|Starting point:||Blauherd (Zermatt–Rothorn)|
|Getting to the starting point:||Bahn ab (Brig/Visp) Randa nach Zermatt, Standseilbahn zur Sunegga und Gondel-Sesselbahn zum Blauherd|
|Back from the destination:||Zahnradbahn von der Riffelalp nach Zermatt|
|Difference in elevation:||Aufstieg 240m, Abstieg 600m|
|Season:||Juni bis Oktober|
|Note: Restaurants Blauherd, Fuhalp, Grüensee und Riffelalp|
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
Karte zur Tour
There and backArriving: Funicular railway to Sunegga, cableway to Blauherd
Returning: Train from Riffelalp Here the Gornergrat train waits to take you back to Zermatt through a spectacular panorama.
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.