Mountainbiking

Bike tour Oberer Höhenweg (Nr. 30)

The majority of this route is not technically challenging, but you need a head for heights.

  • Type Mountainbiking
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 0,35 h
  • Distance 5,9 km
  • Ascent 29 m
  • Descent 320 m
  • Lowest point 1963 m
  • Highest point 2288 m

Description

The funicular goes from Zermatt up to Sunnegga. From there, you take the gravel path that heads off to the right (see signposts). Just before the start of the Sunnegga Trail, head left and go along the path until you reach Restaurant Findlerhof.

Just after this, the route continues on the hiking trail that heads off to the right. This is the one that you now follow. You soon come to a rockface and it might look like you’ve taken the wrong path. However, the route doesn't go up; instead, it simply snakes along the rock and is wide enough to ride. (Remember to duck!). If you’re not keen on heights, you can push your bike at this point.

Once you've passed this section, the route goes through the wood for about two kilometres and is very flowy. You can quickly get up speed and it’s a lot of fun.

The route ends on the gravel path just before the Patrullarve lift station. From here, you can take the Sunnegga flow trail into the village.

Sunnegga - Furggegga - Wildi - Findeln - Oberer Höhenweg - Patrullarve

We recommend:

  • Bike in excellent working order
  • Helmet, gloves and (trail) bell
  • Repair kit in case of any defects
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Food and drink

Some people say that on this route you have the best view of the village and the Matterhorn. When you reach the outermost point of the rockface, Zermatt lies beneath you.

 

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

  • Always wear gloves and a helmet.
  • Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority.
  • When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability: some routes lead above 3,000 metres.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.

Map and arrival