Forest Trail
Forest Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Discovery Trail

Zermatt, Riffelalp–Zermatt, Findeln

Route report
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Discovery Trail

An idyllic hike through a beautiful forest of arolla pines and larches. The walk takes you to Findeln, where there are breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.
The hike winds through a forest of larches and arolla pines where these old and gnarled trees mark the way. Destination: the hamlet of Findeln, famous for its mountain restaurants and sunny terraces.

It is winter so the forest is a little more bare, since larches lose their needles at the beginning of the season and are then hidden under a blanket of snow. However, when the ground is not covered with its snowy blanket, the needles create a red carpet. The old arolla pines remain green and rise, impassive, in the invigorating winter air.

Those who wish to take a break during the hike might see squirrels or even roe deer. On arrival in Findeln, a breathtaking view opens out onto the Matterhorn.
An idyllic hike through a beautiful forest of arolla pines and larches. The walk takes you to Findeln, where there are breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.
The hike winds through a forest of larches and arolla pines where these old and gnarled trees mark the way. Destination: the hamlet of Findeln, famous for its mountain restaurants and sunny terraces.

It is winter so the forest is a little more bare, since larches lose their needles at the beginning of the season and are then hidden under a blanket of snow. However, when the ground is not covered with its snowy blanket, the needles create a red carpet. The old arolla pines remain green and rise, impassive, in the invigorating winter air.

Those who wish to take a break during the hike might see squirrels or even roe deer. On arrival in Findeln, a breathtaking view opens out onto the Matterhorn.
3 km | 1 Stage
140 m | 300 m
1 h 50 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Riffelalp
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Season

Winter Season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow report
Information on the current snow conditions:
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Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.zermatt.ch

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Connection to Findeln
905
Connection to Findeln
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Findeln–Zermatt ZBAG via Sunnegga
Reason: access to route.
Timetable: Website mountain transport (tedesco)

Contact

Zermatt Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 5
3920 Zermatt
Tel. +41 (0)27 966 81 00
info@zermatt.ch
www.zermatt.ch

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