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Swede4life
Swede4life
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Apr 14, 2021 - 6:03 PM

Which hike is the best: Rotenboden or Riffleberg to Riffelalp? Time and easiest? Are there more than one hike from each location and if yes which has the better scenery? Thanks.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Apr 15, 2021 - 11:15 AM in reply to Swede4life

Hi Swede4life,
I've attached the summer hiking map of Zermatt, you can see the hiking routes on it.
I have personal experiences only from Gornergrat to Riffelberg - that was quite easy - we walked there with my 5,5 years old child. We enjoyed it a lot, wonderful panorama to the Matterhorn.
Have a look at this thread, you might find it useful: www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/zermatt-to-gornergrat-2.
I also recommend these pages: www.myswissalps.com/zermatt and www.myswissalps.com/zermatt/activities.
And here is the route description from Rotenboden to Riffelalp: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/rotenboden-riffelalp/route.
I hope that helps,
Ildiko

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Swede4life
Swede4life
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Apr 15, 2021 - 11:20 AM in reply to Ildiko

Thank you. I will review.

Lijianhughes
Lijianhughes
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Apr 16, 2021 - 1:25 AM

I would recommend the route I took - take the train to Riffelberg then hike up to Riffelsee - Rotenboden - Gornergrat.

Not very tough except for the ascent up to Gornergrat, I remember starting the hike around 9+ in the morning and finished it with a nice warming lunch in an bistro at the Gornergrat station.

If it's a clear day, the view at Riffelsee and Gornergrat can blow minds for sure.

Also if you have more time in Zermatt, the hike from Schwarzsee - Trockener Steg (route 26 on the map shared by IIdiko) also gives special view of the Matterhorn and some of its geological history. It is slightly more challenging than Riffelberg - Gornergrat route in my opinion though.

Have fun!

Anna
Anna
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Apr 16, 2021 - 9:39 AM in reply to Swede4life

Hi Swede4life,

I would recommend starting your hike from Rotenboden so you can walk to the lovely Riffelsee (a lake). From here you can either walk to Riffelalp or take the shorter option and hike to Riffelberg then take the train down.

Last summer my family and I hiked the Riffelalp - Sunnega trail and that's highly recommended as well.

Sunnegga Rothorn: www.myswissalps.com/sunneggarothorn

Riffelalp - Sunnegga trail: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/riffelalp-sunnegga

Regards,

Anna

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Swede4life
Swede4life
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Apr 16, 2021 - 11:37 AM in reply to Anna

Thank you. Very helpful.

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