This hike begins with a ride on the modern Sunnegga train, that winds its way up the mountain, through a tunnel to the sunny plateau of the Sunnegga. Who can help looking across to the majestic Matterhorn? The hike starts out in the direction of Findeln. Just above this hamlet, the trail forks downwards to Fluealp. In Tällinen, at the foot of the Findel Glacier the trail leads to the Grünsee (green lake). At the directional sign Ze Seewjinen take the right fork to Zermatt. Then it is all downhill, on a rather steep trail, to Findelbach and then to Zermatt.
Starting point: Mountain station Sunnegga.
Destination: Center of Zermatt.
Take the cable-car from Zermatt to Sunnegga.
Walking time: 3 h
Season: July through October
Altitude difference/Condition: 160 m ascent and 800 m descent / intermediate to difficult
Place to eat: Sunnegga, Findeln, Grünsee, Zermatt
Hiking map SAW Michabel 1:50'000
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.