Southeast of Zurich in the upper Matteral Valley, the Zermatt area has about 50km of marked mountain bike trails. The mountains surrounding the town attract plenty of mountain bikers who are equally excited about the scenic, but challening, singletrack as they are about the lift-accessed trail system.
The Swiss Alpine Bike Route #1 is an east-west 660km mountain biking tour. The pan Switzerland Bike Route is spread into 16 stages with a total vertical of 16,800m.
Northwest of Moab, the Magnificent 7 Trail System provides a range of loops for mountain bikers to explore. The trail system consists of seven main trails: Bull Run (5.1 miles), Arth's Corner (1.5 miles), Little Canyon (2.2 miles), Great Escape (3.3 miles), Gold Bar, Portal Trail and Poison Spider.
North of Crested Butte and Gothic, the Trail 401 provides the ultimate test of bike handling while running an exposed narrow ridge line along the Maroon Bells Wilderness boundary. To reach the mountain biking trailhead for Trail 401 from town, follow Gothic Road (FS317) north through Gothic to the NFS Gothic Campground parking area (near Rustlers Gulch Road). Continue riding on FS317 northwest for several miles.
Northeast of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Val di Fanes is one of the most infamous mountain bike trails in the Dolomites. In addition to passing through the limestone spires of the Dolomites, the trail passes waterfalls and small alpine lakes.
Southeast of Truckee, the Flume Trail is one of the most popular mountain bike trails in the Lake Tahoe area. This epic mountain biking route is on most riders bucket list for its spectacular vistas along traverse across steep side country above Lake Tahoe.
Northwest of Sun Valley, the Adams Gulch Trail System is a 15+ mile singletrack trail network perfect for mountain biking. This close-to-town ride has a variety of combinations with a maximum descent of 1,400 feet.
Northeast of downtown Steamboat, the Spring Creek Trail is a 5.1 mile singletrack winding along the namesake creek. There is roughly 1,415 feet of descent from the upper to the lower trailheads.
Southeast of Jackson Hole, the Cache Creek Trail System provides fabulous mountain biking close to town. This is an exceptional mountain bike trail system linking Cache Creek, Game Creek and the Snow King ski area trail system.
Linking Crested Butte and Aspen, the road over Pearl Pass is a challenging 40 mile mountain bike ride. This remote, rugged route combines paved roads, dirt roads and rocky tracks as it winds through meadows, aspens forest and alpine passes.