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Jogging

Vita Parcours Zermatt

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  • The vita parcours between Zen Stecken and Blatten
    / The vita parcours between Zen Stecken and Blatten
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • Equiped with with signs and excercise instructions
    / Equiped with with signs and excercise instructions
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • On the way different points with exercises
    / On the way different points with exercises
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • Mostly in the forrest and therefore in the shadow
    / Mostly in the forrest and therefore in the shadow
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
Map / Vita Parcours Zermatt
1350 1500 1650 1800 1950 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 Ricola Kräutergarten Blatten

The Vita Parcours fitness trail near Zermatt extends along either side of the Zmuttbach river. It leads along footpaths through woods, over bridges and to pretty, secluded spots.

easy
2.7 km
1:15 h
215 m
195 m

Zermatt’s Vita Parcours: a jogging and fitness circuit at the foot of the Matterhorn. The lush forest between the Zmuttbach river and Furi offers a beautiful setting for exercise. The route is varied, with the fitness stations at the prettiest locations in the mixed mountain woodland. The trail leads over meadows, past crags and over soft carpets of larch needles up to the hamlet of Blatten.

  • Grippy trail surface, slippery only in very few places
  • Pleasantly shady

Author’s recommendation

Why not make a quick detour to the Ricola Herb Garden at Blatten. Here the air is wonderfully perfumed with fresh herbs.

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: September 23, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1756 m
Lowest point
1627 m
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Rest Stop

Blatten

Safety information

  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Please be considerate to other 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:

  • Suitable footwear
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Plenty to drink

Start

Zermatt (1,620 m) (1630 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.012736, 7.740860
UTM
32T 402524 5096233

Destination

Zermatt (1,620 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zermatt, near Zen Stecken - climb towards the bottom of the ski pistes - at the Stegbrücke bridge, turn right and follow signs - Blatten - Zen Stecken

Effective distance: approx. 3.9 km

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
easy
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
215 m
Descent
195 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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