Rothorn is a little less touristy than Gornergrat, but still offers some stunning views of the Matterhorn and some great trails too.
Distance 16.7 km
There are spectacular views of the Matterhorn and the Findel glacier from Unter Rothorn. Its well worth taking a break to enjoy the view before getting on the bike. As you leave Zermatt behind and head down the Matter valley the views of Weisshorn and the back of Zinal Rothorn more than make up for leaving the Matterhorn behind.
This tour combines well with an overnight in the Mountain Hotel at Fluealp where you can get an overnight stay with evening meal for as little as 79CHF!
Update: April 14, 2015
Safety informationThere are some severly exposed sections of trail on the Europaweg.
Tips and hintsFor those that want to make a full day tour you can combine this tour with Moosalp in the afternoon or do it after a Gornergrat ride in the morning.
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Getting thereFrom Bern take the A6 (From Zurich A4/A14/A2/A8) exit for Kandersteg. In Kandersteg put your car on the train to Goppenstein and follow signposts for Visp. In Visp follow signposting for Täsch/Zermatt. The Sunnegga/Rothorn lift station is about 400m from the train station. Take the road down the side of the Gornergrat station that runs perpendicular to the Bahnhofplatz. At the end of the road cross the river and turn left.
ParkingThere is a large carpark in the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch. You will need to take the train from Täsch to Zermatt.
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EquipmentAn "All Mountain" or "Enduro" bike is recommended for this tour.
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