Cycling routes

Cycling routes

Visp - Zermatt - Scenic & side valleys

Starting out from Visp, you follow the same road that leads to Saas-Fee as far as the crossroads at the exit to the village of Stalden. Then, head in the direction of Sankt Niklaus, Randa and Täsch. From here on, the road is closed to motorised traffic as far as Zermatt.

Starting out from Visp, the first few kilometres of the route are fairly gentle and let you get warmed up before the real ascent, which starts shortly before you reach the village of Stalden. You then turn off to the right in the direction of Zermatt, leaving the valley leading to Saas-Fee on your left. The kilometres that follow take you through the villages of the Mattertal: Stock, Bifig, Breitmatten and Täsch. The peace and quiet of the last few kilometres between Täsch and Zermatt give you the chance to admire the exceptional natural environment around you. The ultimate reward for your efforts? Stunning views of the famous Matterhorn on arrival in Zermatt.

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Turn-by-turn directions

From Visp, begin with a warm-up by following the river Vispa. On the road leading to the famous resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee, you pass through the village of Stalden before turning off to the right and entering the Mattertal valley. The road gradually climbs until it reaches the village of Täsch, nestled in the heart of a well-preserved, narrow valley. Little by little, the resort of Zermatt can be glimpsed behind the mountain range. As reward for your efforts, the internationally famous village then reveals views of the legendary Matterhorn – possibly the world’s most photographed mountain. 

Start: Train station Visp (648 m)
Destination: Zermatt (1604 m)

Author's recommendation

Zermatt is one of the most famous ski resorts on the planet. The road is closed to motorised traffic from Täsch onwards. A chance for cyclists to ride along a route that is practically reserved just for them!

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1605 m 648 m

  • Ascent

    993 m

  • Descent

    36 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5 .0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Frequent train connections from all over Switzerland via the Lötschberg tunnel or the Simplon line to Visp (SBB).


Take the cantonal road number 9 from Brig or Sierre to Visp.


Underground parking at Visp train station. Follow the car park routeing in Visp.


We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Safety information

Strictly respect the Swiss traffic rules. Please note that you are running the tour at your own risk and all liability is refused. Please be considerate to plants and animals. For your own safety, wear an helmet every time you ride a bike. Emergency numbers: 144 Ambulance / 117 Police / 1414 Helicopter Rescue (Rega).


SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1308 St. Niklaus / 1328 Randa / 1348 Zermatt