Mountainbiking

Bike-Tour Kelle

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.

  • Type Mountainbiking
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 0,40 h
  • Distance 5,9 km
  • Ascent 108 m
  • Descent 922 m
  • Lowest point 2019 m
  • Highest point 2941 m

Description

The initial climb is done using the Gornergrat Bahn. When you reach the Gornergrat, you go past the Gifthittli mountain station and then take the left-hand trail.

This is a very technically challenging trail that snakes through loose gravel and steep slopes. The trail after Untere Kelle includes a few serpentines that require a mountain biker's full attention.

At the end of some difficult sections, you'll reach the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu (formerly Berggasthaus Grünsee) on the right-hand side. We highly recommend taking a break here, so you can start the last section of the trail to Findeln feeling fresh. From Findeln, heading downhill on the Sunnegga Trail is recommended.

Obere Kelle – Untere Kelle – Ritz - Grünsee – Berter -  Findeln Ze Gassen - Findeln Bord

We recommend:

  • Bike in excellent working order
  • Helmet, gloves and bell
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Food and drink

It is worthwhile to take your eyes off the trail from time to time and to admire the beautiful surroundings. With a bit of luck you might discover grazing game or, for example, an edelweiss.

 

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

  • 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.

Map and arrival