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Give the gift of time and leisure. The Riffelhaus is the best place for relaxation and literally offers something for everyone. You can also purchase our gift certificates at the last minute and print them out yourself.

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For beginners and professionals


From laid-back to challenging

Mountain biking in the shadow of the Matterhorn

With 100 kilometres of signposted trails that cater to every level – some fast, some steep, yet others technical – Zermatt is a veritable El Dorado for cycling professionals, enthusiasts and families. All routes lie between 1,400 and 3,100 metres above sea level – and the best way to reach them is via the Riffelhaus, situated at 2,500 metres above sea level.


Cycling in Zermatt

You can easily take your bike with you on the Gornergrat Bahn, and before you know it, you’re at the top and speeding downhill on two wheels again. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from putting your fitness levels to the test and going up the mountain on your bike too! Thrill-seekers can get an adrenaline rush on the trails, while hobby cyclists can enjoy a tour of the Schwarzsee lake.

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Perfect for beginners

Anyone who wants to see whether mountain biking is right for them is in good hands at Bike School Zermatt. You can book a private lesson or try a beginners’ course as part of a group. There are courses for kids as well, and if the parents are already confident cyclists themselves, the staff at the bike school know all the best freeride trails in Zermatt. Bike School Zermatt is a partner of Riffelhaus 1853.

Special offers for families

Sporting fun on two wheels for adults and children 9 years and older: glide across Alpine meadows around the Schwarzsee lake on super-fat tyres with a dirt scooter or fly down from Sunnegga to Zermatt on a kickbike.

Get a free bike pass!

Mountain bikers at the Riffelhaus: rejoice. With 100 kilometres of signposted trails to choose from every day, you are sure to find the easy-going or more challenging route you are looking for. Afterwards, head to the spa area to relax and enjoy the stunning view over the Matterhorn.
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The ultimate bike experience

Look forward to 100 kilometres of signposted mountain bike routes at the foot of the Matterhorn – whether you prefer speed, steep climbs or technical stretches. Your VIP bike guide will show you the most spectacular trails in Switzerland. You will also enjoy three luxurious nights in a hotel – your first to acclimatise to the altitude at 1,600 metres above sea level, before heading up to 2,500 metres above sea level, right opposite the Matterhorn.
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