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Summer life in Zermatt

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Adventure is medicine for the modern soul, and Zermatt is a multi-sport hotspot in the summer. Here are five of our favourite summer sports to try in Zermatt…

1. Dirt scooter riding at Schwarzsee

Dirt scooting is a great way to rush along the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn, with an all-terrain downhill scooter taking you quickly and safely from the mountain to the valley. The descent starts in Schwarzsee with rental packages for two or five hours.

In principle, dirt scooters are suitable for big and small action lovers and downhill fans, but children under 12 years of age should only start from Furi.

2. Kickbiking on Sunnegga

You can also ride a scooter at high speed on Sunnegga, but these are called kickbikes. The fun is the same, the only difference is the thickness of the tyres and the position of the brakes. You can pick up the kickbikes and helmet at the Sunnegga-Rothorn valley station and then take the mountain railway up to Sunnegga.

From there, the adventurous descent begins and you have to conquer 821 metres in altitude. If you need a break in between, head to Othmar's ski hut, the restaurants Tufteren and Ried or, at the end, CERVO.

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3. Mountain cart from Blauherd

On three-wheeled go-karts, hold on tight as you go 300 metres down the mountain from Blauherd to Sunnegga. Mountain carting is even more fun in groups, and family rates and discounts for children are available. Mountain carts are suitable for children from the age of nine and 135 cm tall.

4. Summer skiing on the glacier

Get up early to make the most of the 21 km of pistes. You'll be rewarded with slopes with good grip at 3,883 metres above sea level and sunny views of the Matterhorn.

For fans of freestyle, the Snowpark Zermatt is one of the highest freestyle spots in the Alps. In between rides you can relax in the Shred Café.

5. Mountain bike paradise

Whether beginner or pro, Zermatt offers great biking routes for every level. The Sunnegga/Rothorn area is best for easy trails and small breaks by cosy lakes. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge and longer tour, the Matterhorn side (Schwarzsee) is interesting. For professionals, the Hörnlihütte and all EWS stages are ideal.

Need more inspo?

Head to Zermatt’s official website for the latest summer adventures and events:

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