Matterhorn Views: Pt1 Seenweg , Pt2 Furggsee

Part 1: Zermatt (Blauherd) - Zermatt (Riffelalp) , Part 2: Trockenersteg - Schwarzsee VS

There are two parts to this, each rather short, that I am combining into one day. The day will be 2 lake tours with the Matterhorn in the background. There is a lift ride between these two parts to help manage the time and effort of the day.

The first looks amazing: Seenweg

Those wishing to stop after the first part can and go to Gornergratt. There is a train going up that provides a fantastic view of the Matterhorn.

This is day 2 of 2 for me in the Zermatt area. I'll be coming in Friday and leaving Sunday. Others that wish to do the same are welcome, otherwise joining just one day would still be a nice time. I'll be at the Hotel National Superior Zermatt; regardless of the place you pick, those staying the nights can meet for dinner/drinks in the evenings.

REALLY IMPORTANT STATISTICS:

Part 1, Part 2

Length: 12.5k , 6k
Hiking time: 4h , 2h
Requirements: medium (mountain hiking trail)
Conditions: easy, medium
Height difference ups: 422m , 173m
Height difference downs: 871m , 516m

(These are important for you to understand so that you sign up for a hike you are comfortable making.)

(Seriously, understand these. It's the difference between a nice day out in the mountains and a death march.)

THE AGENDA

(Android app users, there are JPGs here.)

- Meet at Zermatt station at 09:13. Go straight to the lifts.

For those coming from Zurich, meet at 05:50 under the angel.

- Follow the routes. ROUTE 1 , ROUTE 2

- Return to Zermatt / Zurich

Things to bring:
• Lunch
• Water, 2l
• Sunscreen / hat / rain jacket / real hiking boots
• An understanding of hiking etiquette.

Things to know about this hike:
• I am not a professional guide.
• I am getting most of my information about this hike from the Wanderland website and the Switzerland Mobility maps.
• We'll keep this a people hike, no dogs please. There are a number of great dog groups in Zurich that hike, please look into those.
• If you can't make it but have signed up or are in the wait list, please update your status as early as possible. Those in the wait list will be thankful.

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  • Claudia

    Nice to see the Matterhorn with a blue sky. Even if I couldn't hike all the way with you (I stopped in Furi and took the cable lift up to Schwarzsee), it was a great hike.

    September 2, 2013

  • Meyong

    I am very happy that I made it to this hike. Had a great day out in the mountain in really good company. Thanks!

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Júlia

    I had a very good time. Thanks!

    September 1, 2013

  • Anja

    This was such a great weekend. I had wanted to hike in Zermatt for quite a while. So nice to see my favorite alpine mountain from all angles. Great company too.

    September 1, 2013

  • Abi

    Thanks Burr for organising & inviting along for the hikes. I had a great time hiking in Zermatt & enjoyed good views of Matterhorn & lakes.

    September 1, 2013

  • Lena

    hi Burr, I would have to cancel this one, only doing so as no people on the waiting list so hopefully won't be an issue. apologies not feeling great . Enjoy.

    September 1, 2013

  • Eleo

    Im really sorry it turns out I need to go to work tomorrow

    August 31, 2013

  • Alessandra

    Big apologies Burr. We will not be able to make it tomorrow. We were unexpectedly delayed coming back from our other trip. Hope to be able to join you next time

    August 31, 2013

  • Natalia M.

    It look like a very nice hike! But I will be hiking for the 1st time in Switzerland on 31 Aug with other group and do not know yet, if I will be in a proper condition to join this one (though I want very much!) Will it be possible just to join you on Sunday (without leaving a strong RSVP as it will be not good to say "yes" and not showing up)? I will be travelling from Fribourg if so possible...

    August 30, 2013

  • Cinar K.

    Hi Burr,will join you guys for bith days and stay in zermatt on saturday night.I will be coming from basel and be in zermatt at 9.13 as well.cheers

    August 29, 2013

  • Claudia

    My first meetup hike - looking forward to it! Decided to got to Zermatt on Saturday. Otherwise I would have to get up in the middle of the night.

    August 28, 2013

    • Claudia

      Have you already planned anything for dinner? we could meet at 6:30 pm and decide then where to go.

      August 28, 2013

  • Georg

    Hi Burr - I ll also go to Zermatt on Saturday - where abouts are u meeting up for dinner?

    August 28, 2013

  • Hanna

    Looks amazing! But busy on Sunday, dammit.

    August 27, 2013

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