Sunnegga Paradise - Fluhalp - Zermatt
Walk 8112

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Canton - Valais / Wallis - Zermatt & the Mattertal

Author - Anna & Mark Bradley

Length - 13.0 km / 8.1 miles

Ascent - 420 metres / 1386 feet

Descent - 1000 metres / 3300 feet

Time - 6.00 hours

Grade - moderate

There are a whole host of walks in this area starting from Sunnegga. All are clearly signed. Take the underground funicular from Zermatt to Sunnegga paradise. From here there are some fine panoramic views of Zermatt and the valley as well the mountains that surround the town.

Follow the signs to Leisee. In just a few minutes you will reach this lake with the well-known reflections of the Matterhorn. Continue to Stellisee and Fluhalp via Grindjesee looking out for sheep, goats and marmots on the way.

The descent to Zermatt can be made via Grüensee, on the other side of the valley, and Findeln with its pretty barns, with the final section coming down through pine forest. The walk took just over 6 hours altogether with lots of stops for photos etc. It's a long, if not difficult, walk.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5006 - Matterhorn/Mischabel

 

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