Summer fairy tales on two wheels

Mountain biking in zermatt

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Summer is for hiking ... No, in summer biking is king! From sunrise to sunset: higher uphill, steeper downhill, faster to the finish, nearer to the Matterhorn – passionate mountain bikers love to push themselves to the limit. The harsh, high-Alpine world around Zermatt seems just made for challenges on two wheels.

The raw facts about Matterhorn summer paradise: more than 100 kilometres of trails at altitudes between 1,400 and 3,100 metres. Easy, intermediate and difficult routes for all skill levels. Twisting single trails, fast-paced freeride tracks, energy-sapping ascents and adrenaline-charged MTB descents.

Hobby cyclists can grab an e-bike. And thrill-seekers looking for a really amazing experience should try helibiking. As you can see, there’s something to make every biker’s heart beat faster in Zermatt.
 

Overview of all downhill trails in Zermatt

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The coolest bike tours in Zermatt

Forest track or single trail? Up- or downhill? Find out which trail has the best flow. There are 13 bike tours where you can let off steam. These three for example ...

  • Sunnegga trail: easy
  • Bike-tour Rothorn -Zermatt: intermediate
  • Bike-tout Schwarzsee -Zermatt: easy
     

Not the right one for you? here's an overview of all the routes...

Event tip: Perskindol Swiss Epic

In September every year, all eyes in the MTB scene are on Zermatt and the Perskindol Swiss Epic, a six-day mountain bike stage race. The five stages take bikers on a course through Switzerland’s Alpine peaks. Depending on a competitor’s racing category, the ride covers 300 to 400 kilometres and between 8,000 and 15,000 metres of altitude. But the goal is the same for everybody: Zermatt. The pictures: simply epic!

Lift and bike tickets

Uphills not your thing? Or do you want to keep all your strength for the downhill runs? Then use Zermatt Bergbahnen to help you with the ascents. The various railways, cableways and lifts bring guests and bikes comfortably to the start of whatever trail they plan to take.

The Zermatt Bike Pass gets you and your bike unlimited travel to Sunnegga/Rothorn, Gornergrat and Schwarzsee for up to a week.

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Biking instruction: bike schools in Zermatt

The two bike schools in Zermatt help bikers put their talents to the test, hone their skills or get their technique up to speed ready for new challenges. Local guides give training to improve technique, insider tips and show you the best trails in the region. The bike schools are there for all cyclists: beginners, professionals, children, men, women, groups or individuals. 

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Bikeschule Zermatt

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