This trail is suitable for both bikers and e-bikers. Most of the ascent is covered by rail, but if you want to reach the very top – the Hohtälli – you need to use your legs.
The initial climb is done using the Gornergrat Bahn. When you reach the Gornergrat, you take the narrow road to the Gifthittli mountain station, past Gornergratsee, heading up toward Hohtälli (in winter, the piste goes through here). After less than three kilometres, you've already covered 350m of ascent and reached the downhill start point. Where in winter the skiers ski down the piste, there is this trail leading down to Breitboden in summer.
After Breitboden, the gravel path goes to Riffelalp and then on to Furi.
It is recommended to drive up to the highest point of this tour - the Hohtälli mountain station. Because up here everything is a little closer, more tangible. Those who have reached this point have an exclusive view of the Zermatt mountains. There you get pictures you don't see every day.
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”.