Downhill Hotspots and bike trails in Zermatt
Great bike action – every biker has a different idea what that is. For some it’s the first downhil ride, for others a trail through the high-alpine landscape or a daredevil passage along a narrow ridge. Every biker is welcome in Zermatt, so there is the right trail for every biker’s needs:
simple tours for beginners, medium-difficult trails for experienced bikers and difficult ones for professionals and all those who love a challenge. Many of the bike trails in the Matterhorn summer paradise also have great places to stop and rest or connect with Zermatt Bergbahnen. Mountain bikers to the starting line – the best downhill adventures in the Valais Alps are waiting ...
Take it easy: relaxed bike tours in Zermatt
Sunnegga Flow Trail
Flow and fun – the Sunnegga Trail in two words. Travel by funicular to the starting point just below the Sunnegga mountain station. Then it’s full speed ahead downhill until you reach the wood above Zermatt where the fun ends.
- Route: Sunnegga – Patrullarve – Haueten – Riedstrasse - Station
- Length: 9 km
- Ascent: 3 m
- Descent: 680 m
- Duration: 15 minutes
- Resting place: Restaurant Sunnegga
- Transport: Funicular from Zermatt to Sunnegga
The straightforward Flow Country Trail is soon over, and the ride can be repeated several times in a row. It has an average gradient of 7.3%. You can make your way up to Furi either by bike or with the lift. Challenge: See if you can make it down to the valley without pedalling! Optional: Take a break at the Gorner Gorge.
- Route: Furi to Zermatt
- Length: 1.3 km
- Ascent: 1 m
- Descent: 101 m
- Duration: 10 min
- Resting places: Restaurant Alm (at the starting point on Schweigematten)
- Transport: Matterhorn Express to Furi
Schwarzsee-Zermatt bike tour
A tour for relaxed riders and families. Start from idyllic Schwarzsee at 2'583 metres. The descent to Zermatt is via Stafelalp and Furi. There are rare plants and animals to discover by the wayside. Take a break at the photopoint on the reservoir dam at Zmutt.
Challenge yourself: medium-difficult bike trails in Zermatt
Medium bike tours
rothorn-Zermatt bike tour
Three lifts take bikers with their machines to Rothorn at 3'103 metres. That means: You’ll have 1'678 metres of downhill action ahead of you. Tip: Stop for a photo op at Stellisee, whose surface offers a stunning reflection of the Matterhorn. Uphill challenge: Who dares to ride the trail in the other direction? For early risers: Every Tuesday there is an early departure up to Rothorn.
- Route: Rothorn – Blauherd – Sunnegga – Tufteren – Ried – Zermatt (various permutations possible)
- Length: 12.4 km
- Ascent: 18 m
- Descent: 1'505 m
- Duration: 2 hr
- Resting places: Restaurant Rothorn, Fluhalp mountain restaurant, Restaurant Sunnegga, Othmar’s etc.
- Transport: Funicular to Sunnegga, gondola cable car to Blauherd, cable car to Rothorn
Other medium-grade trails
Four Lakes bike tour:
from Blauherd to Zermatt, bathing opportuinity: Grünsee
Hohtälli bike tour:
Uphill passage suitable for e-bikes
Difficult bike tours
Kelle bike tour
Technically, you need to be an experienced mountain biker to cope with the steep slopes and serpentines of the challenging single trail. The Kelle bike tour is one of the toughest in the Zermatt-Matterhorn resort. Concentration is vital: But if you’re brave enough to take your eyes off the trail for a second, you’ll appreciate the fabulous Alpine panorama.
- Route: Obere Kelle – Untere Kelle – Ritz - Grünsee – Berter – Findeln
- Length: 5.9 km
- Ascent: 108 m
- Descent: 922 m
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Resting places: Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu
- Transport: Sunnegga funicular or Gornergrat railway
And which trail are you going to tackle next? If you have any questions, the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG team will be happy to advise you personally