Zermatt — Mountain bike paradise at the foot of the Matterhorn

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Zermatt - Matterhorn

Surrounded by 38 mountain peaks higher than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), Zermatt is a true mountain bike paradise resting at the foot of the Matterhorn. Ideal for both newbies and advanced riders—for children and adults—you can start easy and learn basic mtb technique, before shredding some of the finest singletracks in the world. And in this Collection, we've got the right ride for everybody.

The mountains surrounding Zermatt offer a spectacularly diverse collection of singletracks and trails. Whether you want something flowy, steep, technical, hidden or full of berms, the region offers it all. And with trails of various lengths, you can enjoy full-day excursions in the mountains, or choose to pop out for a short afternoon ride. Combine this with the breathtaking mountain setting surrounding Zermatt, and you're truly experiencing something unforgettable; the perfect mountain biking experience.

Zermatt has always been a must-visit for mountain bikers. Home to numerous mountain biking Highlights and the mountain biking festival Traillove in September, this place is renowned for a reason. And now, with the 'Bikepass Zermatt', you can head to any trailhead you want using the Zermatt mountain cable car, perfect for quick access to some awesome viewing points with your bike—perfect for getting you to the start point of your next big ride. The endless trails that are easily accessible with the "Bikepass Zermatt" pass will inevitably bring you back down into the valley. It's just up to you how long you take.

For more information, visit zermatt.ch/bike.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    02:45
    11.0 mi
    4.0 mph
    3,275 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This bike trail leads through the beautiful and very varied landscape in the mountains of Zermatt. It goes through forests, alpine meadows to former glacier landscapes.If you are in Zermatt for the first time, this tour is a must. Fresh and clean mountain air, a view that is second to none - including the Matterhorn from the very best perspective. It goes through mountain forests and past mountain lakes and by the way you get used to the fact that it goes high in the Alps.On the way you open up a lot of opportunities for rest and relaxation despite the long climb. Apropos: The two short, easy descents as well as the return journey from Riffelalp with the Gornergrat Bahn will ensure that you can arrive relaxed in your Zermatt bike holiday.Tip:
    The mountains around Zermatt with its 38 four-thousand-meter peaks offer a breathtaking panorama and a unique fauna and flora. So just stop, just stop and enjoy the wonderful surroundings.
    Incidentally, Zermatt Tourism classifies this tour as "medium-difficult".

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  • Difficult
    03:06
    25.4 mi
    8.2 mph
    650 ft
    3,750 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Accompanied by changing but fascinating views such as the wild waters of the Vispa or the snow-capped mountain peaks - this is the new bike tour from Zermatt to Visp. The tour is ideal for you, if you are a nature enthusiast and technically moderate, but rather longer tours appreciates.On the first section you drive over the newly developed path from Zermatt to Täsch and catch the last glimpse of the Matterhorn. At Täsch, the beautiful Schalisee invites you for a break. From Randa, the tour leads past the debris cone of the landslide of 1991 with a view of the Bisgletscher on dirt roads to St. Niklaus.From Kalpetran you drive along the historic railway track, past the still visible dry stone walls listed in the Inventory of Historic Swiss Traffic Routes (IVS), to Stalden. Then continue to Visp.Tips:
    Surrounded by larches and grassy areas of Schalisee lies in the flat valley at Täsch. With barbecue areas including firewood, the opportunity for swimming and picnicking, he is the ideal place for a rest before the last stretch of land to Zermatt is tackled. The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn is a constant companion on the route and can be used at the various stations to shorten the tour.
    Incidentally, Zermatt Tourism classifies this tour as "medium-difficult".

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  • Difficult
    01:09
    8.76 mi
    7.6 mph
    200 ft
    3,350 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This is a bike tour for comfortable driving. You will get to see a lot: the varied mountains and numerous attractions and restaurants along the way. An experience for friends and families for a relaxed get-together.The bike can be conveniently loaded into the gondola at the valley station "Matterhorn Glacier Paradise". The view of the Matterhorn is impressive even at the gondola ride. But there is still another to discover: Who sees the first marmots, the Gämsrudel during the gondola ride and maybe even the ibex herds in the autumn?On Schwarzsee enough time for a coffee overlooking the Matterhorn and the lake of the same name. You may also decide to visit the small chapel "Maria zum Schnee", which is located directly on the lake. Then it's just two kilometers on the alpine trails. With alpine flowers along the way, grazing cows and the great view towards the Weisshorn, Mischabel group and the upper Mattertal. This is followed by over two and a half kilometers of gravel roads and finally roads. So a cozy thing, always nice downhill.Tip:
    Allow enough time for this tour so you can really enjoy the many attractions along the way. In August and September, it's best to put a pair of binoculars in your backpack, because then you can watch a bit of the alpinists on their climbing route on the Hörnligrat on the way to the Matterhorn summit.
    Incidentally, Zermatt Tourism classifies this tour as "easy".

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  • Difficult
    01:43
    11.1 mi
    6.5 mph
    875 ft
    4,050 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    The descent from Blauherd station to Zermatt offers everything a biker's heart desires. Past four mountain lakes, magnificent views, a varied trail and best rest stops.From Blauherd station you descend past alpine meadows and mountain lakes. About singletrack and dirt roads. Every mountain lake along the route has its own character.The ride from Sunnegga back to Zermatt is another highlight of this bike tour. The new Flow Trail (opening summer 2018) guarantees driving pleasure par excellence for beginners as well as professionals.Tip:
    After a few kilometers of flowing downhill you reach Findeln, where you can recharge your calories burned in one of the mountain restaurants. A culinary highlight!
    Incidentally, Zermatt Tourism classifies this tour as "medium-difficult".

