The cycling route runs between Blitzingen and Grengiols through the Binntal landscape park. The regional nature park is famous for its minerals, flora and intact sites. Niederwald, Mühlebach and Ernen are among the most attractive Valais villages.
Goms, the broad valley of the young Rhone, here called the Rotten. Insect-rich flower meadows and a tangy resin aroma are your constant companions through the sunny high valley, before bikes are pushed up through a steep gorge to Brig.
Pushing section: 1.5 km Ausserbinn-Hockmatta (historic path through Binnaschlucht gorge).
Beware: busy main roads Mörel–Bitsch (roundabout). Alternative: load on train Fiesch–Brig, please note rail recommendation No. 13.
- 50.00 km
- Altitude difference ascent
- 300 m
- Altitude difference descent
- 1000 m
- Time required
- 4 - 6h
- Level technique
- Level condition
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Hamlet of Bodme with its past
Even today, the small settlement of Bodmen displays all components of a genuine independent village; chapel, residential and utility buildings, trails, alleys and courtyards, scattered green area are integrated into a fascinating community.
Drei Tannen restaurant.
Caesar Ritz, the forefather of the more sophisticated hotel industry and founder of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels, grew up in Goms. His ideology of genuine hospitality has left its traces even today in Goms.
Cäsar Ritz monument Niederwald
Cäsar Ritz was born into a farming family in Niederwald in 1850, the youngest of 13 children. He forged an impressive career, starting as a shepherd boy and going on to become a hotel director, opening luxury hotels in Paris, Rome and London.
Dorfkapelle von Steinhaus
Die Kapelle der Heiligen Familie steht am idyllischen Dorfplatz von Steinhaus und wurde um 1728 erbaut. Der buntbemalte Altar zeigt die Heilige Familie auf dem Tempelgang nach Jerusalem, begleitet von der Taube des Heiligen Geistes.
Historic village Mühlebach
Make a stop in the small hamlet and look at the sunburned houses: Mühlebach has the oldest village centre in Switzerland of timber construction. Here there is a signposted house trail leading to objects worthy of seeing.
Ernen village square
The showpiece of Ernen is the village square (Dorfplatz), around which numerous historic buildings are grouped, e.g. the St. Georg tavern (1535), the "Tellenhaus" (1576) with the oldest Tell frescos in Switzerland or the "Zendenrathaus" (dated 1750).
Jägerheim Inn Ausserbinn
This meeting point for you and your family offers you an excellent cuisine with house specialities as well as traditional Valais and Swiss specialities.