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Panorama Bike Tour (Nr. 28)

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Zermatt
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  • Exploring by bike, with the Matterhorn (4,478 m) always in view
    / Exploring by bike, with the Matterhorn (4,478 m) always in view
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Remo Thommen
  • / Ride on the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway to the starting point
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Endre Lovaas
  • / View of the sorrounding mountains and glaciers
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Remo Thommen
  • / Relaxation opportunity along the way at one of the mountain restaurants
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Gornergrat Bahn
m 3600 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 10 8 6 4 2 km Bergbahnstation Riffelberg Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu Buffet & Bar Riffelberg Buffet Bar Sunnegga Riffelhaus 1853 Adler-Hitta Grünsee Moosjisee

This route starts on the Gornergrat (3,089 m). The first 1,500 metres takes you into the village and along the way, you’ll find mountain lakes, local animals (marmots and blacknose sheep) and top restaurants.
easy
11.5 km
1:05 h
152 m
990 m

Before you set off, pause to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Gorner Glacier and the surrounding mountains.

You don’t need to be an experienced biker to do this route. From Gornergrat, a gravel path heads to Bodmen. It goes along the Gornergrat Bahn route and then through Alpine meadows. With a bit of luck, you may see a marmot or maybe one of the cute blacknose sheep.

At Bodmen, the path heads off right to the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu and to the beautiful Grünsee. You then go via Gant and Findeln back to Sunnegga.

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

Author’s recommendation

The viewing platform on the Gornergrat offers a unique view of Switzerland's highest peaks.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: May 28, 2020

Difficulty
S0 easy
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Highest point
Gronergrat, 3089 m
Lowest point
2129 m
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Rest Stop

Riffelhaus 1853
Buffet & Bar Riffelberg
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - "VIS-À-VIS"
Adler-Hitta
Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu
Buffet Bar Sunnegga
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.

Tips, hints and links

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

 

Start

Gornergrat (3,089 m) (3088 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.983290, 7.782237
UTM
32T 405677 5092911

Destination

Sunnegga (2,288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Gornergrat - Riffelberg - Bodmen - Grünsee - Moosjisee - Findeln - Sunnegga

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

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

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4.0
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Abdullah Mamun
January 10, 2018 · Community
Panorama is an ideal place for mountain biking. Gornergrat to Zermatt is really fantastic place :) https://bikeinquire.com/
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Done at January 10, 2018

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
1:05h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
990 m
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