Mountain biking

Kalbermatten-YoYo Bike Tour (Nr. 3)

This route from Schwarzsee via Kalbermatten and Zmutt to Zermatt is a surprisingly winding single-track trail. There are some extreme sections towards the end, so it's a route that's only suitable for mountain bikers with a head for heights.

  • Type Mountain biking
  • Difficulty S2 hard
  • Duration 1,10 h
  • Distance 12,7 km
  • Ascent 41 m
  • Descent 1022 m
  • Lowest point 1600 m
  • Highest point 2586 m


The Matterhorn Express takes you up to Schwarzsee. From here, a gravel track takes you below the Matterhorn to Stafel (power plant) and over the Zmuttbach river to the other side of the valley. The single trail fun starts at this point.

The beginning of the bike trail is relatively flat and easy. There is only one short, tough climb.

When you reach the hamlet of Zmutt, the bike trail then leads onto the Yoyo Trail. There are some sharp corners here and towards the end, a few metres of ascent. Overall, this bike trail is very varied. Single trail experience is an advantage.

Schwarzsee - Stafel - Chalbermatten - Zmutt - Herbrigg - Bodmen - Zermatt Station

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
After a few flowy kilometres you reach the hamlet of Zmutt, where a short stop at one of the two restaurants is recommended if you want to indulge yourself culinarily.
  •  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.

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk. *The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Map and arrival