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  • Difficult
    01:50
    12.8 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    5,725 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    The legendary descent from the Gornergrat to Zermatt offers everything a biker's heart desires: grandiose views and a varied trail.From the Gornergrat, you descend over gravel roads and mountain roads, past alpine meadows, hamlets and mountain lakes. About singletrack and wide dirt roads. Every mountain lake along the route has a different character.Incidentally, Zermatt Tourism classifies this tour as "medium-difficult".

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  • Easy
    00:04
    0.76 mi
    10.5 mph
    0 ft
    250 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Moos Trail, you'll take off for bigger adventures in the bike paradise Zermatt - Matterhorn. This great trail to Zermatt is ideal for making the most of the momentum. Also Chainless!The Moos Trail can be reached via the Moostrasse to the hamlet of Furi (signposted from Bahnhofplatz) or the Matterhorn Express to Furi.At just over a kilometer with an average gradient of 7.3 percent, you'll be able to crush 95 meters of altitude on this "Flow Country Trail" in no time. The route lends itself to trying out whether it is possible, even without pedaling, to get into the moss, the end of the trail. A downhill pump track, so to speak! The moss trail is suitable for beginners and experts alike.Tip:
    It's best to take this trail several times in a row. The better you know every curve and wave, the easier it will be for you to come down without treading. The third time you reward yourself with a stop at Gornerschlucht.

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  • Easy
    00:35
    4.87 mi
    8.3 mph
    25 ft
    2,150 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The new Sunnegga Trail offers one thing above all else: flow and fun for beginners and professionals alike. Guaranteed to ride these trails more than once!Not least because you can easily reach the Sunnegga Trail by train: In Zermatt you take the funicular up to Sunnegga. Once at the top, you catch a glimpse of the Matterhorn and off you go. Just below Sunnegga Station begins the brand new trail.At a depth of almost six kilometers, the total depth is 500 meters and after a 15-minute drive through the forest you will find yourself a bit above Zermatt. Whether you come from a longer tour and finish the Sunnegga Trail or just drive the trail a few times back and forth, this trail is great for both.ATTENTION: The Sunnegga Trail will be completed in the summer of 2018. Currently, individual parts of the trail are passable. Please note the construction site barriers and do not drive through the construction site.

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  • Difficult
    00:28
    4.35 mi
    9.3 mph
    200 ft
    3,350 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This tour is for technically savvy bikers, as the singletrack meanders through steep slopes and contains some serpentines. This trail is probably one of the toughest in the destination Zermatt - Matterhorn. If you dare to avert the view from the trail, you will be rewarded here with a unique view.The Gornergrat Bahn is the first to make the most altitude difference. Arrived on the Gornergrat, you drive past the Gifthittli mountain station and then take the trail that goes left.This trail, which is technically very demanding, now meanders through scree and steep slopes. Especially after the lower trowel the trail contains some serpentines, which demand a lot from you technically.After some technical passages the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu (formerly Berggasthaus Grünsee) appears on the right side. Here is a short break to take is highly recommended, then freshly strengthened to take the last section of the trail to Findeln in attack. From there we recommend the descent via Sunnegga Trail.Tip:
    It is worthwhile now and then to avert his eyes from the trail and to admire the beautiful surroundings. With a little luck you will discover grazing game or for example an edelweiss.

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  • Difficult
    01:37
    10.4 mi
    6.5 mph
    1,150 ft
    5,450 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This trail is not only for ordinary bikers but also for e-bikers. Although you make the most altitude by train but who wants to the highest point of this tour, the Hohtälli, must start up on their own.The Gornergrat Bahn is the first to make the most altitude difference. Once on the Gornergrat, take the little road past the Gifthittli mountain station and past the Gornergratsee towards Hohtälli (in winter, the track runs through here). After almost three kilometers you have made nearly 350 meters of altitude and then stand at the start of the descent: Where in winter the skiers make the track unsafe, this trail leads in the summer direction wide open.Just below the Breitboden mountain station, the trail ends on the route of the panoramic bike tour. This trail is over here, but then it goes on the panoramic bike route via Sunnegga Trail to Zermatt.Tip:
    Absolutely up to the highest point of this tour - the Hohtälli mountain station - drive up. Because up here, everything is a little closer and more tangible. When you reach this point, you have an exclusive view of the Zermatt mountain giants. These are pictures that you do not see every day.

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  • Difficult
    00:41
    5.98 mi
    8.8 mph
    150 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    If you choose this tour from Stafel via Kalbermatten and Zmutt to Zermatt, you will be surprised by a flowing singletrack. Since there are some exposed spots in the last section, this tour is only for dizzy bikers.From Stafel this trail leads via Kalbermatten and Zmutt to the "Yo-Yo-Weg" and finally to Zermatt. After a short section on the gravel road the trail to the Zmuttbach starts relatively easy towards Kalbermatten.In between, there is a place where you have to wear the bike shortly. If you have left this behind, the character of the trail changes: The landscape around the trail is more and more lined with stones and sometimes the path is so narrow that you have to be careful that no one or nothing on the bike comes to harm.After Zmutt the trail gets steeper, you come to the difficult "yo-yo-trail". The last section back to Zermatt leads through a forest and is very flowig and technically - except for a few tight bends - relatively easy. As the name of the trail suggests, there are always short passages up here.Tip:
    After a few kilometers of flow you reach the hamlet of Zmutt, where a short stopover in one of the two restaurants is recommended, if you want to be pampered culinary.
    Incidentally, Zermatt Tourism classifies this tour as "medium-difficult".

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    95.4 mi
  • Duration
    13:57 h
  • Elevation
    7,500 ft

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