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    The mountain bike trails in Switzerland are among the most beautiful in the world. Photo: Thomas, Adobe Stock

Mountain biking trails in Switzerland


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Mountain bikers find pure freedom and adventure on the trails über the mighty Swiss Alps. The mountain bike routes through the Swiss Alps are among the most beautiful in the world. In addition to the large selection of trails of all levels of difficulty, the Alpine country has more bike parks than any other country. Trails stretch across the entire country, whether in alpine mountain regions, hilly low mountain ranges, impressive gorges or flat rivers. If you are looking for perfect conditions for mountain biking, Switzerland is the place to be! 

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The 10 Most Beautiful mountain biking trails in Switzerland

Blick auf Lago Maggiore, mit Luino auf der linken Seeseite
Mountainbiking · Ticino
Monte Lema Trail 2 S2
recommended route Difficulty S2 moderate
8.7 km
0:55 h
96 m
967 m
Short but flowing. This tour offers pure riding pleasure, beautiful views, crisp turns on challenging terrain. 
Mto. della Croce
Mountainbiking · Lugano Region
From Tesserete via Mto. della Croce into Val Capriasca
Premium content Difficulty S2 moderate
19.6 km
4:00 h
950 m
950 m
A crisp short trip up the mountain of choice for mountain bikers. At the large iron cross below Monte Bar, the tour branches off onto a magnificent single trail - a highlight for single trail lovers.
Mountainbike-tour in San Bernardino, Mesolcina/Calanca: San Bernardino - San Bernardinopass
Mountainbiking · San Bernardino, Mesolcina/Calanca
San Bernardino - San Bernardino Pass
Premium content Difficulty S1 easy
17.6 km
2:10 h
561 m
561 m
Varied circular tour from the village of San Bernardino with a moderate ascent to the San Bernardino Pass. From there the route leads back along surprisingly easy single trails and through beautiful countryside.
Bildstock mit Brunnen am Mto. della Croce
Mountainbiking · Lugano Region
From Tesserete to Monte Bar
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
30.9 km
5:00 h
1,220 m
1,220 m
A mountain bike tour of the very best is the classic to Monte Bar in the hinterland of Lugano. A beautiful ascent on a pleasant asphalt road, a hut to stop at with a dream panorama and a super single trail for the descent - what more could you want?
Lötschberg Südrampe
Mountainbiking · Valais
Lötschberg south ramp BLS
recommended route Difficulty S2 difficult
31.5 km
3:45 h
1,096 m
1,503 m
The «Südrampe» is considered one of the most attractive bike routes in Switzerland and leads almost exclusively on single trails along historic water pipes. With the detour into the Baltschiedertal, the «Südrampe» becomes an unforgettable bike tour.
Mountainbiking · Switzerland
Kleine Scheidegg
Premium content Difficulty moderate
37.2 km
5:45 h
1,582 m
1,582 m
The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau trio of mountains presents one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Alps. This tour takes you on not-too-difficult trails via the popular tourist destination of the Kleine Scheidegg and the famous Lauberhorn ski run in Wengen.
2015 die renovierte Alte Pforzheimer Hütte in neuem Glanz.
Mountainbiking · Vinschgau
Two-country tour through the Uina Gorge
Premium content Difficulty S1 difficult
72.7 km
7:00 h
2,969 m
2,969 m
Demanding tour from Glurns into the Uina Gorge.
The Old Pforzheimer Hut with the Pforzheimer Lake.
Mountainbiking · Vinschgau
Crossing the Uina Gorge by mountain bike
recommended route Difficulty S1 difficult
79.7 km
8:00 h
3,261 m
3,255 m
This tour, which is particularly demanding in terms of fitness, takes us from Vinschgau through the spectacular Uinaschlucht gorge into the Lower Engadin and back over the Pass da Costainas. Fantastic panoramic views ranging from the Sesvenna group to the Silvretta and the distant Ötztal Alps, and exciting, partly technically difficult, partly enjoyable trails reward us for the long, sweaty climbs.
Monte Lema - Benutze den Wanderweg hinunter zur Hütte, nicht den Weg der Links am Restaurant vorbei führt
Mountainbiking · Ticino
Monte Lema II
recommended route Difficulty S2 moderate
20 km
2:20 h
286 m
286 m
Mountain bike experience in the sunshine room of Switzerland! Varied, challenging, medium-difficulty tour off the beaten track through idyllic mixed and birch forests on the tranquil Monte Lema.
Mountainbiking · Neuenburg/Jura/Berner Jura
Chasseral V
recommended route Difficulty S2 difficult
55.5 km
7:00 h
1,540 m
1,540 m
Many paths lead to the Chasseral, the «king of the Jura». This tour is a variation with start and finish in Biel. Scenic bike tour üover the Chasseral ridge. 
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Spectacular trails in the mountains of Graubünden

