MTB route Valais

Bike-Tour Panorama Bike Mountainbike in Zermatt

CH | | 19.7 km


Author: Valais

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Route description

From Gornergrat, the route leads down via gravel paths and mountain lanes, along single-track trails and field ways, past alpine pastures, hamlets and mountain lakes. Each sparkling mountain pool has a character all of its own.

Gornergrat: observation platform
Grünsee: good for a refreshing swim
From Ried, a completely new and magnificent view of the Matterhorn
Gornergrat - Riffelberg - Riffelboden - Grünsee - Moosjisee - Sunnegga - Tufteren - Ried - Zermatt (Brücke zum Steg)
(The trail can also be ridden in the other direction, from Zermatt to Gornergrat – some sections steep and difficult, and in places riders have to push or carry their bikes.)
From Riffelboden, riders can continue descending as far as Riffelalp, to catch the cog train either down to Zermatt or back up to Gornergrat.
The mountain landscape around Zermatt, with 38 summits above 4,000 metres, offers breathtaking panoramic views and is home to a wealth of fauna and flora.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.
Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).
Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.
Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
Onward travel: see “Getting there”.
We recommend:

  • Always wear gloves and a helmet.

  • Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through.

  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority.

  • When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability: some routes lead above 3,000 metres.

  • All riding is at one’s own risk.

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