A scenic and at times technically demanding tour in one of Switzerlands must see locations.
Gornergrat is the tourist mecca where everyone goes to get their photographs of the Matterhorn. If you are going up there during high season expect the train to be crowded with tourists. On arrival at Gornergrat you will probably want to spend a few moments taking in the view before heading back down the trail towards Zermatt.
Take the earliest train you can up the mountain or go late in the day to limit the number of hikers and tourists you will find on the train or trails.
Updated: April 14, 2015
Safety informationShortly before Riffelsee and Riffelalp the trail gets quite technical. The most difficult section is before Riffelsee where it is advisable to walk a couple of hundred metres.
Tips, hints and linksOn a sunny day the Hitta at Riffelalp is a nice place for a short break.
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Getting thereFrom Bern take the A6 (From Zurich A4/A14/A2/A8) exit for Kandersteg. In Kandersteg put your car on the train to Goppenstein and follow signposts for Visp. In Visp follow signposting for Täsch/Zermatt.
ParkingThere is a large carpark in the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch. You will need to take the train from Täsch to Zermatt.
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAn "All Mountain" or "Enduro" bike is recommended for this tour.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.