We have been planning, constructing and maintaining trails since 1998 because we love mountain biking and hiking.
Trails are a testimony to our unique cultural landscape. Ever since humans first settled in the Alpine region, they have been creating countless paths to transport goods from A to B, to bring cattle to pastures and alpine fields, and to get from one valley to the next. We still move along these historical routes today – even if we’re often not aware of it. For the most part, however, use of these trails has changed considerably. The transport routes are now used for recreational activities. The entire network of hiking trails in Switzerland covers about 65,000 km and enables mountain bikers and hikers to explore our countryside.
Current projects and news:
Villars-sur-Ollon: Maxi Avalanche
The mountain bike trail in Villars-sur-Ollon, in the Chablais region, has been around for over 20 years. It’s now being gradually restored and extended with completely new sections such as a jumpline. The stretch combines flowing and technical sections with natural parts on a route for experienced mountain bikers. You can find out more about creative bike trails here.
Innsbruck: Trail Running Championships 2023
We set up a 180 m long trail in the old town for the Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival and the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships 2023 Innsbruck – Stubai in June 2023. After the events, the city trail was dismantled. These building materials were reused for other events and purposes. You can find out more about successful events here.
A two-kilometre-long mountain bike trail with challenging elements, side hits and jumps is currently being set up in Vercorin.
Completion of the route is expected in mid-2024. You can find more trails constructed by the Trailworks team here.
Disentis/Mustér: Restoration of hiking trails
The work on various trail sections focused on correct water drainage, better tread safety, clarifying confusing areas, preventing further erosion and simplifying key spots. You can find out more about hiking trails here.
Branch in Valais
We are delighted about the establishment of the Trailworks branch in French-speaking Switzerland in summer 2023. We now have a branch office in Les Giettes/Monthey to better serve our customers in this area. Maxime Le Gall is taking over the management of the branch and is the contact person for the French-speaking part of Switzerland. You can find more information about the team here. You can read an interview with Maxime Le Gall here.