Sunnegga - TufterenWinter hiking

This fairly flat winter walk leads from Sunnegga through sparse woodland to Tufteren.

Best season

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

Description

A restful, romantic and sunny winter walk. Snow weighs down the branches of the trees and crunches underfoot. This is the path to relaxation – and the perfect way to enjoy the mountain winter without skis, for a change. Walkers with children can happily pull them along on a sledge.

  • Children from age 4
  • Restaurants at the beginning and end of the walk
Sunnegga - Tufteren

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 30 min)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather
The mountain landscape around Zermatt, with 38 summits above 4,000 metres, offers breathtaking panoramic views in winter.

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.
  • Be careful while crossing the ski slopes.
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 easy
Distance 2 km
Ascent 64 m
Descent 129 m
Duration 0,30 h
Lowest point 2212 m
Highest point 2278 m

Starting point of the tour:

Sunnegga (2'288 m)

Destination of the tour:

Tufteren (2'215 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Groomed snow surface

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GPS-Track (.gpx)


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