Graubünden has more mountain bike routes than any other canton: A whole 17,000 km of trails stretch through the picturesque mountain lakes, peaks and valleys - a dream for every mountain biker! No matter what kind of bike you are riding and what your preferences are, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Graubünden. You can get a good insight into the beauty of Graubünden on the panoramic tour from Padella to Corviglio, where you can enjoy the view of the mountains around St. Moritz and take a break at bathing lakes and mountain huts.

We have put together a collection of the 10 most beautiful mountain bike tours in Graubünden


Which bike parks and trails in Graubünden are worth a visit?


Besides the Alpenbikepark Chur, one of the best bike parks in Switzerland with five freeride trails, there are many other bike parks in the region with their own special features. Among them are other classic bike parks such as the Adventure Park in Davos and pump tracks such as the one at the Lai Barnagn swimming lake in Savognin.

You will also find one of the best mountain bike trails in the world in Graubünden: The Alps Epic Trail Davos - awarded as IMBA Epic Trail in 2014 - has everything that makes a good trail. You can reach the start on the Jakobshorn comfortably by train before speeding along the trails.

Flims Laax Falexa - The Swiss Mecca for Mountain Bikers

In the heart of the Swiss mountains, you will find more routes, trails and bike parks around Flims Laax Falera than in any other place in Switzerland. The mountain bike tours will take you to viewpoints worth seeing and picturesque mountain lakes and forests. The Rhine Gorge is particularly worth seeing and is known far beyond Switzerland's borders. Also known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland, the gorge will amaze you with its steep rock faces and turquoise waters. On the Rhine Gorge tour from Laax via Flims, Trin, Tamins and Bonaduz you will get a great insight into the wild nature.

What bike parks and trails are there in Flims Laax Falera?


Besides the large Bikepark Flims Laax with the 4 km long Nagens Enduro Trail you have the choice between two skill areas (Skill Area Bergbahnen Laax and Skill Area Bergbahnen Flims) and three pump tracks in Flims, Laax  und Schluein

If you're looking for top-notch trails, in addition to the Nagens Trail to Scansinas, we recommend the Never End Trail Tour and the Runca Trail

Trails with views of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch

When you are on your bike around Grindelwald, you will always have the impressive triumvirate of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in view. Especially on a tour up the popular Kleine Scheidegg you have a great view of the mighty Eiger north face. On the medium-difficulty route, forest paths alternate with steep passages and tight bends. You can also complete parts of the route comfortably with the well-known cogwheel railway to the Jungfraujoch. A real challenge is the Grütsch Trail on the Grütschalp. The freeride trail covers around 600 metres of altitude and is peppered with demanding flow sections that guarantee you riding fun. 

Mountainbiking · Switzerland
Kleine Scheidegg
Bike park · Bernese Oberland
Grütsch Trail

Mountain biking along the Rhine in Disentis Sedrun

The Disentis Sedrun region in the canton of Graubünden has transformed itself from a pure hiking area into a popular mountain bike destination. In addition to the 300 km network of spectacular routes, bike parks and bike-friendly accommodation in the rustic villages await you here. One of the most spectacular tours in the region is the Best of Disentis Sedrun with a total ascent of 1960 metres. No wish is left unfulfilled on the 53.3 km long loop: Action-packed trails alternate with quiet valley roads, reservoirs worth seeing and two cable car rides. In between there are various places to stop if you need a break from your mountain bike.

