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Winter hiking

Zermatt-Zmutt (via Bielti/Furi) (Nr. 120)

Winter hiking · Wallis
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  • On the winter hiking trail to Zmutt via Bielti
    / On the winter hiking trail to Zmutt via Bielti
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • / A chance to stop for a bite along the way at the hamlet of Zum See
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Mutt (Zmutt) chapel
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • / Winterwandern
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
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This winter hiking trail from Zermatt to Zmutt has several interesting features to discover, including the Zmuttbach mountain stream and a chapel.

moderate
3.8 km
1:40 h
410 m
109 m

The walk passes the last houses at the end of the village of Zermatt before climbing gently towards Zmutt. But hikers soon turn off this path, down to the left, in the direction of Zum See / Bielti. The air is fresh and healthy and the sun shines brightly – until the trail enters shady and rather steeper terrain. The route leads across the Zmuttbach mountain stream and up to the houses of Zum See, later on reaching the agricultural road coming down from Stafel. It then follows the road along the shady slope up the valley. In order to cross the Zmuttbach a second time, the trail leads gently downhill before reaching the sunny hamlet of Zmutt.

Author’s recommendation

There are some beautiful, cosy places to stop for a rest along the trail.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 11, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1949 m
Lowest point
1620 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Jägerstube Zmutt
Zum See

Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.

Note: Plan departure time carefully – in the afternoon it becomes shady early in Bielti.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

Start

Zermatt (1,620 m) (1625 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.016002, 7.742601
UTM
32T 402664 5096594

Destination

Zmutt (1,936 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zermatt (Zen Stecken) – Zum See – Bielti/Furi – Zmutt

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 1h20)

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


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
410 m
Descent
109 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Faunistic highlights

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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