Dirtscooter on Schwarzsee

Dirtscooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

360° Panorama
  • Type Cycling
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 1,20 h
  • Distance 12,7 km
  • Ascent 223 m
  • Descent 1167 m
  • Lowest point 1633 m
  • Highest point 2579 m


Riders collect their downhill scooters from the Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station. A ride in one of the Matterhorn Express gondolas leads up to Schwarzsee (2,583 m): time to don helmets for the descent. The trail leads past the waters of the idyllic Schwarzsee and down towards Stafelalp, a good spot for a first pit stop. The lanes are not completely smooth, which adds to the sense of adventure!


  • Bookable deal
  • Bookable from approx. mid-June to mid-October
  • Appropriate for children from age 9
  • Group tariff
Schwarzsee - Stafelalp - Furi - Zermatt (Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station)
We recommend:
  • Dirtscooter with helmet (available for hire at the valley station)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Good footwear
The Zermatt Bergbahnen lift company offers various deals for this adventure.


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

  • Take into account participants’ fitness level and ability.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not leave the marked routes.
  • It is forbidden to ride on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to 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