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  • Passing Tufteren on the way down to the village
    / Passing Tufteren on the way down to the village
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • / Starting point at Sunnegga
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • / An adventure for the whole family
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Leander Wenger
  • / A stop at one of the mountain restaurants along the way
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • / Giving back the kickbikes at the Sunnegga valley station
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabien Pannatier
  • / Kickbike auf Sunnegga
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
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Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at its best.
moderate
Distance 7.2 km
0:45 h
152 m
821 m

A kickbike is like a cross between a bike and a scooter, great fun to ride for people of all ages. From Sunnegga, the trail leads initially towards Tufteren, past ancient Swiss stone pine trees and tall larches. At Tufteren the track plunges into the lush mountain forest, and follows a giant zig-zag all the way down to the village of Zermatt.

  • Appropriate for children from age 9
  • Special family tickets
  • from approx. late May to mid-October

Author’s recommendation

Before heading downhill, it is worthwhile to make a photo stop at Tufteren with its wooden houses and the Matterhorn in the background.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Update: March 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,278 m
Lowest point
1,608 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga
Othmar´s
Ried

Safety information

  • Take into account participants’ fitness level and ability.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not leave the marked routes.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Tips and hints

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Start

Sunnegga (2,288 m) (2,277 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'625'691E 1'096'214N
DD
46.016986, 7.770354
DMS
46°01'01.1"N 7°46'13.3"E
UTM
32T 404814 5096669
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Destination

Zermatt (1,620 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Sunnegga - Tufteren - Ried - Zermatt (Sunnegga Express valley station)

Note


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Public transport

By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Getting there

Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'625'691E 1'096'214N
DD
46.016986, 7.770354
DMS
46°01'01.1"N 7°46'13.3"E
UTM
32T 404814 5096669
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Kickbike with helmet (available for hire from the valley station of the Sunnegga Express)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Good footwear

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
821 m
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