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Zermatt — Mountain bike paradise at the foot of the Matterhorn

Michael Portmann

Zermatt — Mountain bike paradise at the foot of the Matterhorn

Mountain Biking Collection by Zermatt - Matterhorn

10

Tours

13:57 h

95.4 mi

7,475 ft

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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  • 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 push 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

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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 push 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

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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 push 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

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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 push 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

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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 push 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

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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

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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

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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 push 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

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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 push 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

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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 push 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

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    95.4 mi
  • Duration
    13:57 h
  • Elevation
    7,475 ft

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