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Mountainbike Hotspots  and bike trails in Zermatt

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Great bike action – every biker has a different idea what that is. For some it’s the first descent, 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 bike 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

Moos Trail

The straightforward flow country trail is quickly mastered, 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
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four-lakes bike tour

The cable cars take you up to Blauherd. The stunning four-lakes route starts from here. After a brief descent, the route heads left to the first lake – Stellisee. Here you can see a stunning reflection of the Matterhorn in the lake.

The route continues down to Grindjisee and Grünsee. In Grünsee, you can see a reflection of not only the Matterhorn, but other magnificent mountains as well. The last lake you reach is Moosjisee. It is a very different colour from the other three lakes. Moosjisee is a typical glacier lake, and this gives it its cloudy appearance. From there, the route heads back to Sunnegga.

Challenge yourself: medium-difficult bike trails in Zermatt

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Blauherd-Sunnegga bike tour

The cable cars take you up to Blauherd. The trail to Tufteren heads left away from Blauherd station and is initially quite flat. It then becomes more technical and there are some sharp corners to manage. It continues like this until you get past Tufteren. It is well worth stopping occasionally and taking in the amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mettelhorn and Weisshorn.

At the hamlet of Tufteren, the gravel path heads through the beautiful larch and pine forest to Sunnegga.

  • Route: Blauherd - flower trail - Tufterenalp - Sunnegga
  • Length: 4.6 km
  • Ascent: 88 m
  • Descent: 363 m
  • Duration: 0.3 hr
  • Resting places: Restaurant Sunnegga, Restaurant Tufterenalp
  • Transport: funicular to Sunnegga, gondola cable car to Blauherd


The Matterhorn Express takes you up to Schwarzsee. From here, a gravel track takes you below the Matterhorn to Stafel (power plant) and over the Zmuttbach river to the other side of the valley. The single trail fun starts at this point.

When you reach the hamlet of Zmutt, the bike trail then leads onto the Yoyo Trail. There are some sharp corners here and towards the end, a few metres of ascent. Overall, this bike trail is very varied. Single trail experience is an advantage.

  • Route: Schwarzsee - Stafel - Chalbermatten - Zmutt - Herbrigg - Bodmen - Bahnhof Zermatt
  • Length: 12.8 km
  • Ascent: 41 m
  • Descent: 1022 m
  • Duration: 1.1 hr
  • Resting places: Restaurant Schwarzsee, Restaurant Stafelalp
  • Transport: Matterhorn Express to Schwarzsee

Difficult bike tour

Stafel-schönbiel hut bike tour

After Stafelalp, a gravel path heads to a power plant. The path then goes left past the plant and opens out into a narrow trail. The landscape is different here – trees give way to an emptier landscape. The bike trail heads along the moraine of the Zmutt glacier. This section of the route is quite steep, but passable for experienced bikers. You soon reach the the last section of the the route. This bit is so steep that you will need to push your bike up to the hut. However, after taking a break, the descent makes it all worthwhile.

  • Route: Zermatt - Furi - Stafelalp - Schönbielhütte
  • Length: 6.3 km
  • Ascent: 518 m
  • Descent: 22 m
  • Duration: 1.40 minutes
  • Resting places: Restaurant Stafelalp, Schönbielhütte
  • Transport: Matterhorn Express to Schwarzsee
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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.