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139 Tours

360° Loop Gornergrat (Nr. 16)

Hiking trail | easy

The Gornergrat is one of Switzerland’s top excursions with good reason. This short circular route lets visitors experience the magic of the Gornergrat and the impressive scenic panorama.

 0,5 km  0,20 h  18 m  18 m
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4 Lakes Bike Tour (Nr. 29)

Mountainbiking | easy

From Blauherd station, the route goes down to the four mountain lakes: Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee and Moosjisee. Each of the four lakes has something special about it.

 12,1 km  1,25 h  313 m  641 m
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5 Lakes Walk (Nr. 11)

Theme trail | medium

The 5 Lakes Walk  is in a class of its own among hikes in the Zermatt mountains. The views of the mountain lakes are superb (with the Matterhorn reflected in three of them), and the trail is full of variety.

 9,8 km  2,30 h  165 m  454 m
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Adventure Trail (Nr. 1)

Regional hiking trail | hard

This steep trail rewards hikers with magnificent views on both sides: of the Alpine panorama with dramatic 4,000-metre peaks, and way down to Zermatt and into a small, secluded side valley.

 4,1 km  1,40 h  7 m  884 m
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Arigscheis (Nr. 41)

Regional hiking trail | hard

This hike through the forests above Täsch is certainly steep, but also offers a good chance of spotting wild animals. Perhaps even an eagle…

 9 km  4,10 h  937 m  937 m
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Blauherd-Sunnegga Bike Tour (Nr. 6)

Mountainbiking | medium

This route is for experienced mountain bikers. The trail is relatively easy to start with, but quickly becomes challenging. You’ll be rewarded with cool single trails and incredible views of the mountains.

 4,6 km  0,30 h  88 m  363 m
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Blauherd-Täsch Bike Tour (Nr. 5)

Mountainbiking | hard

This route is for experienced mountain bikers. The trail is relatively easy to start with, but quickly becomes challenging. You’ll be rewarded with cool single trails and incredible views of the mountains.

 13,4 km  1,5 h  99 m  1240 m
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Botanical Trail (Nr. 31)

Theme trail | medium

Edelweiss, gentian, different orchids: numerous rare alpine flowers grow along this botanical path. Depending on the course of the weather, the blossoms along this trail can change quickly, to the delight of nature lovers.

 3,9 km  2,10 h  868 m  144 m
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Breithorn Ascent

Alpine tour | medium

The Breithorn (4,164 m), with its many summits, is a strong, glaciered mountain crest. The normal climb is considered as one of the easiest routes for climbing a four-thousand metre mountain.

 5,4 km  3,30 h  374 m  375 m
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Challenge Trail

Snowshoeing | easy

This snowshoe trail leads close to the Gornergrat Bahn railway line from Gornergrat down to Rotenboden. Sparkling snow, sunshine and a magnificent mountain panorama with the Matterhorn promise a memorable hike.

 1,7 km  1,0 h  36 m  302 m
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Chamois Trail (Nr. 5)

Regional hiking trail | medium

The Chamois Trail offers walkers a good chance of spotting these beautiful wild animals.

 5,8 km  1,50 h  42 m  918 m
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Climate Audio Trail

Theme trail | hard

Zermatt’s Climate Audio Trail leads high into the world of the glaciers and mountains. Audio guides reveal fascinating insights into the climate.

 8 km  4,0 h  464 m  404 m
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Cross (Nr. 65)

Hiking trail | medium

This varied walk leading past the hamlet of Wildi reveals measures local people have taken to protect themselves from nature, which can often show her wilder side.

 4,4 km  1,45 h  414 m  414 m
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Crystal Trail (Nr. 7)

Regional hiking trail | medium

This path leads to many of the highlights of the Zermatt mountains. Delightful sights include the reflection of the Matterhorn in the surface of the Stellisee lake.

 5,4 km  1,45 h  118 m  638 m
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Direttissima (Nr. 4)

Hiking trail | medium

Yes, this path leads straight down to the village – as the name suggests.

