Biking highlights in the Valais region…

Summer was intense, with lots of work and a lot of highlights in the mountains. It’s always a pleasure when friends come for a visit in the beautiful Valais region and I am able to show them around and bike with them the coolest trails in the Alps. Surrounded by the majesty of the 4000 meter peaks it’s no wonder that this region is one of the beauties in the alps. And the Matterhorn is of course a highlight for everybody…

My two favourite panoramatrails around Zermatt are the one’s from Gornergrat and “Trift”. Both are just to enjoy for experienced bikers, otherwise you have to toss and carry your bike for quite a while 😉 Gornergrat is easy accessible with the Gornergratbahn. Although the cost for just one ride is quite expensive (46 Swiss Francs for one way) is absolutely worth it! The panorama up there is just BEAUTIFUL! And the trails down there are AWESOME! Technical but rideable, flowy and always the Matterhorn in front of you… 1500 altitude meters downhill, not bad or?

For the Trift tour you start also in Zermatt and either take the Schwarzhornbahn or save the money and bike to Zmutt and into direction of Schönbielhütte. Then 400 altitude meters tossing and carrying the bike to ride on of the most beautiful panoramic trails I’ve ever rode… Views to Dufourspitze, Breithorn, Liskamm, Pollux and Co guaranteed. And then more than 1000 altitude meters technical but good rideable trail downhill.

As pictures tell more stories than words here is a “BEST OF” picture gallery…

Thanks my friends for the visit and some great moments in the mountains!!!!!

Ride on,

Mel:-)

Zmuttglacier…
surfing the trails around Zermatt…
Steph…
Bike and hike Tour to Trift… In the back: Obergabelhorn…
Picnic-Panoramaplace…
Panoramatrail…
what a view 🙂
Johannes & Petra…
Mel…
@ Gornergrat… Petra, Steph, Liz, Johannes…
the eye of the Gorner glacier…
Mel & Steph… Columbia meets Matterhorn 🙂
Bandmeeting on 3000 meters… Thanks to Johannes, Petra, Steph & Liz!!!!! It’s been AWESOME!!!!
Johannes…
Liz…
and again the famous Matterhorn…
Grindji lake mirroring the Matterhorn, Johannes & Steph…
Europaweg in direction to Täsch… Weißhorn in the back…
Johannes…
Mel…
Obergabelhorn…
what an amazing day!!!!

Gornergrat afternoon with Claudia and Hans… WONDERFUUUUULLLL!!!! THANK you soooooo much!!!!!

Claudia & Hans…
wohooooo… love those trails here 🙂

Riding the Illhorn, 2719 m, high above Sierre, more than 2000 altitude meters downhill 🙂

What a day!!!!!

Illhorn, 2719 m
what a view 🙂
If you love your bike, you have to carry it ;-)… Close to the peak…
Illgraben…
Rhonevalley…
DOWNHILL 🙂

Täschalps…

Weißhorn in the back…
massive Weißhorn… 4506 meters…
on the way down again…

Carmen & Stephan on a visit 🙂 Another AWESOME day!!!!! THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!! Again on the Panoramatrail “Trift”…

Ricola Herb garden…
Stephan in front of the Massive Northface of the Matterhorn…
another Pic-nic-Panoramaplace…
Mel and Stef @ the Panoramatrail…
my favourite pic 🙂
Carmen & Stef…
Carmen & Stef… At the back… Switzerlands highest peak: Dufourspitze…
another beauty shot…