Riding again and again…

Finally I had some visit from home. Well one half at least… My friend Sabrina came to visit with her swiss boy friend and we took a great ride in the valais region again…

Planned was to ride the Gornergrattrail again but the weather didn’t promise to stay good further south, so we went north and explored a different region, a new trail…

Our starting point was in Stalden, a little town at the entrance of the Matter valley… The Fön wind, which is very uncommon in the valais region was blowing very hard but the good thing was that the rain stayed away… We took a lift up with an old cable-car to Gspon, a little swiss mountain valley, up on 1893 m’s. From there we biked further to the Gibidumpass at 2201 m’s. As the wind was blowing really hard, the temperature was quite low, so we were lucky that there was a Tipee at the Gibidumpass, open for everyone – a shelter for everyone… What a cool idea and how suprised we were to find a tipee up on over 2000 m’s…

A short rest in the tipee, just outside a beautiful view to the Gibidumlake… Then a long downhill started… From very difficult, where some parts were not rideable, to flowy and easy going – everything in there… That’s what I love about riding – you never know how it’s gonna be but there is always a big smile on my face 🙂

1100 hm’s downhill later… a stop sign, trail closed… But we didn’t care and had an awesome ride along the “Suonen”, the water trail with some sections where no mistake was allowed… Otherwise you would be stuck 200 m’s above the hill and I don’t know what would happen then…

Thanks Sabrina and Simon for coming and riding with me – it has been great!!!!!

Here are some pix from the day…