Regional hiking trail

Adventure Trail (Nr. 1)

This steep trail rewards hikers with magnificent views on both sides: of the Alpine panorama with dramatic 4,000-metre peaks, and way down to Zermatt and into a small, secluded side valley.

360° Panorama
  • Type Regional hiking trail
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 1,40 h
  • Distance 4,1 km
  • Ascent 7 m
  • Descent 884 m
  • Lowest point 2212 m
  • Highest point 3089 m


This route fully lives up to its name (Adventure Path), tackling 900 vertical metres over a distance of 4.1 km. In other words, a steep descent – or a challenging climb. Either way, it promises a thrilling hike. The view from the Ritzengrat ridge into the small and secluded Tufterkumme valley may reveal a surprise or two – such as a sighting of chamois.

Impressive views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and other dramatic peaks.

Rothorn - Ritzengrat  - Tufteren (extension possible via the Forest Trail or Direttissima Trail)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 2h 40)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Abenteuerweg”.

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Binoculars

Good chances of spotting wildlife. Best times: early morning and evening.

Depending on season, the sunset on the Matterhorn is especially beautiful seen from here.

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.
  • 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.

Map and arrival