The journey is the destination ... No hiking trail could be truer to this motto than the gourmet trail. This relatively easy hike leads from Sunnegga, the sun terrace of Zermatt, via the idyllic hamlet of Findeln past the Leisee lake and down through ancient stone pine and larch woods to Zermatt. And it isn’t just the Matterhorn, Zermatt’s culinary scene also shows itself from its best side. Stopping off at various mountain restaurants along the way is not just a tip, it’s a must. The hike will lead you straight to Findeln’s restaurants – Paradies, Chez Vrony, Findlerhof, Adler Hitta and Othmar’s Skihütte – which have 42 Gault-Millau points between them. Although the actual walk takes only about 2.5 hours, you’ll need to allow plenty of time for stopping and tasting on the way.
- Route: Sunnegga–Findeln–Zermatt
- Length: 8.8 km
- Duration: 2 h 25 minutes
- Altitude difference: 276 metres ascent, 946 metres descent
- Degree of difficulty: medium
- Stopping places: Restaurant Sunnegga, Restaurant Paradies, Restaurant Chez Vrony, Restaurant Findlerhof, Restaurant Adler Hitta, Othmar’s Skihütte
- beste Jahreszeit: Juni bis September
Gourmet pass Findeln
The Findeln Gourmet Pass is the perfect guide. Apart from the Zermatt–Sunnegga return trip, the offer features a culinary journey of discovery with a four-course menu included. To start off enjoy a welcoming apéritif with Valais regional specialities at the Restaurant Buffet Bar Sunnegga. A few paces further on is Restaurant Paradies and a tempting entrée. The main course will be served at Restaurant Chez Vrony, and to finish there is a delicious dessert at Restaurant Findlerhof.
Guests who want to take an after-dinner walk to aid their digestion can stroll down towards Zermatt, or else take the Sunnegga funicular back to the village.