Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Panorama Bike Tour (Nr. 28)

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.

  • Difficulty

    easy, S0

    Difficulty: easy
    S0 Even forest or meadow paths, on a natural surface with good grip or on compact gravel. No steps, rocks or passages with many roots. Gentle gradients, wide curves. No special technique required
  • Length

    11.5 km

  • Duration

    1:05 h

  • Show on map

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.

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Start: Gornergrat (3,089 m) (3088 m)
Destination: Sunnegga (2,288 m) (2250 m)

Author's recommendation

The viewing platform on the Gornergrat offers a unique view of Switzerland's highest peaks.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    3089 m 2129 m

  • Ascent

    152 m

  • Descent

    990 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

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).

Approach

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”.

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

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.