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Bike tour Blauherd - Täsch (Nr. 5)

Mountainbiking · Zermatt
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  • It is well worth stopping occasionally and taking in the amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mettelhorn and Weisshorn.
    / It is well worth stopping occasionally and taking in the amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mettelhorn and Weisshorn.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Beat Habegger
  • The cable cars take you up to Blauherd.
    / The cable cars take you up to Blauherd.
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • On the trail from Blauherd towards Tufteren
    / On the trail from Blauherd towards Tufteren
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Nick Wicki
  • Shortly before the finish in Täsch
    / Shortly before the finish in Täsch
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
Map / Bike tour Blauherd - Täsch (Nr. 5)
1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Bergbahnstation Blauherd Fotopoint Tufteren

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.

difficult
13.4 km
1:05 h
99 m
1240 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 Tufteren, the trail continues over the famous Europaweg. On the Höhenweg heading towards Täschalp, there are some sections when you'll need to pedal a bit. Some points on the Europaweg are also exposed and it is recommended that you get off your bike and push.

When you reach ‘Wenige’, the trail heads away from the Europaweg and down a gravel path towards Blasboden. There is a stream here where you can fill up your water bottles.

Afterwards the route follows the gravel road through the larch forrest and heads back to Täsch.

Author’s recommendation

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

outdooractive.com User
Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: August 09, 2019

Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Blauherd, 2571 m
Lowest point
Täsch, 1450 m
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Rest Stop

Tufternalp

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) (2578 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.016960, 7.786800
UTM
32T 406087 5096647

Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Blauherd - Tufteren - Europaweg till Wenige - Blasboden - Täsch

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
S3 difficult
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
1:05 h
Ascent
99 m
Descent
1240 m
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