Share
Bookmark
Print
GPX
KML
Plan a route here Copy route
Embed
Fitness
Jogging

Zermatt Fitness Trail

Jogging · Switzerland
Responsible for this content
Zermatt Tourismus Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • 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
    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 1900 1800 1700 1600 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km 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
2.7 km
1:15 h
215 m
195 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.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: February 19, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1756 m
Lowest point
1627 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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

 

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

Similar routes nearby

 These suggestions were created automatically.

Questions & answers

Ask the first question

Got any questions regarding this content? You can ask them here.


Reviews

Write your first review

Be the first to review and help others.


Photos from others


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

Statistics

  • Contents
  • New Point
  • Show images Hide images
: h
 km
 m
 m
Highest point
 m
Lowest point
 m
Show elevation profile Hide elevation profile
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.