Seenweg Zermatt: Blauherd-Lake Stelli-Riffelalp




The network of trails around Zermatt runs rather high into the mountains. Yet they are all quickly conquered - cable cars carry hikers up to an altitude of 3000 metres in the blink of an eye. Or to Blauherd, where one of the most beautiful tours of the region starts at an altitude of 2500 metres.

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Technical information

Starting point:Blauherd
Getting to the starting point:cable car to Sunegga and Blauherd
Getting to the destination:train from Riffelalp
Physical fitness:medium
Hiking time:2h35
Season:June till October


If you want to go up high, you must first pass below. The trip from the fashionable resort of Zermatt to Blauherd (2571m) takes place underground with the funicular railway to Sunnegga. The cableway however negotiates the last few metres of the ascent with panoramic views.

In summer a veritable traveller's paradise unfolds in beautiful mountain scenery from here. Surrounded by gigantic peaks and with the most photographed mountain in the world, the Matterhorn, always in sight, this hike is a classic that runs past Lake Stelli, Lake Grindji and Lake Grüen, past the moraine of the Findelen glacier and two hours later to Riffelalp.

A rewarding route without any major climbs and descents, it charms the hiker with its phenomenal mountain views and excellent opportunities to stop off for refreshments. Those bold enough might even venture into the crystal clear and icy Lake Grüen for a swim

Tour Overview

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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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