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Kelle Bike Tour (Nr. 2)

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Zermatt
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  • From Gornergrat the path leads down towards the starting point of the Kelle-Tour.
    / From Gornergrat the path leads down towards the starting point of the Kelle-Tour.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / This route is suitable for experienced mountain bikers
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
m 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - "VIS-À-VIS" Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu Grünsee

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.

difficult
8.8 km
0:35 h
72 m
1326 m

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).

  • Bike transport with the Gornergrat Bahn only up from 16.00 possible
  • Tip: take the opportunity for a sunset ride

Author’s recommendation

At Findelbach, you can cross the river and stop off in Findeln. If you want to stop earlier, there is also the option of the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu.

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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: May 28, 2020

Difficulty
S4 difficult
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Highest point
Gornergrat, 3089 m
Lowest point
1764 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - "VIS-À-VIS"
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - Panoramaself

Safety information

  • 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.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • 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

Tips, hints and links

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Gornergrat (3,089 m) (3090 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.983093, 7.782322
UTM
32T 405683 5092889

Destination

Alm (1,764 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Gornergrat - Kelle - Ze Seewjinen - Lauberen - Findelbach - Alm (-Moos-Trail)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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).

Getting there

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.

Parking

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”.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

4.0
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Niki Huwyler 
August 05, 2019 · Community
Schwierige aber schöne Tour. Die Beschreibung passt sehr gut
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Done at August 05, 2019
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Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
0:35h
Ascent
72 m
Descent
1326 m
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