Kickbike on SunneggaCycling

Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at its best.

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Description

A kickbike is like a cross between a bike and a scooter, great fun to ride for people of all ages. From Sunnegga, the trail leads initially towards Tufteren, past ancient Swiss stone pine trees and tall larches. At Tufteren the track plunges into the lush mountain forest, and follows a giant zig-zag all the way down to the village of Zermatt.
  • Restaurants along the route
  • For children from age 9
  • Special family tickets
  • Bookable deal
  • Refreshment drink or ice cream included at the restaurants Ried and Othmar’s Hütte
  • Bookable from approx. late May to mid-October
Sunnegga - Tufteren - Ried - Zermatt (Sunnegga Express valley station)
We recommend:
  • Kickbike with helmet (available for hire from the valley station of the Sunnegga Express)
  • 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 7.15 km
Ascent 152 m
Descent 821 m
Duration 0,45 h
Lowest point 1608 m
Highest point 2278 m

Starting point of the tour:

Sunnegga (2'288 m)

Destination of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Properties:

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

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