Take the Gornergrat Bahn up to the Gornergrat. Before heading off on the bike trail, take in the breathtaking views of the Gorner Glacier, the Matterhorn and the Alpine panorama.
First, the gravel path goes down to the Gornergratsee. The single trail fun starts at this point. Initially, it’s quite flowy, but you soon reach rocky terrain with some slow tech sections. Some parts are exposed so you need to be careful. Experienced bikers will absolutely love this single trail.
You soon reach the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu and the bike trail then becomes less technical. At the Mountain Lodge, the trail heads left towards Lauberen. This section is very flowy again with some technical sections and tree roots.
We recommend only riding this section when the weather is dry.
The trail eventually reaches Findelbach station and then Moosstrasse. From there, you can either go directly back to Zermatt or join the Moos Trail.
As the single trail is on a north-facing slope, the snow remains on the ground for a long time. This bike trail is therefore best ridden in late summer (from the end of July).
- On the Gornergrat Bahn the bike transport is limited. Information: www.gornergratbahn.ch/bike
- Tip: take the opportunity for a sunset ride
Rest StopMountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - "VIS-Ã-VIS"
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - Panoramaself
- 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.
Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk. *The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.
Tips and hintsGuidelines for Mountain Bike Riders
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”.
- Bike in excellent working order
- Helmet, gloves and (trail) bell
- Repair kit in case of any defects
- Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
- Food and drink