hotel. Technically quite at the highest level, you can circle the Obergoms on the most famous two hiking trails.

Distance 16.4 km
Climb/descent 592 m / 592 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 1727 m
Time ca. 2 h 30 Min

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: Sporty
Technique: Really technical
Tour: 05: Gommer Höhenweg – Waldweg

Gämschfax

Tour 06

"The classic one" of our area. A long climb, followed by beauitufl flow tails make this tour a highlight.It offers spectacular views, the most famous 4000 meter peaks of the Valais can be seen.

Distance 30.02 km
Climb/descent 1070 m / 1070 m
MIn/max altitude 1346 m / 2239 m
Time ca. 3 h 45 Min

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: Sporty
Technique: Technical
Tour: 06: Gämschfax

Chietal Chäller

Tour 07

This trip starts with a short ride on the Nufenen pass road, than you turn towards Chietal Chäller. This pittoresque track is not often frequented by hikers. The subsequent downhill crowns this short ride.

Distance 12.29 km
Climb/descent 552 m / 552 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 1879 m
Time ca. 1 h 45 Min

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: A little sporty
Technique: Easy
Tour: 07: Chietal Chäller

Griesspass - Riale - Gorno Griess

Tour 08

 

One of the pearls among the bike tours in the upper Valais. Crunchy climbs, steep descents and long trusses make almost every biker's heart beat faster. In some passages, pushing or carrying is the order of the day.

Distance 54.91 km
Climb/descent 2319 m / 2319 m
MIn/max altitude 1345 m / 2557 m
Time ca. 8 h

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Length: Far (50 up to 70 km)
Endurance: Really sporty
Technique: Really technical
Tour: 08: Griesspass - Riale - Gorno Griess

Galmihornbike

Tour 09

 

The view at the cross above the Galmihorn cottage is one of the best in the valley. The subsequent trail is regularly maintained by  the hut owner for the bikers. You can then indulge in culinary delights on the sun terrace.

Distance 32.50 km
Climb/descent 1138 m / 1138 m
MIn/max altitude 1320 m / 2394 m
Time ca. 3 h 45 Min

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Length: Average (30 up to 50 km)
Endurance: Sporty
Technique: Technical
Tour: 09: Galmihornbike

Reckingen - Hobach - Merezenbach

Tour 10

The two rather unknown side valleys are easy to explore by bike. Experienced bikers can  enjoy the technically challenging downhill trail. This tour can be shortened as well.

Distance 28.61 km
Climb/descent 958 m / 958 m
MIn/max altitude 1318 m / 2100 m
Time ca. 4 h

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Length: Short (0 up to 30 km)
Endurance: Sporty
Technique: Really technical
Tour: 10: Reckingen – Hobach – Merezenbach