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Zermatt Fitness Trail

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  • The vita parcours between Zen Stecken and Blatten
    / The vita parcours between Zen Stecken and Blatten
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  • / Equiped with with signs and excercise instructions
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / On the way different points with exercises
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Mostly in the forrest and therefore in the shadow
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
m 1800 1750 1700 1650 1600 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Ricola Kräutergarten Ricola Kräutergarten Blatten
The 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
Distance 3 km
1:15 h
147 m
160 m

Zermatt’s  fitness trail (Vitaparcours): 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.
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Update: December 03, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,756 m
Lowest point
1,622 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.

Start

Zermatt (1,620 m) (1,622 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'623'408E 1'095'732N
DD
46.012738, 7.740852
DMS
46°00'45.9"N 7°44'27.1"E
UTM
32T 402523 5096233
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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

 

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Vitaparcours”.

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
2'623'408E 1'095'732N
DD
46.012738, 7.740852
DMS
46°00'45.9"N 7°44'27.1"E
UTM
32T 402523 5096233
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

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

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
147 m
Descent
160 m
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