Flower TrailTheme trail

This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many other alpine flowers.

Best season

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Description

This walk will delight all who enjoy admiring flowers or have a special interest in alpine flora. Numerous information panels give details of the alpine flowers growing close by. The boards answer questions that many won’t have even asked themselves – such as why does the edelweiss have fleecy hairs? The answers come as a surprise: the edelweiss’s hairs, for example, protect it from sun damage, frost and drying out.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • The many flowers make ideal photographic subjects.
  • Information panels in German, English, French, Japanese
Blauherd - Tufteren - Sunnegga

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 35)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Bring camera and binoculars. Because you also pass the idyllic hamlet of Tufteren with the typical “Gädis”.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other 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.
"Themen erwandern in Zermatt", Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Eigenverlag, Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, ISBN 978-3-905756-68-5. Erhältlich bei den Zermatt Bergbahnen AG im Shop auf Matterhorn glacier paradise, via E-Mail info@matterhornparadise.ch oder per Telefon auf +41 (0)27 966 01 01.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty medium
Distance 4,6 km
Ascent 135 m
Descent 425 m
Duration 1,20 h
Lowest point 2212 m
Highest point 2575 m

Starting point of the tour:

Blauherd (2'571 m)

Destination of the tour:

Sunnegga (2'288 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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