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Sunnegga Trail (Nr. F2)

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Zermatt
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  • Flow and fun on the Sunnegga Trail
    / Flow and fun on the Sunnegga Trail
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Tim Bardsley-Smith
  • At the start below the Sunnegga Station
    / At the start below the Sunnegga Station
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • Flow and fun on the new Sunnegga Trail
    / Flow and fun on the new Sunnegga Trail
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Pascal Gertschen
  • On almost six kilometers it goes down a total of 500 depth meters
    / On almost six kilometers it goes down a total of 500 depth meters
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Tim Bardsley-Smith
Map / Sunnegga Trail (Nr. F2)
1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 Sunnegga

Flow and fun are among the main attractions of the new Sunnegga-Trail – for beginners and pros alike. You’ll definitely want to ride it more than once.

easy
6.3 km
0:15 h
0 m
493 m

The Sunnegga-Trail is easily reached by rail: in Zermatt just take the funicular up to Sunnegga. Once at the top, there’s a glimpse of the Matterhorn and off you go. The trail starts directly beneath Sunnegga Station and it’s great for beginners and professionals alike. Follow the trail for around six kilometres, dropping a total of 500m, you’ll find yourself back above Zermatt after a 15-minute ride through the woods.

You can either tack the Sunnegga-Trail on to the end of a longer tour or simply ride the trail several times: it’s highly suitable for both options.

Author’s recommendation

The best idea is to tackle this trail in several consecutive rides so as to test your sense of balance. After several rides it’s interesting to try to pedal as little as possible and use the momentum to come down into the valley.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 06, 2019

Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
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Experience
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Highest point
Sunnegga, 2288 m
Lowest point
Haueten, 1756 m
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Rest Stop

Buffet Bar Sunnegga
Sunnegga

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

Sunnegga (2,288 m) (2248 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.018205, 7.769238
UTM
32T 404730 5096806

Destination

Haueten (1,756 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is underneath the Sunnegga station - Patrullarve - Haueten - Riedstrasse

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


Questions & answers

Question of Max Wettstein · November 09, 2019 · Community
Kann ich auf der Sunnegga Bike's mieten für ca. 10 Pers.?
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Reviews

4.0
(1)
Jörg Blesse
June 09, 2018 · Community
Done at June 08, 2018

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Reviews
Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
0:15 h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
493 m
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