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.

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  • Type Regional hiking trail
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 1,40 h
  • Distance 4,1 km
  • Ascent 10 m
  • Descent 895 m
  • Lowest point 2215 m
  • Highest point 3099 m

Description

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.

  • 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