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Valais Weekender – 3 days of adventure in Switzerland’s Simplon region

Sara & Andreas / projectpedalfurther

Valais Weekender – 3 days of adventure in Switzerland’s Simplon region

Mountain Biking Collection by Sara & Andreas / projectpedalfurther

3

Tours

11:53 h

65.2 mi

11,000 ft

A three-day Tour in Simplon, Switzerland. Before winter arrived, we wanted to ride our bikes one last time in the high mountains. We’d already been to Valais the weekend before as there was sunshine there unlike in the fog-covered lowlands. At the top of the Gibidum Pass, we were so amazed that we knew we had to bring our overnight equipment with us next time. One week later, it was time…

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Wallis Weekender Gesamtroute

63.0 mi

14,400 ft

13,025 ft

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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  • Gibidum Pass for the night – Wallis Weekender

    02:50
    11.7 mi
    4.1 mph
    4,900 ft
    150 ft

    Having stumbled across this uniquely beautiful course on the Gibidum Pass a week earlier and being a bit frustrated that we didn't have our sleeping set up with us, there was only one option: we had to climb that mountain again!

    

    The ascent from Visp does not allow for many variations, but we chose a different

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  • 03:32
    23.1 mi
    6.5 mph
    1,650 ft
    7,400 ft

    Our Wahoo read -9°C when we woke up in the morning. Our feeling did not deceive us: this was one of the coldest nights we have ever spent in a sleeping bag. We had thought beforehand: It won't be that cold, after all there is a kind of tipi. The moment of the first rays of sunshine on your face and the

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  • 05:30
    30.5 mi
    5.5 mph
    4,450 ft
    6,475 ft

    For the third and last day of our short trip in November, we chose the Saflisch Pass, a popular mountain bike pass with an incredibly long descent via Rosswald to Brig.

    

    The ascent from the Binntal follows a beautiful gravel road that leads over the Breithornfurgga. The junction to the Saflisch Pass is

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    65.2 mi
  • Duration
    11:53 h
  • Elevation
    11,000 ft

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