Mountain biking

Zermatt–Sunnegga Uphill Bike Tour (Nr. 22)

The route comprises the climb from Zermatt to Sunnegga. At Sunegga there is access to many other bike routes. Alternatively you can also use the route to descend to Zermatt.

360° Panorama
  • Type Mountain biking
  • Difficulty S0 medium
  • Duration 1,30 h
  • Distance 8,6 km
  • Ascent 663 m
  • Descent 6 m
  • Lowest point 1620 m
  • Highest point 2288 m


If you want to get active or dispense with rail travel, you can choose the “Zermatt–Sunnegga Uphill” for the journey to Sunnegga. The route starts in the village and first follows the asphalted road to Restaurant Ried, then continues on the Schotterstrasse through fragrant larch forests and on the Kiesstrasse.

If you are familiar with the ski slopes in winter, you will recognise where you are from Patrullarve.  The route is sometimes steep, but the ascent is worth it. Just below Sunnegga you break through the edge of the forest and the mountain panorama, including the Matterhorn, suddenly opens up before you.

At Sunnegga there are lots of opportunities to connect to other bike routes in practically every direction. There is something to suit everyone - a fun descent on the Sunnegga Flowtrail (F2), gourmet delights in Findeln, continuation of the route to the Riffelalp and so on.

  • It is also feasible as an easy valley descent in the opposite direction.
  • Connection to lots of other routes
  • Lots of refreshment stops
  • Easier on an e-bike
Zermatt - Ried - Tufteren - Sunnegga

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
The mountain landscape around Zermatt, with 38 summits above 4,000 metres, offers breathtaking panoramic views and is home to a wealth of fauna and flora.
  • 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.

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