Exploring the Grächen biking region from the saddle of your MTB brings you closer to the region and its people. The Matterhorn Valley Trail leads through picturesque areas – with nature rewarding the athletically ambitious. We’ll provide you with all the important info.
The Matterhorn Valley Trail near Grächen
Mountain bikers and e-mountain bikers can pedal along the Matterhorn Valley Trail near Grächen from June to October: On the demanding route along the Vispa River, you will admire historic buildings in idyllic villages, explore vineyards and cross forests and meadows – always surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and with a view of the Matterhorn.
You’ll also climb a whopping 1,400 metres in altitude on the impressive bike tour 150 from Zermatt to Visp.
Highly motivated to master the bike tour 150
In the biking region of Grächen, there is a trail to suit every biker’s taste, and you can make your holiday the perfect sports adventure on two wheels. Nature-loving bikers and e-bikers who appreciate long, medium-difficulty tours will find their personal highlight in the Matterhorn Valley Trail.
Our tip: If you’d like to shorten the route, simply hop on the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway and let it take you to your next destination in comfort.
Route of the Matterhorn Valley Trail
You’ll start your biking adventure in Zermatt at an altitude of about 1,600 metres above sea level. Then you’ll ride your bike to Täsch, Randa, Herbriggen and Mattsand, until you can finally head on over to Grächen St. Niklaus. Optionally, you can continue to Kalpetran, Stalden and Neubrück until you reach the railway station in Visp. From there, you can easily get to Grächen by public transport. The sporty powerhouses among you can also tackle the way back on their bikes!
Numerous historical and nature-related highlights are waiting for you on this top-class bike tour:
- In Täsch, you can take a break amidst larch forests and meadows at the idyllic Lake Schalisee.
- In Randa, you can admire the debris cone from the 1991 landslide.
- In Kalpetran, you can explore historic trails past dry-stone walls.
Getting to the bike trail in Zermatt
Zermatt is car-free, which is why you can only get there by car as far as Täsch. But only about 12 minutes separate you from the starting point of the route: You can travel the last five kilometres either by bike, with private taxi providers or with the shuttle trains that run every 20 minutes.