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New Zermatt - Matterhorn offers for bikers, hikers and other athletes can be found here.


Ride on Mountaincarts

Three-wheeled go-karts take you over the new 1.6-kilometre mountain bike trail from the Blauherd (2,571 m) to Sunnegga (2,288 m). Thanks to a comfortable seat, high-quality aluminium construction, wide tires and good brakes, there is nothing standing in the way of comfortable and safe driving pleasure. The carts’ low centre of gravity ensures great stability. This opportunity is valid from 30 June to 30 September 2018 and is suitable for children from 9 years old and 135 cm tall. When driving down the hill over hill and dale, 283 meters of altitude are overcome - something for the adventurous.

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Helibiking now offered

Air Zermatt now offers Helibiking. From the Air Zermatt base station, a helicopter takes you to one of three mountain landing sites, Äschihorn, Alphubeljoch or Unterrothorn, which have been approved by the Swiss federal government. The latter can be reached without a mountain guide for biking. However, the descents from the other two mountain landing sites lead over glaciers, which means that these Helibiking tours are only possible together with a mountain guide. This event is aimed at people with very good biking skills and is available from CHF 80.00 per adult. Depending on the weather, Helibiking takes place from May to November.

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Biking in the morning sun

There is a new a package including a bike mountain ticket and breakfast buffet in the Sunnegga restaurant. With the mountain bike you take the early morning ride on the mountain railway to Sunnegga. During the trip, the sun rises behind the peaks. Once at the top, guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast before enjoying the bike trails in the Sunnegga area under the morning sunshine. The package is bookable from July to the end of August and includes a single trip up the Sunnegga and the breakfast.

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Mountain Bike: New Sunnegga Trail

The new Flow Trail from Sunnegga to Zermatt is not only popular among the experts. The Mountain Bike Trail is 1.5 m wide and thus offers plenty of safety. The underground funicular railway goes from Zermatt to Sunnegga. From there you can bike down to the village. Distance: 6 km, altitude difference: 500 m, average gradient: 8 per cent. Opening is planned for the summer of 2018.

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Wolli Card for children

In autumn 2017, the Zermatt - Matterhorn destination introduced the Wolli Card. With it, children up to the age of nine can also benefit from numerous advantages during the summer: They travel for free with all mountain railways, stay for free in many hotels and holiday apartments, get special offers in restaurants and receive further free offers. The only requirement for purchasing a Wolli Card is that the accompanying adult buys a multi-day mountain railway ticket.

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Wollis Treasure Hunt

Accompanied by adults, children over the age of 5 can go on a treasure hunt and discover Zermatt in a special way. With a treasure map and the hints of Wolli, young and old playfully learn new and exciting things about Zermatt. Concentration and an accurate counting of Wolli's symbols are required to open the treasure at the end of the approximately 1-hour search. The treasure hunt is available in German, English and French and can be played throughout the year.

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Hike to the World Record Suspension Bridge

Beginning in the 2018 summer, you can explore the Gornergrat (at over 3,100 m) on the new 360° circular hiking trail. For about 15 to 20 minutes, there are views of the Gorner Glacier, the Matterhorn and 28 other four-thousand-metre peaks from the trail. On the viewing platform, five Viscope telescopes are now available free of charge, opening up new perspectives. The Viscope is a novel telescope, which shows information about the mountain and place names or route names precisely in the field of view.

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Gornergrat with new Hiking Trail

Beginning in the 2018 summer, you can explore the Gornergrat (at over 3,100 m) on the new 360° circular hiking trail. For about 15 to 20 minutes, there are views of the Gorner Glacier, the Matterhorn and 28 other four-thousand-metre peaks from the trail. On the viewing platform, five Viscope telescopes are now available free of charge, opening up new perspectives. The Viscope is a novel telescope, which shows information about the mountain and place names or route names precisely in the field of view.

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New Guides at Gornergrat

From 14 July to 15 September 2018, there are free, local, multilingual guides available at Gornergrat. They welcome the international guests to Gornergrat every day and provide information about the mountains, Alpine flora and fauna while telling stories about the Matterhorn. For online reservations made up to the day before, groups of up to 12 people can also reserve a 30 to 40 minute private tour in German, English, French or Japanese for CHF 50.00.

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The Gorner Gorge renovation

For the 2018 summer season, new wooden footbridges in the upper part of the Gorner Gorge were built. For almost ten years, sections had often been systematically renovated and repaired. With the most recent work, the gorge is now completely renovated. The original path was built more than 130 years ago and allows guests to discover Gorner Gorge and its unspoilt natural beauty. The opening of the gorge is planned for the end of May.

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Husky Slediging in front of the Matterhorn

The Zermatt Event Management agency is offering sledge rides with huskies all year round. In winter, the rides on private trails take place at Trockener Steg at almost 3,000 m and in summer on the Klein Matterhorn, over 3,800 m. The one-day event includes a briefing for the customers, group ascent, guide to the circuit, on-site care, drinks, information on the sledge dogs with acclimatization, ride on the sledge and independent driving with the sledge dogs. Each sledge is pulled by three to four dogs and has room for two people. The event is suitable for groups up to twelve persons and for children over the age of two. For larger groups, the event is combined with a second activity. Individuals can also book the event.

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Workshops for coffee lovers

The Zermatt Coffee Rösterei will hold three different workshops for coffee lovers beginning 15 June 2018. Depending on the course, the event is aimed at people without prior knowledge or advanced coffee expertise. Subjects of the workshops are various preparation methods for good espresso, the basics of the latte art, brewing single-origin coffees as well as an introduction to specialty coffees and roasting. The courses last between 90 minutes and 3 hours and are suitable for groups of up to six people. Costs: from CHF 100.00 per person.

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New Indoor Golf

Beginning in May 2018 one can “play” golf indoors in Zermatt. Matterland Sports is opening an indoor golf facility in the basement of Haus Castor (Hofmattstrasse 30). You play in front of a big screen on which a simulator shows the ball’s flight on realistic golf courses. In addition to playing on 18 different courses you can evaluate your own training data. Everyone is welcome - whether golfers or non-golfers - and the facility is also suitable for team events. A small bar and a lounge area complete the golf experience.

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New Sports and Leisure Facility at Obere Matten

A new sports and leisure facility has sprung up on the grounds of the Obere Matten. The following installations are now available for free: a small playground with tartan surface, beach volleyball field, street ball field, Ping-Pong tables, water games, board games, benches and lounge chairs. The area is used as an outdoor ice rink for skating and curling in the winter and for various occasions throughout the year - including the Zermatt Unplugged festival.

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Ski Lessons in Chinese

Zermatt ski instructors are used to many different languages. The Stoked Snowsports School also offers ski lessons in Chinese in summer. This makes Europe's highest and largest summer ski area even more attractive to our Chinese guests. Skiers of every level are welcome.

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