Erlebnis-Auf Raedern Cycling in Switzerland – naturally in Goms, the mountain village

I have no beginning. I have no end. Your power is my engine. Your will is my path. Your exuberance makes me burst. Your brute force wears out my matter. If you do not nurture me, I might puff. And sometimes, I am flat-out tired. Hello! I am your bicycle tyre.

Endless alpine passes, single trails, soft forest paths, walks along rivers and creeks, gravel roads… the mountain village Goms harbours almost anything that can be conquered by cycle.

BY TOURING BIKE AND ROAD CYCLE

The surrounding pass roads climb up to an altitude of 2500 metres above sea level – an impressive challenge for road cyclists. Families as well as joy riders can easily climb up to high altitudes in Goms with our e-bikes for rent. Those who do not like it too rough find very nice and easier routes along the Rhône.

EXPLORE THE ROUGH TERRAIN BY MOUNTAIN BIKE

The mountain village Goms offers countless tours for mountain bikers. In addition to that, our region is the ideal starting point for tours in the Upper Valais and Gotthard areas. Downhill mountain bikers will find courses tailored to their needs as well as excellent routes in Bellwald.

CYCLING TIPS

First-class material is a prerequisite for every outing by bike, be it on rough terrain of on the road. Our experts check every bike before you rent it – just as you should with your own bicycle on a regular basis so that you will not endanger yourself of other people.

  • Keep your brackets, chains and shifters well oiled.
  • Set the gearing correctly (a chain jumping off the sprockets can cause leg injuries and falls).
  • Make sure the air pressure in the tyres is appropriate: The wider the tyre the less pressure is needed. Mountain bikes need pressures of 1.5-4.0 bar; regular road bikes 3-4.5 bar; racing bikes 6-9 bar.
  • Make sure the tyres are centred and the tyre tread is sufficient.
  • Make sure the brakes are set correctly and properly maintained.
  • Make sure the lights are working (which is a requirement for mountain bikes as well).
  • Make sure your bell is working.
  • Make sure you eat and drink regularly.
  • Outfit: Better pack too many clothes than be cold or wet on the road!
  • No need to mention that a helmet is part of your equipment!
  • Cyclists and bikers are expected to take heed of other people and adapt their speed to their personal skills. If you do not follow this rule, you usually fall over.

 

And now: Ready, steady, go!

  • Mountainbike-Tour
    Beautiful bike-tour in nature. During the tour one gets rewarded for the effort: great view into Blinne- and Bächi valley, to Weisshorn and Matterhorn, to Galenstock and down into Rhone valley. At Galmihorn hut you can relax from the exertions and prepare for the downhil biking.
  • Mountainbike-Tour
    A tour start with a magnificent alpine Panorama, beginning on the top of Grimsel Pass. Past the legendary «Totensee», you will soon reach the highest point at 2206 m above sea level. Here starts the long descent on the former mule track into the Obergoms valley.
  • Velo - Tour
    The more or less even trail Rottenweg, alongside young Rhone river is perfect to explore Obergoms. At one point across wide meadows, at another point through sparse forest the Rottenweg trail leads from village to village. This comfortable biking trail therefore really invites to discover the ...
  • Mountainbike-Tour
    Demanding bike-tour with magnificent panorama! The alpine path allows deep insights into impressing mountain landscape of Obergoms area. Who seeks sportive challenges in nature, far away from hectic tourist flow, will definitely get their money's worth.
  • Mountainbike-Tour
    The bike training route is a technically demanding circuit. It was created thanks to the «Bike-Rennen Goms», which is considered an event of a special kind among the insiders of the cross country scene. In the fast pace the biker sweeps over juicy mountain meadows and tricky singletrails in the ...
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