7.2 miles
Distance
63 ft
Climb
-4,863 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

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.
All riding is at one’s own risk.

(Deutsche Übersetzung unten / Traduction Française ci-dessous)

Bike tour Gornergrat Classic (Nr. 1)

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.

From Gornergrat to Rotenboden, the trail is very technical and rocky. Experienced riders will love it. The trail then becomes a bit easier and more flowy until you get to the Riffelsee. In the famous Riffelsee, you can see the reflection of the Matterhorn. It’s a shame not to stop at this point. Once you’ve taken some photos of the Riffelsee, the bike trail continues back to Riffelberg. This section is fairly straightforward.

From Riffelberg, there is a fairly technical single trail back down to the Riffelalp. It has two or three challenging, quite exposed points which are only for experienced bikers. Otherwise, we recommend that you push your bike for a bit.

The flow returns after the Riffelalp. The Chämihitta Trail is a jewel among flow trails and leads back down to Furi. If you don't get to the end with a grin on your face, you've not done it right

From Furi, the Moos Trail takes you back to the village.

In high season, we recommend doing the route in the early morning (until 10 a.m.) or early evening (from 4 p.m.) at these times, there are fewer hikers on the trail.

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Bike tour Gornergrat Classic (Nr. 1)

Mit der Gornergrat Bahn geht es hoch auf den Gornergrat. Bevor man sich auf die Bikewege stürzt, sollte man sich unbedingt die atemberaubende Aussicht auf den Gornergletscher, das Matterhorn und das restliche Bergpanorama anschauen.

Vom Gornergrat bis Rotenboden ist der Trail sehr technisch und verblockt. Geübte Fahrer kommen hier voll auf ihre Kosten. Danach wird es etwas einfacher und flüssiger zu fahren – bis man zum Riffelsee kommt. Im berühmten Riffelsee sieht man die Spiegelung des Matterhorns. Wer hier vorbeifährt ohne zu halten, verpasst etwas. Sind die Fotos vom Riffelsee geknipst, führt der Bikeweg weiter bis nach Riffelberg. Auch dieser Abschnitt ist problemlos zu bewältigen.

Von Riffelberg geht es weiter über einen ziemlich technischen Singletrail runter bis zur Riffelalp. Auch hier gibt es wieder zwei bis drei anspruchsvolle respektive exponierte Stellen, die nur geübte Biker bewältigen können. Ansonsten empfiehlt sich, das Bike kurz zu schieben.

Spätestens ab der Riffelalp kommt der Flow zurück. Der Chämihittaweg ist ein wahres Flow-Juwel, das einen bis nach Furi hinunterführt. Wer hier nicht mit einem Lächeln im Gesicht ankommt, hat definitiv etwas falsch gemacht.

Ab Furi geht es auf dem Moos-Trail zurück ins Dorf.

In der Hochsaison wird empfohlen, die Tour am frühen Morgen (bis 10 Uhr) oder am frühen Abend (ab 16 Uhr) zu machen. Denn zu dieser Zeit sind weniger Wanderer unterwegs.

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Bike tour Gornergrat Classic (Nr. 1)

Le Gornergrat Bahn vous emmène d’abord au sommet. Avant de vous lancer sur les sentiers de VTT, ne manquez pas d’admirer la vue imprenable sur le glacier du Gorner, le Cervin et l’ensemble du panorama montagneux.

Entre le Gornergrat et Rotenboden, la piste est très technique et pleine d’obstacles. Les vététistes expérimentés se régaleront sur ce tronçon. La descente est ensuite un peu plus facile et fluide – jusqu’au lac Riffelsee. C’est dans le célèbre lac Riffelsee que l’on peut admirer le reflet du Cervin. Il serait vraiment dommage de passer par ici sans s’arrêter, car vous rateriez un spectacle magnifique. Une fois les photos du lac Riffelsee prises, l’itinéraire VTT se poursuit jusqu’à Riffelberg. Cette section ne pose pas non plus de difficultés particulières.

De Riffelberg, on prend un single trail assez technique qui descend jusqu’à Riffelalp. Vous trouverez ici aussi deux à trois endroits plus techniques longeant des précipices et réservés aux vététistes confirmés. Si vous n’en êtes pas un, il est recommandé de descendre brièvement de son vélo pour les passer à pied.

Mais le flow revient au plus tard à partir de Riffelalp. Le Chämihittaweg est en effet un havre de fluidité qui vous emportera jusqu’à Furi. Si vous n’arrivez pas ici le sourire aux lèvres, c’est que vous avez fait quelque chose de travers.

À partir de Furi, l’itinéraire vous ramène au village par le Moos-Trail.

En pleine saison, nous vous recommandons de faire ce circuit tôt le matin (jusqu’à 10 heures) ou en début de soirée (à partir de 16 heures). Vous y recontrerez en effet moins de randonneurs.

Detailed Description
Bike tour Gornergrat Classic (Nr. 1) is a 7 mile popular expert route located near Zermatt. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 63 ft with a max elevation of 10,078 ft then descends -4,863 ft.

3 Reviews & Comments

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ggb3089 (May 26, 2020 at 7:50)
From summer 2020 the Gornergrat Bahn will transport mountain bikes from 16.00 hrs. In the late afternoon, you can take advantage of the free track on the trails and ideally make a sunset tour out of it.
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ggb3089 (May 26, 2020 at 7:49)
From summer 2020 the Gornergrat Bahn will transport mountain bikes from 16.00 hrs. In the late afternoon, you can take advantage of the free track on the trails and ideally make a sunset tour out of it.
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ggb3089 (May 26, 2020 at 7:48)
Trail Gornergrat
From summer 2020 the Gornergrat Bahn will transport mountain bikes from 16.00 hrs. In the late afternoon, you can take advantage of the free track on the trails and ideally make a sunset tour out of it.
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    Mountain Bike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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  • Altitude change
    -4,800 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,265 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,071 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,272 ft
  • Grade
    -12.6%
  • Grade max
    -128.9%
  • Grade min
    16.6%
  • Distance climb
    1,847 ft
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,713 ft
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