 4,4 km  1,20 h  23 m  628 m
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Dirt Scooter on Schwarzsee

Cycling | medium

Dirt Scooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

 12,7 km  1,20 h  223 m  1167 m
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Discovery Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

The tour leads through a Swiss stone pine forest, where these ancient, gnarled trees along with larches line the snowshoe path. The objective is to find the Findeln hamlet, which is famous for its mountain restaurant and its inviting sunny terraces.

 3 km  1,20 h  83 m  239 m
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Dom Ascent

Alpine tour | hard

The Dom, at 4,545 m, is the highest mountain located completely within Switzerland. This majestic mountain is part of the Mischabel group. The starting point of this tour is the Dom Hut at 2,940 m.

 11 km  9,30 h  1568 m  1570 m
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Dom Hut (Nr. 62)

Mountain tour | hard

The Dom Hut (2,940 m) is a mountain refuge run by the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) and equipped with ultra-modern facilities. Its strategic location makes it a popular choice for ascents of seven of the highest mountains in the Alps.

 5,3 km  4,30 h  1560 m  43 m
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Drover Trail (Nr. 25)

Regional hiking trail | hard

This hike of some eight kilometres is tough, either way round. As a descent, it puts quite a strain on the knees; anyone hiking it uphill, starting from Furi, is sure to sleep soundly that night. Walked in either direction, the trail promises fabulous views and a wonderful experience.

 7,6 km  2,30 h  171 m  1228 m
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Edelweiss Trail (Höhbalmen) (Nr. 30)

Regional hiking trail | hard

Every mountain hiker dreams of spotting edelweiss in the alpine pastures. Here that dream comes true. Along this trail, walkers even spot these beautiful flowers at eye level. The walk leads to one of the finest vantage points in the Zermatt region.

 20,4 km  7,30 h  1213 m  1213 m
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Europa Trail

Long distance hiking trail | hard

The Europa Trail between Grächen and Zermatt is considered by many to be the most beautiful 2-day hike in the Alps. The views along this mountain panorama including the Matterhorn are famous around the world.

 39,3 km  16,0 h  3218 m  2561 m
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Family Trail

Snowshoeing | easy

This snowshoe trail is an excellent choice for families. It is not too long, technically not challenging and not far from civilisation. It goes through a light forest where something can be seen time and again. 

 3,6 km  2,0 h  117 m  180 m
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Flower Trail (Nr. 3)

Theme trail | medium

This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many other alpine flowers.

 4,6 km  1,20 h  135 m  425 m
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Furi Suspension Bridge Trail (Nr. 17a)

Theme trail | easy

The suspension footbridge soars 90 vertical metres above the Gornerschlucht gorge. The view down to the foaming water of the Gornera river reveals the tremendous natural forces at work.

 2,9 km  1,0 h  175 m  174 m
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Furi Trail

Hiking trail | easy

A quiet road leads from Furi down to Zermatt. A stroll in the pleasant shade of the larch trees can lead to some delightful surprises!

 4,9 km  1,10 h  91 m  347 m
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Furi-Schwarzsee Bike Tour (Nr. 21)

Mountainbiking | hard

On this route, the Matterhorn is incredibly close. You can always see the north face of the Matterhorn as the trail heads up to Schwarzsee.

 9,1 km  1,5 h  755 m  41 m
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Furi-Stafel (Nr. 122)

Winter hiking | medium

This winter hike from Furi to Stafel is best for early risers as the route is sunniest in the mornings.

 4,9 km  1,40 h  442 m  114 m
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Glacier Garden Loop Bike Tour (Nr. 24)

Mountainbiking | easy

The Glacier Garden Loop is an ideal beginner's trail and a great way to discover the area around the village. It’s not all about technical sections; instead, the focus is on the enjoyment of biking.

 15,8 km  2,10 h  536 m  536 m
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Glacier Garden Trail (Nr. 17)

Theme trail | hard

The Gorner Glacier sculpted this landscape over many millennia. Today, hikers marvel at the polished rocks and boulders, the ice of the glacier that still remains in the valley floor, and the larch trees that are inexorably reconquering the landscape.

