This route is not technically challenging, but the mountain views are incredible.
From Zermatt, the funicular takes you to Sunnegga, where a cable car will then take you on to Blauherd. After Blauherd, the gravel path goes down to Grünsee.
After Grünsee, the trail climbs up to Riffelboden and then down to Riffelalp.
After Riffelalp, you can either ride back along the gravel path to Furi or follow the Gornergrat Classic route (no. 1).
The more challenging version starts at Riffelalp and goes up to Blauherd.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
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.
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”.