During the climb up above Reckingen, your efforts will be rewarded by sweeping views of Blinnental and Bächital, the Weisshorn, the Matterhorn and the Galenstock, and the Rhône Valley. Once you've reached the Galmihorn hut, you will relax and recuperate before beginning the descent.
- 23,67 km
- 3 hours 31 minutes
- 1097 m
- 1097 m
- start: Reckingen, station
- destination: Reckingen, station
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First you pass through the village of Reckingen-Gluringen, then you find yourself on the switchbacks of an asphalt road that soon turns into a smaller path. During the ascent, you will have to overcome a good 1100 meters in altitude, but the climb is very even and thus pleasant to ride. After about 12.5 kilometers you will reach the highest point of the tour at an altitude of 2396 meters.
You have earned a break, as well as a stop at the Galmihornhütte. You will reach this after a rapid trail descent. After the hut, the trail then turns back into a wider path that leads you back to the valley in long serpentines.
Only use the marked bike paths and roads and follow the signs. Please close gates and pasture fences behind you. Be considerate of hikers as well as plants and animals. Hikers always have the right of way. Please assess your own abilities and physical condition. The use of the various routes is always at your own risk.
Our recommendation: Technically flawless bike, helmet, gloves and bell, depending on the weather suitable clothing (always with you: rain protection), beverage and food.
Recharge your batteries with a stop at the Galmihorn hut.
If you are coming from Brig-Glis, drive along the main road following the river Rhône upstream towards Reckingen
Parking options are available at the train station in Reckingen
Take the train to Reckingen