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Downhill Hotspots  and bike trails in Zermatt

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Action am Bike – die sieht für jeden Biker anders aus. Für die einen ist es die erste Downhill-Abfahrt, für die anderen ist es der Trail durch hochalpine Landschaften oder die waghalsige Passage entlang eines schmalen Grates. Weil in Zermatt ein jeder Biker willkommen ist, gibt es auch für jedes Biker-Bedürfnis den passenden Trail.

Einfache Touren für Anfänger, mittelschwere Trails für geübte Biker und schwierige für Profis und all jene, die sich selbst herausfordern möchten. Viele der Bike-Trails im Matterhorn summer paradise bieten ausserdem Einkehrmöglichkeiten oder Anschluss an die Zermatter Bergbahnen. Mountainbiker an den Start – das sind die besten Downhillabenteuer in den Walliser Alpen ...

Take it easy: relaxed bike tours in Zermatt

NEW: Sunnegga 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

Moos Trail

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.

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