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Blauherd-Sunnegga Bike Tour (Nr. 5)

Mountain biking · Zermatt
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  • It is well worth stopping occasionally and enjoy the view.
    / It is well worth stopping occasionally and enjoy the view.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Nick Wicki
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This route is for experienced mountain bikers. The trail is relatively easy to start with, but quickly becomes challenging. You’ll be rewarded with cool single trails and incredible views of the mountains.
moderate
Distance 4.6 km
0:30 h
88 m
363 m

The cable cars take you up to Blauherd. The trail to Tufteren heads left away from Blauherd station and is initially quite flat. It then becomes more technical and there are some sharp corners to manage. It continues like this until you get past Tufteren. It is well worth stopping occasionally and taking in the amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mettelhorn and Weisshorn.

At the hamlet of Tufteren, the gravel path heads through the beautiful larch and pine forest to Sunnegga.

The best time to ride this route is either early morning or late afternoon, as this route (Flower Trail) is very popular with hikers.

Author’s recommendation

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Update: November 12, 2020
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Blauherd, 2,571 m
Lowest point
Sunnegga, 2,282 m
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga

Safety information

  • Always wear gloves and a helmet.
  • Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority.
  • When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability: some routes lead above 3,000 metres.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk. *The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Tips and hints

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Blauherd (2,571 m) (2,577 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'932E 1'096'204N
DD
46.016849, 7.786380
DMS
46°01'00.7"N 7°47'11.0"E
UTM
32T 406055 5096635
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Destination

Sunnegga (2,288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Blauherd – Blumenweg – Tufterenalp - Sunnegga

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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
2'626'932E 1'096'204N
DD
46.016849, 7.786380
DMS
46°01'00.7"N 7°47'11.0"E
UTM
32T 406055 5096635
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Bike in excellent working order
  • Helmet, gloves and (trail) bell
  • Repair kit in case of any defects
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Food and drink

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
88 m
Descent
363 m
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