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4 Lakes Bike Tour (Nr. 29)

Mountainbiking · Zermatt
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  • Sunrise at the lake Stellisee
    / Sunrise at the lake Stellisee
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • Descent from Fluhalp to Gant and then Grünsee
    / Descent from Fluhalp to Gant and then Grünsee
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • Stopover in one of the different mountain restaurants
    / Stopover in one of the different mountain restaurants
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • The cable cars take you up to Blauherd.
    / The cable cars take you up to Blauherd.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
Map / 4 Lakes Bike Tour (Nr. 29)
2100 2250 2400 2550 2700 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Bergbahnstation Blauherd Fluhalp Stellisee Fotopoint Bank oberhalb vom Grindjisee Grindjisee Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu Grünsee Moosjisee

From Blauherd station, the route goes down to the four mountain lakes: Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee and Moosjisee. Each of the four lakes has something special about it.

easy
12 km
1:20 h
227 m
554 m

The cable cars take you up to Blauherd. The stunning Four Lakes route (4-Seen-Tour) starts from here. After a brief descent, the route heads left to the first lake – Stellisee. Here you can see a stunning reflection of the Matterhorn in the lake.

If you now fancy a coffee, head up to Fluhalp and enjoy the view from the terrace of the surrounding mountains.

The route continues down to Grindjisee and Grünsee. In Grünsee, you can see a reflection of not only the Matterhorn, but other magnificent mountains as well.

The last lake you reach is Moosjisee. It is a very different colour from the other three lakes. Moosjisee is a typical glacier lake, and this gives it its cloudy appearance. From there, the route heads back to Sunnegga.

Author’s recommendation

After a few flowing downhill kilometres, you reach Findeln, where you can once again replace some of those calories you burned in one of the different mountain restaurants. This is just one of many culinary highlights.

 

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

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Updated: July 30, 2019

Difficulty
S0 easy
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Highest point
Blauherd, 2571 m
Lowest point
2129 m
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Rest Stop

Fluhalp
Adler-Hitta
Mountain Lodge Ze Seewjinu
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.

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

Tips, hints and links

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Blauherd (2,571 m) (2577 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.016941, 7.786748
UTM
32T 406083 5096645

Destination

Sunnegga (2,288 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

 Blauherd – Lake Stellisee - Fluhalp - Lake Grindjisee - Grünsee - Gant - Lake Moosjisee - Findeln - Sunnegga

 

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
S0 easy
Distance
12 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
227 m
Descent
554 m
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