Riffelberg - Gornergrat (Sonnenweg)

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

Hike past the famous Riffelsee to the Gornergrat Observatory

Hiking Moderate

Distance
2 km
Ascent
311 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
12˚
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Riffelberg - Gornergrat (Sonnenweg) Map

Description

Many pictures of the Matterhorn have been taken from the Riffelsee lake, especially at sunrise, and it is worth stopping here for the view. The scree-style rock on some of the hills on the way up can be a little loose, especially when damp. When you arrive at the top of the Gornergrat, you have views across the top of the glacial valley below to your right, and the peaks of Breithorn, Kastor, Pollux, Lyskamm and the Monte Rosa.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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