In our opinion Zermatt is one of the best MTB destinations in Switzerland. Hardly anywhere else do you find so many beautiful singletrack trails within a small area - that paired with one of the most epic views of the Matterhorn.
If you have good technical riding skills on difficult trails, Zermatt is the place for you. For less experienced bikers there are now a handful of well-built flow trails in Zermatt too. Since Zermatt is car-free, however, you either have to arrive directly by train or leave your car in Täsch in the car park and take the train to Zermatt from there.
To get the most out of your Zermatt bike trip, here are a few hot tips:
Price: from 133 CHF/day (May to June, discounts for multi-day tickets)
"Halbtax" (Half-fare travelcard): If you have a Swiss "Halbtax" card, you pay only half the price for the day ticket. Each additional day is charged at CHF 10. So it's already worth it if you stay for two days or more.
If you have enough stamina, you can ride in Zermatt from 8:30 am to 9 pm. Although the Gornergratbahn transports bikers only after 4 p.m., it then does so until late in the evening. Sunset rides at their best!
The Northwall Bar in Zermatt doesn't only serve very tasty (and affordable!) pizzas, but also local craft beer from Martigny by White Frontier. In this restaurant you meet all the locals.
Specialty Coffee: Zermatt even has a coffee roasting facility, the highest in Europe. You can enjoy this coffee at Cervo Stazione, Aroleid, Petit Royale or Le Gourmand.
Since Zermatt is car-free, you cannot drive your campervan into the village. Down in Täsch, however, there are several campsites where you can stay overnight. From there you can easily take your bike to Zermatt by train.
Train & Bike:
If you transport your bike in Switzerland by train or post bus, you have to buy a ticket for it. Unless you transport the bike in a travel bag or a foldable "TRANZBAG".
In the Bikearena in Zermatt you will find competent and friendly staff and everything you need for your bike adventure. Rental bikes, workshop, clothing and trail tips leave nothing to be desired.
A difficult year as a racer, this Covid plagued 2020. Despite all the stumbling blocks, we were finally able to start our EWS (“Enduro World Series”) 2020 race season at the end of August. And even with a home race in beautiful Zermatt!The weather played badly for us for the race and so the race was shortened to just two stages in the end. But I would like to give you the full load of EWS Zermatt and so you will find all four stages of 2020 here.The technical requirements are sometimes quite high, be prepared for a challenge! ;-)Stage 1: "Lake Link"
Stage 2: "After Work"
Stage 3: "Glacier Garden"
Stage 4: "Rock‘n‘Roll" (Queen Stage)Have fun!!
Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.
The Schwarzsee-Matterhorn Paradise gondola takes you to the “Trockener Steg” terminus. From there the hiking trail leads over the rock passages formed by the glacier. Basically, the trail is not extremely difficult, but some rocky passages are tough.After a short ascent in the opposite direction, there is a super nice, fast flow passage before it gets hot again. The Furggbach Trail is one of the trail pearls of Zermatt, but technical skills and no fear of heights are an advantage. The trail is quite exposed to the side and peppered with technical passages.
This trail is easy to manage even for less experienced bikers. The Hobbit Trail is fast and flowing towards Stafelalp. Shortly up the mountain, before it goes with a few up and down passages meandering along the slope towards Zermatt. There are a few technical passages with a bit of exposure, but never really long.A very nice tour with great views - pure enjoyment!
If you like it technical and fast, this is the right place for you! This trail leads past the Stellisee with beautiful views and then quickly becomes quite technical with tight and blocked switchbacks. After a 20 to 30 minute uphill climb, the “Lauberen” trail is my favorite! Fast, technical and with many different line options it goes into the valley.
From the Unterrothorn you go over the Stellisee to the Mosjesee. Then you pedal up to the Lauberen Trail, which takes around 20 to 30 minutes.From 4 p.m., bikers can be transported on the Gornergratbahn. Both variants of the Gornergrat descent are relatively easy at the top and become quite technical from the middle part. In the Dristen-Riffelbord trail in particular, you can expect some exposed spots. The trail from Riffelalp (over the tracks) is very technical with narrow switchbacks, usually there are few hikers there.
The trail from the lower Rothorn via Tufterchumme, Üsseri forests and the Ried Weg is also very suitable for less experienced bikers. In the high mountains, a beautiful, flowing, alpine single trail winds along the flank until it reaches the forest passages at Sunnegga.