The tour from Tschamut to Disentis is much easier and suitable for families. The almost 17 km run mainly on less demanding, wide paths. In Selva you cross the Rhine and shortly afterwards pass the bathing lake Lag da Claus. At the Catrina Skills Park in Disentis you can prepare yourself for the mountain bike tours.

Beginner, intermediate and professional bikers will find drops, steep curves, jumps and waves on four different routes.

Perfect conditions for mountain bikers in the Valais

In the French-speaking canton of Valais in the south-west of Switzerland you will find an excellent infrastructure for your mountain bike holiday. Numerous perfectly signposted routes, mountain railways in Hülle and Fülle and no less than six bike parks leave nothing to be desired. One of the most popular places in the Valais for mountain bikers is the town of Leukerbad. This is where the first stage of the Valais Alpine Bike, one of the most popular mountain bike tours in the Valais, ends. From here, the following stage continues to Unterbäch. In between, you can recover from your exertions in the 10 B&Bs of Leukerbad.

Where are the six bike parks in Valais?


The bike parks are spread across the whole of the canton of Valais and offer not only the opportunity to hone your mountain bike skills, but also an incomparable panorama of the Valais mountains.

  • Champéry-Morgins
  • Verbier
  • Crans-Montana
  • Eischoll
  • Bellwald
  • St-Luc
Bike park · Région Dents du Midi
Champéry-Morgins Bike Park
Bike park · Entremont
Bikepark Verbier
Bike park · Crans-Montana
Bikepark Crans-Montana
Bike park · Raron
Eischoll Bike Park
Bike park · Goms
Bikepark Bellwald
Bike park · Sierre
Bikepark St-Luc

Explore the Jura mountains by mountain bike

The mountain range of the same name in the canton of Jura offers perfect conditions for varied MTB routes. In the north-west of Switzerland on the border with France, there is a network of almost 2,000 km of trails of all levels of difficulty. The Chasseral is a popular destination for mountain bikers: the highest peak in the Jura is also known as the King of the Jura. One variant of climbing the Chasseral by mountain bike is the tour with start and finish in Biel, which requires a certain amount of fitness and technical skills, but also rewards you with great views.

The Swiss Bike Park Oberried is the largest bike park in Switzerland, located in the canton of Jura. On an area of 30,000 m² you will find everything your mountain biker's heart desires - and with free admission. The StonePit Holderbank bike park is aimed at beginners and advanced bikers and was created by Swiss mountain biker Patrick Schärer.

Mountain bike tours in the forests around Winterthur

Around the densely wooded city of Winterthur you have over 100 MTB trails to choose from. On the extensive  hilly landscapes you will find both challenging single trails and flow trails. On the rapid descents down into the valley, you will repeatedly pass viewpoints worth seeing with a view of the Zürich Oberland. You will also come across historic castles and rivers along the way again and again.

Winterthur is picturesquely situated on the Eulach River and is the most densely wooded city in Switzerland. It is ...

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What are the most popular mountain bike tours around Winterthur?


One of the highlights is the 130 km long Hörnli bike route: After starting at the station in Winterthur, you ride along the Töss through the rural area on the first stage. At the Hulftegg you cross the pass between the Zurich Oberland and Toggenburg. The round trip up Winterthur's local mountain, the Eschenberg, is also worthwhile.

You want to work on your skills before you venture out on the trails? Then the Skills Park Winterthur is the place for you. In Europe's largest multi-sports hall, mountain bikers will get their money's worth with a pump track, a big air jump, a jump park and a wooden bowl.

The skills park is a great place to work on your skills before hitting the trails.


HONEGG "NORD" by Austin
May 30, 2023 · Community
Nice tour, but mostly gravel and paved roads. Only short sections of easy single trail. Quite good for beginners or those looking for a tour that isn't too challenging. Plan a refreshment or dessert stop at the Gabelsptiz restaurant!
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When did you do this route? May 27, 2023
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Tour du Lac de la Gruyère by Austin
May 30, 2023 · Community
A great ride, but be ready for a roller coaster of steep climbs and short fast decents 😂 Not technically difficult with only a few short sections with roots, rocks. The vast majority is smooth and lovely single track. Note: some sections with lots of hikers on weekends, but treat them with respect, ride in control, pass slowly and they will be friendly and accepting!
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When did you do this route? May 29, 2023
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