Guidebook

Zermatt: An MTB Utopia with Endless Trails

Paradise awaits with 100+ km of trails between altitudes of 1,400 to 3,100 m.

Description

Behold a mountain biking paradise surrounded by 30 mountain peaks over 4,000 m and trails with all levels of difficulty! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced rider, there is something for everyone in this utopia of MTB trails.

More into descents rather than climbs? There’s a series of railways, cable cars and lifts to help you and your bike get around easily. Check out the Zermatt Bike Pass for unlimited travel to Sunnegga/Rothorn, Gornergrat, and Schwarzsee for up to a week.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly trail or simply a relaxing day outing, Schwarzsee features breathtaking scenery as well as numerous attractions and restaurants to stop along the way for a quick rest.

The Bike-Tour Kelle trail is especially interesting for advanced riders. It’s a challenging route with steep slopes and a few serpentines and also features stunning views!

Sources:
https://www.trailforks.com/region/zermatt/?activitytype=1&z=12.0&lat=46.00912&lon=7.77175
https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/zermatt-mtb-destination-guide
https://www.outdooractive.com/en/mountain-bike-rides/zermatt/mountain-bike-rides-in-zermatt/1471068/

Sunnegga-Trail

Sunnegga-Trail

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
9.3 km
42 m
711 m
Flow and fun are among the main attractions of the new Sunnegga-Trail - for beginners and pros alike. You'll definitely want to ride it more than once.
Easy
Private
Bike-Tour Schwarzsee - Zermatt

Bike-Tour Schwarzsee - Zermatt

Zermatt
12.7 km
90 m
1,048 m
Highlights of this leisurely ride include mountain scenery full of contrasts with numerous attractions and restaurants along the way. Perfect for a relaxed outing with friends or family.
Moderate
Private
Moos-Trail

Moos-Trail

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
1.3 km
0 m
102 m
On the Moos-Trail, every bike rider experiences a major adventure in the bike paradise of Zermatt - Matterhorn. The super soft tour from the hamlet of Furi to Zermatt is ideal for taking excellent advantage of gravity. Chainless too!
Moderate
Private
Bike-Tour Rothorn - Zermatt

Bike-Tour Rothorn - Zermatt

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
12.4 km
18 m
1,518 m
What a run! The downhill from Rothorn to Zermatt entails a vertical drop of 1,678 m. Top tip: stay relaxed and enjoy the ride!
Difficult
Private
Bike-Tour Zermatt - Riffelalp

Bike-Tour Zermatt - Riffelalp

Zermatt
16.8 km
975 m
361 m
This bike trail reveals a beautiful and highly diverse mountain landscape around Zermatt. The route leads through forests, across alpine pastures and up to former glacial landscapes.
Difficult
Private
Gornergrat

Gornergrat

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
11.5 km
10 m
1,504 m
A scenic and at times technically demanding tour in one of Switzerlands must see locations.
Severe
Private
Gornergrat Classic

Gornergrat Classic

Zermatt
11.1 km
49 m
1,534 m
Amazing glacier views on the iconic Gornergrat trail
Severe
Private
Europaweg

Europaweg

Zermatt
16.7 km
198 m
1,854 m
Rothorn is a little less touristy than Gornergrat, but still offers some stunning views of the Matterhorn and some great trails too.
Severe
Private
Bike-Tour Yo-Yo

Bike-Tour Yo-Yo

Zermatt
9.3 km
159 m
744 m
This route from Stafel via Kalbermatten and Zmutt to Zermatt is a surprisingly winding single-track trail. There are some extreme sections towards the end, so it's a route that's only suitable for mountain bikers with a head for heights.
Severe
Private
Bike-Tour Kelle

Bike-Tour Kelle

Zermatt
5.9 km
116 m
927 m
This route is suitable for experienced mountain bikers, as the single-track path winds its way down some steep slopes and includes a few serpentines. It is one of the most difficult routes in the destination Zermatt - Matterhorn. If you are brave enough to take your eyes off the trail for a second, you'll see some stunning views.
Extreme
Private