It’s derby-time in Zermatt!

It’s time for a new era — from 17th to 21st September 2019 the TRAILLOVE Derby will take place for the first time, a new kind of mountain bike adventure underneath the Matterhorn! In teams of two you’ll be exploring the unique offer of Zermatt and try to collect as many points as possible along your rides. Focus will be on epic trails, our local highlights and one or the other challenges to complete together with your team mate.

Our TRAILLOVE Derby Package includes everything you need to join the adventure and some amazing days of riding bikes in Zermatt Matterhorn. Besides the TRAILLOVE Derby, the final round of the Enduro World Series will go down on Saturday, 21st September 2019 together with TRAILLOVE - Alpine Mountain Bike Festival including different activities all weekend long.

High alpine terrain, flowy singletrails, endless decents starting at over 3’000 m.a.s.l. and epic days from sunrise unitl sundown in Zermatt Matterhorn - are you ready to get Derby?

How does it work?

With your smartphone and our digital navigation application you and your team mate will join different adventures with specific checkpoints. Some checkpoints include little tasks with which you can collect extra points. Your goal as a team is, to complete the TRAILLOVE Derby with as many points as possible. So after amazing days riding bikes in Zermatt you might as well call yourself “Derby Champion”!

Each day at TRAILLOVE Derby has it’s on theme:

Day 1 - Matterhorn Trail Rally — Ride as many trails as possible and explore secret spots around the Matterhorn

Day 2 - Widen your Horizon — Join the journey and discover the variety of trails in the Valais

Day 3 - Zermatt Epic Rides — The trail highlights of Zermatt all in one day!


How to register?

Registration for TRAILLOVE Derby 2019 is on! With our all-inclusive TRAILLOVE Derby Package you get the full experience in one deal!

The TRAILLOVE Derby Package includes:

  • 4 nights* in the best 4-star hotels in Zermatt including spa

  • 4-day Bikepass Zermatt for TRAILLOVE Derby and one extra day, so you get to experience the Enduro World Series and TRAILLOVE Festival

  • Additional Transportation / Shuttle

  • Digital trail maps and navigation by smartphone (personal smartphone required)

  • Lunches altogether in mountain restaurants

  • Dinner altogether in cool locations in and around Zermatt

  • TRAILLOVE Derby Finisher Event

  • Finisher-Medal, TRAILLOVE Derby Shirt and additional prizes

  • and more…

Price: 980.- CHF per person (1’960.- CHF per team)

Attention: There are only 50 Spots (teams of two) available!

*Nights from Tuesday until Saturday included, additional nights can be booked for a special rate. Your bikepass will be valid from Wednesday until Saturday. Please find the schedule of the event below.


What’s up at TRAILLOVE Zermatt?

The TRAILLOVE - Alpine Mountain Bike Festival offers more exciting events, so it’s definitely worth thinking about prolonging your stay for the weekend.

Tuesday, 17. September 2019:
individual arrival and check-in, followed by welcome & briefing

Wednesday, 18. September 2019:
TRAILLOVE Derby - Day 1: Matterhorn Trail Rally

Thursday, 19. September 2019:
TRAILLOVE Derby - Day 2: Widen your Horizon

Friday, 20. September 2019:
TRAILLOVE Derby - Day 3: Zermatt Epic Rides
followed by Finisher Event

Saturday, 21. September 2019:
Enduro World Series, Race Day
Brand Village with Test Bikes
TRAILLOVE x EWS Party

Sunday, 22. September 2019:
TRAILLOVE Family Day


Requirements:

Zermatt is well know for its high alpine, technical terrain but also flowy singletrails - therefore the TRAILLOVE Derby is only recommended to advanced riders.

Technique: 7/10
Condition: 6/10 (most uphill sections are supported by mountain railways / shuttle)

Amount of vertical meters per day:
Uphill: 500 - 800hm
Downhill: 1500 - 3000 hm