Mountain biking

Blauherd-Riffelalp Bike Tour (Nr. 23)

This route is not technically challenging, but the mountain views are incredible.

360° Panorama
  • Type Mountain biking
  • Difficulty S0 medium
  • Duration 0,52 h
  • Distance 7,5 km
  • Ascent 103 m
  • Descent 457 m
  • Lowest point 2224 m
  • Highest point 2584 m


From Zermatt, the funicular takes you to Sunnegga, where a cable car will then take you on to Blauherd. After Blauherd, the gravel path goes down to Grünsee.

After Grünsee, the trail climbs up to Riffelboden and then down to Riffelalp.

After Riffelalp, you can either ride back along the gravel path to Furi or follow the Gornergrat Classic route (no. 1).

The more challenging version starts at Riffelalp and goes up to Blauherd.

  •  This route can also be ridden on an E-Bike.

Blauherd - Grünsee - Riffelboden - Riffelalp

Variant in reverse direction: Riffelalp - Riffelboden - Grünsee - Blauherd

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
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.

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk.
*The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Map and arrival