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Mountainbike: Glacier Bike Tour West

Mountainbike: Glacier Bike Tour

One of the most impressive Bike Rides in the Alps

As you travel along the route of the Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train, you’ll be struck by the ever-changing beauty of the landscape, the impressive sights and rich culture along the way. When you are familiar with the Swiss-German dialects spoken in Graubünden and Valais, you will also recognize the contrast encountering Rumantsch, Switzerland's fourth official language besides German, French, and Italian. All those details you would miss when travelling a faster way. The Glacier Bike Tour follows the route of the Glacier Express, taking you into the midst of the land and the people of the three cantons it crosses. Experience the whole variety of Switzerland on this multi-day bike tour from Andermatt to Zermatt.

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Itinerary

The Furka Pass is 2,429 metres above sea level and, on the way there, you’ll pass by the smallest village in Switzerland and find traces of Sean Connery, who lived in this area during the filming of ‘Goldfinger’ in 1963, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as the trail snakes along. From its highest point, the route leads to the glacial world of Valais and the source of the river Rhône. 

approx. 45 km (Singletrails: 0 km)
1'100 m
1'180 m

After the sparse but nonetheless stunning scenery within the Furka Pass comes the picturesque landscape of Goms. From Ulrichen, the route descends through riverside forests, deserted valleys and old mountain villages to the warm Valais vineyards. 

approx. 58 km (Singletrails: 2 km)
550 m
1'240 m

The Grand Finale! From wine to ice cream, from the warmth of Valais to Switzerland’s famous landmark … the final stage towards the Matterhorn is a more than 1,000-metre trail, leading steadily uphill from Brig and through the Mattertal valley. 

approx. 38 km (Singletrails: 4.8 km)
1'140 m
190 m

Tour character

This multi-day tour is perfect for e-mountain biking. As the routes involve a great deal of altitude change, this can be made more enjoyable with electric assistance. The tours themselves lead along natural paths, asphalt and easy trails. Technically, this tour is no problem for experienced bikers. 

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
31.08.2024 - 15.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
29.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Arrival daily
Glacier Bike Tour West, 4 days, CH-GRAAZ-04X
Base price
795.-
835.-
Surcharge single room 199.- 199.-

Category: 3* and 4* hotels

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Arrival daily
Glacier Bike Tour West, 4 days, CH-GRAAZ-04X
Base price
Surcharge single room
795.-
199.-
835.-
199.-

Category: 3* and 4* hotels

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Andermatt
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Zermatt
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
115.-
90.-
169.-
70.-
115.-
90.-
169.-
70.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Arrival daily
Andermatt
Double room p.P. 115.- 115.-
Surcharge single room 90.- 90.-
Zermatt
Double room p.P. 169.- 169.-
Surcharge single room 70.- 70.-
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MTB Fully
E-MTB Fully
215.-
249.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as mentioned incl. breakfast 
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (direct arrival and departure only)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train 
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room) 
  • Navigation app and GPS data available 
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year  
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival in Andermatt using public transport. Luggage drop-off at the luggage office by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.  
  • Departure from Zermatt using public transport.  
Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app. On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers
  • Detailed program with map sections

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you additionally to find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.