Dirtscooter on Schwarzsee

Dirtscooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

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Description

Riders collect their downhill scooters from the Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station. A ride in one of the Matterhorn Express gondolas leads up to Schwarzsee (2,583 m): time to don helmets for the descent. The trail leads past the waters of the idyllic Schwarzsee and down towards Stafelalp, a good spot for a first pit stop. The lanes are not completely smooth, which adds to the sense of adventure!

  • Various restaurants along the way
  • Bookable deal
  • Bookable from approx. mid-June to mid-October
  • For children from age 9
  • Group tariff
Schwarzsee - Stafelalp - Furi - Zermatt (Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station)
We recommend:
  • Dirtscooter with helmet (available for hire at the valley station)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Good footwear
The Zermatt Bergbahnen lift company offers various deals for this adventure.

The mountain landscape around Zermatt, with 38 summits above 4,000 metres, offers breathtaking panoramic views and is home to a wealth of fauna and flora.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
  • Take into account participants’ fitness level and ability.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not leave the marked routes.
  • It is forbidden to ride on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.
By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty medium
Distance 12.70 km
Ascent 223 m
Descent 1167 m
Duration 1,20 h
Lowest point 1633 m
Highest point 2579 m

Starting point of the tour:

Schwarzsee (2'583 m)

Destination of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Botanical highlights
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent

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