118 Jeizi Enduro
118 Jeizi Enduro

Mountainbiking

Jeizi Enduro

Jeizi Enduro

Gampel–Jeizinen–Bratsch–Gampel

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Jeizi Enduro

Jeizi Enduro

Exposed, demanding passages, magnificent views of the valley, rustic hamlets and forests: the descent from Jeizinen to Gampel through the Furuwald and Pitschwald forests offers scenic diversity and technical challenges for experienced mountain bikers.
The area around Jeizinen has developed from an insider tip to a hotspot for trail bikers. With the exception of the cold winter months, the trails can be ridden all year round. You can reach the start of the tour in Jeizinen in just a few minutes from Gampel by taking the cable car for the 900 metres uphill. The main downhill section to Gampel is aimed at technically experienced mountain bikers. In the uppermost part, for about one kilometre, you ride on a wide path (Jeizibärg-Weg) to Oberi Zälg. Caution and speed control are called for, as this section is also part of the main hiking route from Gampel to Jeizinen.

You then branch off from the main hiking path and head west, first through the Furuwald and later through the Pitschwald forest. Even though there are fewer people here, concentration is required. Technically demanding passages and partly exposed sections in the middle third call for a controlled, safe riding style. Time and again, you glimpse a view of the valley and the next intermediate destination, the mountain village of Bratsch. Here, a break and a visit to the observation deck with a 180° panorama of the Rhone valley are recommended.

The route from Bratsch back to Gampel to the junction with the wider main hiking path is equally popular with hikers and mountain bikers. The cooperation works well, the basic rule is: hikers have the right of way. The single trail over stone slabs and S-curves is a challenge, after which the trail becomes more playful and easier to ride. The last section once more follows a wide path (approx. 2.5m). On the Jeizibärg path, a good control of the bike is required, because the wide path tempts you to go faster. However, you should not deviate from it under any circumstances, as the rugged rocky sections here drop steeply down into the valley. Before the tour ends at the Gampel-Steg train station, it takes you past a lovely chapel above Gampel and all the way to the back of the village, where the Lonza factories used to be operated with hydroelectric power.
Exposed, demanding passages, magnificent views of the valley, rustic hamlets and forests: the descent from Jeizinen to Gampel through the Furuwald and Pitschwald forests offers scenic diversity and technical challenges for experienced mountain bikers.
The area around Jeizinen has developed from an insider tip to a hotspot for trail bikers. With the exception of the cold winter months, the trails can be ridden all year round. You can reach the start of the tour in Jeizinen in just a few minutes from Gampel by taking the cable car for the 900 metres uphill. The main downhill section to Gampel is aimed at technically experienced mountain bikers. In the uppermost part, for about one kilometre, you ride on a wide path (Jeizibärg-Weg) to Oberi Zälg. Caution and speed control are called for, as this section is also part of the main hiking route from Gampel to Jeizinen.

You then branch off from the main hiking path and head west, first through the Furuwald and later through the Pitschwald forest. Even though there are fewer people here, concentration is required. Technically demanding passages and partly exposed sections in the middle third call for a controlled, safe riding style. Time and again, you glimpse a view of the valley and the next intermediate destination, the mountain village of Bratsch. Here, a break and a visit to the observation deck with a 180° panorama of the Rhone valley are recommended.

The route from Bratsch back to Gampel to the junction with the wider main hiking path is equally popular with hikers and mountain bikers. The cooperation works well, the basic rule is: hikers have the right of way. The single trail over stone slabs and S-curves is a challenge, after which the trail becomes more playful and easier to ride. The last section once more follows a wide path (approx. 2.5m). On the Jeizibärg path, a good control of the bike is required, because the wide path tempts you to go faster. However, you should not deviate from it under any circumstances, as the rugged rocky sections here drop steeply down into the valley. Before the tour ends at the Gampel-Steg train station, it takes you past a lovely chapel above Gampel and all the way to the back of the village, where the Lonza factories used to be operated with hydroelectric power.
12 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 6 km
Natural surface: 6 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
950 m | 950 m
difficult | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gampel, Talstation LGJ
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Gampel – Jeizinen – Stafel – Meiggu – Jeizinen – Bratsch– Gampel

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Public transport section Jeizinen
he section between Gampel (Talstation Jeizinen) and Jeizinen (Bergstation) is travelled by aerial cableway and is not signalled.
Push-only passage
Two exposed passages over stony/rocky ground between Furuwald and Pitschwald (1 x approx. 30m, 1 x approx. 20m). Secured with steel rope, rideable depending on technical ability.
Consideration
Caution: Popular with both hikers and mountain bikers and therefore much frequented section from Bratsch to Gampel. Recommendation: Mount a trail bell on the handlebars and activate it on the top and bottom sections.

Protected area

Protected area
From mid-December to approx. mid-March, riding this route is restricted or prohibited for the protection of wildlife (winter habitat areas). Please take note of the information at the top/bottom stations of the cable car.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gampel, Talstation LGJ
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Contact

Leukerbad Tourismus
My Leukerbad
Rathaus
3954 Leukerbad
Tel. +41 (0)27 472 71 71
info@leukerbad.ch
www.leukerbad.ch

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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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