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Kalbermatten-YoYo Bike Tour (Nr. 3)

· 2 reviews · Mountain Bike · Zermatt
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  • The Yo-Yo-tour offers pure flow: like here on the last section in the forrest just above Zermatt.
    / The Yo-Yo-tour offers pure flow: like here on the last section in the forrest just above Zermatt.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Remo Thommen
  • / On the trail towards Chalbermatten
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Remo Thommen
  • / Stop on the dam wall in Zmutt
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • / When you reach the hamlet of Zmutt, the bike trail then leads onto the Yoyo Trail
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
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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.
moderate
Distance 12.7 km
1:10 h
41 m
1,022 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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 09, 2020
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,586 m
Lowest point
1,600 m
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Rest Stop

Jägerstube Zmutt
Schwarzsee
Stafelalp 2200m
Z'Mutt

Safety information

  •  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.

Tips and hints

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Schwarzsee (2'583 m) (2,586 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'620'961E 1'093'395N
DD
45.991795, 7.709165
DMS
45°59'30.5"N 7°42'33.0"E
UTM
32T 400033 5093945
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Destination

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Getting there

Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'620'961E 1'093'395N
DD
45.991795, 7.709165
DMS
45°59'30.5"N 7°42'33.0"E
UTM
32T 400033 5093945
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

Questions and answers

Question from Sabine Kaden · August 17, 2020 · Community
Hallo, woher weiß man denn die Route? Muss man sich einen Guide nehmen? Danke und Grüße, Sabine
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Answered by Martin Stettler  · August 18, 2020 · Community
Hallo Link der Tour: https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/mountainbike/zermatt/bike-tour-kalbermatten-yo-yo-nr.-3-/28544892/ Route entweder ausdrucken oder Download des Tracks (GPX) für Navigationsgerät. Gute Tour und Gruss Martin

Rating

3.0
(2)
Martin Stettler 
August 02, 2020 · Community
Immer wieder !!!
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When did you do this route? July 09, 2020
Oli Kuster
July 24, 2019 · Community
würde ich nicht machen. an gewissen stellen muss man das bike hoch- und auch runter tragen...ein wunder, habe ich den Wechsel nicht abgerissen😉
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When did you do this route? July 24, 2019

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
41 m
Descent
1,022 m
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