Matterhorn Bike Adventure
It was time to introduce the bikes to the Matterhorn! This was the second mountain of the trip on the tick list of 'must see'! We travelled to Tasch, which was a small town down the valley from car free Zermatt. The campsite was a little crowded!! At one point I could not open the driver door for a tent! However these are small issues when surrounded by such stunning scenery!
After a quick sunbathe and lunch stop we bravely navigated our way off the side of the mountain! Having climbed 900m we knew we were in for a treat on the way down! As soon as H expertly took the picture below we instantly knew it would be a good contender for MBR readers pics (MTB magazine).
The descent was awesome, it was mixture of technical singletrack and loose steep ski pistes!! Ever ridden down a red run with huge boulders? Nerves and bones are shaking at the end!! We even saw a marmot while holding on for dear life on the piste!
We arrived at the summit at 8.44am little did we know that 24 hours later we would be in South Wales talking about our adventures!
We were sad to say goodbye to the Matterhorn having had the pleasure of it's company for the last few days but on reflection this was just the perfect end to a perfect Holiday! It was time to go back to work for a rest!!