Mountainbiking

Bike tour Kelle (Nr. 2)

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 0,35 h
  • Distance 8,8 km
  • Ascent 72 m
  • Descent 1326 m
  • Lowest point 1764 m
  • Highest point 3089 m

Description

Take the Gornergrat Bahn up to the Gornergrat. Before heading off on the bike trail, take in the breathtaking views of the Gorner Glacier, the Matterhorn and the Alpine panorama.

First, the gravel path goes down to the Gornergratsee. The single trail fun starts at this point. Initially, it’s quite flowy, but you soon reach rocky terrain with some slow tech sections. Some parts are exposed so you need to be careful. Experienced bikers will absolutely love this single trail.

You soon reach the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu and the bike trail then becomes less technical. At the Mountain Lodge, the trail heads left towards Lauberen. This section is very flowy again with some technical sections and tree roots.

We recommend only riding this section when the weather is dry.

The trail eventually reaches Findelbach station and then Moosstrasse. From there, you can either go directly back to Zermatt or join the Moos Trail.

As the single trail is on a north-facing slope, the snow remains on the ground for a long time. This bike trail is therefore best ridden in late summer (from the end of July).

Gornergrat - Kelle - Ze Seewjinen - Lauberen - Findelbach - Alm (-Moos-Trail)

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

At Findelbach, you can cross the river and stop off in Findeln. If you want to stop earlier, there is also the option of the Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu.

 

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