Riffelberg - Riffelalp (Mark Twain)

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A beautiful hike through meadows and on the edge of the glacial moraine.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
376 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
16˚
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Riffelberg - Riffelalp (Mark Twain) Map

Description

This route can be a little wet underfoot depending on how wide the streams are when you are crossing, so make sure you have sturdy footwear. Mark Twain was very fond of this walk and spent some time at Riffelberg admiring the views. The path is mostly through fields and across some streams. Watch out for meandering sheep herds, and if you are lucky, the odd ibex!

Difficulty

Moderate

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

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