The majority of this route is not technically challenging, but you need a head for heights.
The funicular goes from Zermatt up to Sunnegga. From there, you take the gravel path that heads off to the right (see signposts). Just before the start of the Sunnegga Trail, head left and go along the path until you reach Restaurant Findlerhof.
Just after this, the route continues on the hiking trail that heads off to the right. This is the one that you now follow. You soon come to a rockface and it might look like you’ve taken the wrong path. However, the route doesn't go up; instead, it simply snakes along the rock and is wide enough to ride. (Remember to duck!). If you’re not keen on heights, you can push your bike at this point.
Once you've passed this section, the route goes through the wood for about two kilometres and is very flowy. You can quickly get up speed and it’s a lot of fun.
The route ends on the gravel path just before the Patrullarve lift station. From here, you can take the Sunnegga flow trail into the village.
Some people say that on this route you have the best view of the village and the Matterhorn. When you reach the outermost point of the rockface, Zermatt lies beneath you.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
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.
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”.