Winterbike

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Winter biking, for which fat bikes are usually used, is becoming increasingly popular among outdoors-minded people looking for new sporting challenges. There is a wide range of winter biking activities on offer in the holiday region of Gstaad. Winter biking is permitted on most of the region’s winter walking trails. On the ideal winter biking terrain at Sparenmoos above Zweisimmen there is a choice of various attractive circular tours and downhill runs. Bikers can also participate in such exciting events as the Gstaad Snow Bike Festival, the Fat Bike Test Weekend and the Bike Night event.

Routes

Besides Hotspot Sparenmoos, winter biking in the region of Gstaad is generally permitted on the existing winter hiking trails. Bikers should observe any existing cycling prohibitions.

Attractive routes in the whole region of Gstaad
Attractive routes in the whole region of Gstaad

Gstaad Saanenland Tourism recommends the following winter hiking trails:

  • 20 (= No. on the Winter Hiking Map) Saanen-Rougemont
  • 31 Turbach-Gstaad
  • 6 Saanenmöser-Zweisimmen
  • 4 Oeschseite-Riedli-Zweisimmen
  • 3 Sparenmoos circular route

Events

Snow Bike Festival Trailer

Fatbikes

Fatbiking - The new trend sport
Fatbiking - The new trend sport

Fat bikes are mountain bikes with oversized tyres. These act as a kind of bicycle "snowshoe". Winter biking as a group, either as a club or workplace outing or just with friends, only adds to the fun. Fat bikes are available at all bike shops in the region and as a standard winter tourist offer at Sparenmoos. Groups wishing to participate must make prior reservations.

Fatbike Renting

Bikesport Reuteler, Saanen

Fredy's Bikewält,
Gstaad

Sputnik Bikeshop, Zweisimmen Lenk

Hotel Garni Sonnegg, Zweisimmen

Berghotel Sparenmoos, Zweisimmen

Transport

Comfortable bus ride to Sparenmoos
Comfortable bus ride to Sparenmoos

Fat bikes may be transported by bus up to Sparenmoos. Larger groups should make prior reservation. Bikes can also be transported by train.

Please note! In terms of the existing national guidelines of the Swiss Ropeway Association and the Swiss Commission for the Prevention of Accidents on Snow Sport Runs, winter sports pistes, winter hiking trails and toboggan runs that are accessed by mountain railways are excluded. More information

Share the trail - respect each other!

Trail rules - Love your trails!
Trail rules - Love your trails!

In the Gstaad region, hikers, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts largely share the same trails. It is therefore important that people are tolerant and considerate towards others. Mountain bikers should slow down to walking pace when overtaking other people and must give way to hikers when their paths cross on narrow trails. Hikers must accept mountain bikers as equal trail users and should make way for them where this is possible and sensible.

  • Use trails at your own risk. Adjust your riding to suit the terrain and your skill level.
  • Do not break if the wheels are locked!
  • Stay on roads and trails. To cut across country is strictly prohibited.
  • Show consideration when encountering and overtaking hikers and other trail users. Due consideration must also be given to animals and plants.
  • Animals on the trail have the right of way. Animals should only be approached slowly
  • Gates and pasture fences must always be closed after riding through them.
  • Waste must be disposed of properly.
  • It is important to plan a bike ride well and to take suitable equipment with you.
  • Save the emergency ambulance number 144 and the emergency police number 117 to your mobile phone.

No liability can be accepted for any accidents.

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Gstaad

The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.

Contact

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83
info@gstaad.ch

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