Circular hike Zermatt - Zmutt: a feast for the eyes and for the palate

Zermatt

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

High above Zmutt Valley the hiking trail slopes gently upwards, ascending through Swiss stone pine forests and across Alpine pastures to the hamlet of Zmutt.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Zermatt
Access starting point: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt - park your car in Täsch (car-free zone Zermatt)
Hiking time: 02:30 (hours, minutes)
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 320 m
Culmination point: 1936 m
Season: June - September
Gastronomy: Zermatt, Zmutt, Zum See
Overnight: Zermatt
Literature: Hiking map 1: 60 000 Visp-Zermatt-Saas-Grächen, Map: 1:25,000 page 1348 «Zermatt»

Description

This trail was once a frequently used, busy route to Sion. The chapel in Zmutt bears witness to that era. In Zmutt the inn "Jaegerstube" invites you to take a midday break, and on the way back along the right-side valley flank, restaurant "Zum See" beckons in the hamlet bearing the same name. The descent to Zermatt helps you to digest - the visual as well as the culinary pleasures of this tour.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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