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Kickbike on Sunnegga

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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
    / Starting point at Sunnegga
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • An adventure for the whole family
    / An adventure for the whole family
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Leander Wenger
  • A stop at one of the mountain restaurants along the way
    / 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
    / Giving back the kickbikes at the Sunnegga valley station
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabien Pannatier
  • Kickbike auf Sunnegga
    / Kickbike auf Sunnegga
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
Map / Kickbike on Sunnegga
1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 2600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Sunnegga Buffet Bar Sunnegga Fotopoint Tufteren Tufternalp Othmar´s Ried

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
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.

 

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: October 16, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2278 m
Lowest point
1608 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga
Othmar´s
Ried
Tufternalp

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.

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

Tips, hints and links

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Start

Sunnegga (2,288 m) (2277 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.016986, 7.770354
UTM
32T 404814 5096669

Destination

Zermatt (1,620 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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”.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
821 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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