This winter hiking trail from Zermatt to Zmutt has several interesting features to discover, including the Zmuttbach mountain stream and a chapel.
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.
There are some beautiful, cosy places to stop for a rest along the trail.
Note: Plan departure time carefully – in the afternoon it becomes shady early in Bielti.