Why you should go there: Welcome to postcard Switzerland! The Zermatt region is world-famous for its breathtaking mountain scenery surmounted by the Matterhorn. Many hiking trails in the area have been used by huge amounts of tourists, hikers and alpinists giving them a very special flow for bikers in unparalled scenery. Zermatt welcomes mountainbikers on its trails based on the “shared trails” principle with only very few restrictions, making it a very attractive destination. If you are looking to ride amazing alpine trains in mindblowing scenery this destination is for you!
Who is it for: Intermediate to very good riders looking for flowy trails in mindblowing alpine landscape might find their dream destination.
Who should avoid it: If you are looking for peace and quiet the amount of people in and around Zermatt might be disturbing for you. Only in very remote high alpine places distant from mountain railways you might what you are looking for.
Zermatt offers trails for bikers of all skill levels. However, if you want to enjoy some of the alpine trails you should bring some routine on the bike and intermediate skills. Many of the trails can be conveniently accessed by mountain railway and cable car.
Beginners and berm-lovers will like the purpose built flowtrails. These also make good alternatives to crowded hiking trails during peak times. Great all-mountain trails can be found all around, try the trails north of Schwarzsee for a start.
Fantastic technical trails can be found at Gornergrat and Trockener Steg. For epic hike-a-bike adventures you should consider Oberrothorn and Plathorn.
Top Trails & Tours
Zermatt is car-free! Private cars have to be parked in Täsch. We recommend public transport to get to Zermatt. Packing light makes the trip a little easier.
Guides & Shuttles
- Mtb&Fatbike Zermatt: Offers great winter bike adventures also…
- Bike Guides: Overview of partner bike guides in Zermatt
- Mountain Railways: Easy access to all biking areas. Single day tickets are expensive. Discounts apply on multi-day passes and single zones or “light” options
- Helibiking: Heatedly discussed…
- Many shops in Zermatt
Food & Drinks
Zermatt has a big variety of restaurants from Kebap to Haute Cuisine. Cheese fondue, Chässchnitte and Cholera are hearty and heavy traditional dishes and should not be missing during your visit..
Zermatt offers a big variety of hotels, appartments and chalets for your stay.
More than Biking
The content of this website is just an opinion of a few individuals. It is not based on scientific research and some facts may have changed since the last visit. Feel free to leave a comment with suggestions for anything we have covered on this website.
You might be riding on shared trails! Yield to other trail users and animals! Control your speed, leave no traces and don’t shortcut corners! Thank you!
Last on-site research: 2017
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