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Hohtälli Bike Tour (Nr. 27)

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Zermatt
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  • On the Hohtälli tour you have an exclusive view of the Zermatt mountains (in the picture: the Monte Rosa massif with the Dufourspitze).
    / On the Hohtälli tour you have an exclusive view of the Zermatt mountains (in the picture: the Monte Rosa massif with the Dufourspitze).
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Tom Malecha
  • / Passing the lake Gornergratsee, heading up toward Hohtälli
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Beat Habegger
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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.
easy
12.8 km
1:40 h
350 m
1613 m

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.

  • Bike transport with the Gornergrat Bahn only up from 16.00 possible
  • Tip: take the opportunity for a sunset ride

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: May 28, 2020

Difficulty
S0 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hohtälli, 3286 m
Lowest point
Furi, 1867 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - "VIS-À-VIS"
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - Panoramaself
Alexandre - Riffelalp Resort 2222 m.ü.M.
Chämi-Hitta
Farmerhaus
Furri
Simi
Walliserkeller - Riffelalp Resort 2222 m.ü.M.
Alphitta

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.

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.

Tips, hints and links

Guidelines for Mountain Bike Riders

Start

Gornergrat (3,089 m) (3086 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.983120, 7.781993
DMS
45°58'59.2"N 7°46'55.2"E
UTM
32T 405658 5092893
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Destination

Furi (1,867 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Gornergrat - Obere Kelle - Hohtälli - Breitboden - Riffelalp - Furi

Note


all notes on protected areas

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”.

Coordinates

DD
45.983120, 7.781993
DMS
45°58'59.2"N 7°46'55.2"E
UTM
32T 405658 5092893
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

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Reviews

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Stefan Tobler 
September 20, 2019 · Community
Die Abfahrt läuft primär über die Skipiste und hat vor allem grobe steinbrocken statt schöne trails. Für einige ungeübte Fahrer ist die Abfahrt zu steil um durchgängig im Sattel zu bleiben (obwohl technisch nicht anspruchsvoll)
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Done at August 02, 2019

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
1:40h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
1613 m
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