4.7 miles
Distance
495 ft
Climb
-1,619 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

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. | All riding is at one’s own risk.

(Deutsche Übersetzung unten / Traduction Française ci-dessous)

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

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.

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Diese Tour ist technisch nicht anspruchsvoll, aber die Aussichten auf das Bergpanorama sind unvergleichlich.

Von Zermatt geht es mit der Standseilbahn nach Sunnegga und anschliessend mit der Gondel weiter hoch nach Blauherd. Ab Blauherd führt die Kiesstrasse hinunter bis nach Grünsee.

Ab Grünsee geht der Weg stetig ansteigend bis zum Riffelboden und von dort aus hinunter zur Riffelalp.

Ab der Riffelalp kann man entweder der Kiesstrasse entlang zurück nach Furi oder man folgt der Route Gornergrat Classic (Nr. 1).

Die anspruchsvollere Variante beginnt auf der Riffelalp und geht bis zum Blauherd hoch.

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Cet itinéraire n’est pas très technique, mais il offre des vues inoubliables sur le panorama montagneux.

De Zermatt, montez à Sunnegga en funiculaire, puis en télécabine jusqu’à Blauherd. Depuis Blauherd, commencez par descendre le chemin de gravier jusqu’au lac Grünsee.

Au lac Grünsee, le chemin monte régulièrement jusqu’à Riffelboden, pour redescendre ensuite jusqu’à Riffelalp.

À Riffelalp, on peut soit redescendre à Furi par le chemin de gravier, soit suivre l’itinéraire Gornergrat Classic (n°1).

La version la plus difficile commence à Riffelalp et monte vers Blauherd.

Detailed Description
Bike tour Blauherd - Riffelalp (Nr. 23) is a 5 mile moderately popular easy route located near Zermatt. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 495 ft with a max elevation of 8,454 ft then descends -1,619 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Bike tour Blauherd - Riffelalp (Nr. 23) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,125 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,439 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,316 ft
  • Grade
    -4.6%
  • Grade max
    -61.7%
  • Grade min
    42%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,526 ft
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