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Whether you’re looking for the ultimate kick, want to test your limits or simply would like to enjoy the beauty of nature – get inspired by the fascination of mountain biking.

Discover new routes, read exciting stories from our blog posts, take advantage of insider tips and learn some exciting additional information to help you plan your biking adventure.


Bike hostels

Stay overnight in one of our certified bike hostels during your cycling experience.

Our top route tips

  • The modern Gstaad-Saaneland Youth Hostel is the perfect starting point for your next adventure on two wheels. The bike-certified hostel with bike room is nestled in the imposing nature of the Bernese Oberland. An extensive breakfast buffet is always included when staying overnight at this affordable accommodation – regardless of whether you sleep in a comfortable multi-bed, double or single room

    Guests also receive the Gstaad Card at a discounted price and benefit from included cable cars, free travel on public transport on designated routes and discounts on over 80 activities.

    In the region, cycling fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to their adventurous get-aways, with over 500 kilometres of bike routes for racing bikes, e-bikes, mountain bikes and gravel bikes. Gstaad is primarily for bike sport guests who prefer technically moderate routes and want to combine a high-quality experience with physical activity.

    Those longing for a challenging mountain bike adventure should take the tour heading to the Vallée du Gros Mont. After a strenuous climb, you are rewarded with unspoiled nature and tranquillity. The destination also offers laid-back trails. One example is the idyllic route to the famous Lake Lauenen. But all trails have one thing in common: They pass through beautiful and varied landscapes.

    The state-of-the-art hostel with mountain views is a ski, family and bike hotel all at once. Here, you have everything you need for an eventful time in Gstaad, in the middle of the Bernese Oberland and in the glacier region.

  • Val d’Anniviers in the canton of Valais is considered to be the perfect biking paradise. The bike-certified «Bella Lui» Youth Hostel offers cycling fans everything they need for an adventurous trip: a bike room, tools and e-bike charging stations. A spacious sun terrace or the private south-facing balconies of the double rooms of the former sanatorium are great for relaxing after an exciting day. Always in view: the mighty four-thousand-metre peaks.

    An extensive breakfast buffet is included every morning of your overnight stay. The region around Crans-Montana has everything a biker’s heart desires. Insider tips include the mountain bike trails 1988 Bike, Bike Marathon, Valais Panorama Bike and Valais Alpine Bike through Tièche Valley. Leading through unspoiled nature past waterfalls and a wild brook, these routes offer fantastic views. If the tour is a bit too challenging, you can return at any time using free public transport. There are numerous charging stations on the mountain, such as in Colombire, to make sure the battery in your e-bike doesn’t run out. 

    If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, the bike park’s red track is just the right choice for you. Look forward to 530 metres in altitude with open flow sections to technical parts in the forest and, of course, a breathtaking view. For young guests and people without experience, there is a «Family Forest Loop» at Moubra Lake in the village. 

    Crans-Montana is the venue for numerous bike events. This year, Nino Schurter, Jolanda Nef and more will compete at the Swiss Mountain Bike Championship. A leg of the World Cup will follow in 2024 and Crans-Montana will host the World Cross-Country Championship in 2025. Here, you have the opportunity to let off steam on the same trails as the crème de la crème of the cycling world!  

    One of the most beautiful sides of the Valais can be found in Crans-Montana. Converted into a bike youth hostel, the Bella Lui lives up to its name!

There's something for every cyclist in Locarno

Professional snowboarder and cycling enthusiast Sina Candrian tested the mountain bike trails around our Locarno Youth Hostel. Keep reading for her trail tips for young and old.

Bike Adventure Alpine Circle

Bike pro Ines Thoma tested the Alpine Circle Bike Tour in the Grisons to make sure the trails are suitable and family-friendly.

Discover Interlaken by bike

Our mission for the holidays was clear: We want to discover new bike trails. In search of challenging and spectacular trails, we found what we were looking for in Central Switzerland. More precisely, in the region surrounding Interlaken.


More bike route inspirations

  • Graubünden Home of Trails:

    • Tip 1: Trans-Altarezia bike route (Stage 2/5)

      Ride from Sur En through the varied landscape of the Val d’Uina and along the spectacular Il Quar cliff trail. Once over the Sesvenna pass on Italian soil, you will travel through the Slingia Valley to your final destination – Santa Maria in Val Müstair.

      Distance: 48.2 km

      Duration: 7:00 h

      Ascent: 1'711 hm

      More information on the Trans-Altarezia cycling route 

      Suitable Hostels:  Scuol Youth Hostel / Sta. Maria Youth Hostel

    • Tip 2: Swiss Epic Stage Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide

      Do you dare to take on the route of the legendary original Swiss Epic stage from 2019? Start point in the middle of the village of Lenzerheide, end point Heidsee.

      Distance: 46.2 km

      Duration: 7:27 h

      Ascent: 1'823 hm

      More info on the Bike Attack route

      Suitable Hostels: Valbella-Lenzerheide Youth Hostel

    • Tip 3: Four-lake cycling tour, Zermatt

      The route begins at the Blauherd station, passing by alpine meadows and mountain lakes, and along single trails and dirt roads. Every mountain lake on the route has its own character.

      Distance: 12.1 km

      Duration: 1:25 h

      Ascent: 313 hm

      More information on the four-lake cycling tour

      Suitable Hostels: Zermatt Youth Hostel


Alpine Circle – check out the Grisons, with or without a bike

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