 6,2 km  1,50 h  123 m  838 m
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Gornergrat Classic Bike Tour (Nr. 1)

Mountainbiking | hard

Here, one highlight is quickly followed by another - first, you enjoy the fantastic views on the Gorner Glacier, then admire the reflection of the Matterhorn in the Riffelsee. You pass these natural wonders on flowy and technical trails – guaranteed fun and an unforgettable adventure.

 11,7 km  0,40 h  5 m  1490 m
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Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

Trail running | hard

The Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon is one of the finest running events in the Alps. Start in St. Niklaus, finish in Zermatt – with the option of racing all the way to the top of the Gornergrat.

 42 km  5,5 h  2433 m  942 m
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Gourmet Trail (Nr. 6)

Hiking trail | medium

Anyone visiting Zermatt for the first time will marvel at the Gourmetweg (Gourmet Path), which leads past numerous mountain restaurants with a global reputation.

 8,8 km  2,25 h  276 m  946 m
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Gross Kastel (Nr. 63)

Regional hiking trail | hard

The hike leads up a lesser-known mountain, the Gross Kastel (2,830 m). Beautiful view of the Bis Glacier and its crevasses.

 6,1 km  3,40 h  1489 m  221 m
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Hohtälli Bike Tour (Nr. 27)

Mountainbiking | easy

This trail is suitable for both bikers and e-bikers. Most of the ascent is covered by rail, but if you want to reach the very top – the Hohtälli – you need to use your legs.

 12,8 km  1,40 h  350 m  1613 m
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Höhenweg

Long distance hiking trail | hard

The Höhenweg (high-altitude trail) brings hikers to the most beautiful locations in the mountains around Zermatt. Highlights include Höhbalmen and Gornergrat, where the Alpine views seem to go on for ever.

 83,9 km  32,10 h  5674 m  5868 m
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Hörnli Trail (Nr. 27)

Mountain tour | hard

This trail leads to what is probably the key location in Zermatt, the Hörnli Hut at the foot of the Matterhorn. Historically this has been the heart of all the action, and remains so today.

 4,3 km  2,15 h  702 m  18 m
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Kalbermatten-YoYo Bike Tour (Nr. 3)

Mountainbiking | medium

This route from Schwarzsee via Kalbermatten and Zmutt to Zermatt is a surprisingly winding single-track trail. There are some extreme sections towards the end, so it's a route that's only suitable for mountain bikers with a head for heights.

 12,8 km  1,10 h  41 m  1022 m
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Kelle Bike Tour (Nr. 2)

Mountainbiking | hard

This route is suitable for experienced mountain bikers, as the single-track path winds its way down some steep slopes and includes a few serpentines. It is one of the most difficult routes in the destination Zermatt – Matterhorn. If you are brave enough to take your eyes off the trail for a second, you’ll see some stunning views.

 8,8 km  0,35 h  72 m  1326 m
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Kickbike on Sunnegga

Cycling | medium

Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at its best.

 7,2 km  0,45 h  152 m  821 m
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La Traversata

Fixed rope route | medium

A tour for active and athletic skiers, touring skiers and adventure seeking fans. The La Traversata “traverses” a via ferrata – fixed-cable route – and lets freeriders get their money’s worth.

 2,1 km  2,0 h  314 m  158 m
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Larch Trail (Nr. 28)

Theme trail | medium

The Larch Trail leads across alpine pastures, along sparse forest that is home to numerous gnarled and ancient Swiss stone pine trees and tall larches. The theme trail is devoted to the nutcracker, an emblematic local bird species.

 4,4 km  1,40 h  62 m  773 m
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Mark Twain Trail (Nr. 18)

Hiking trail | medium

On the trail of the American writer Mark Twain: a pleasant walk on the Riffelberg with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. In his satirical account "Climbing the Riffelberg", Mark Twain poked fun at the expeditions of the 19th century into the alpine world around Zermatt.

 3,4 km  0,50 h  3 m  367 m
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Marmot Trail (Nr. 8)

Theme trail | medium

This walk is a must for families, offering a chance to watch marmots close-up.

 3,8 km  1,10 h  135 m  426 m
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Matterhorn Ascent

Alpine climbing | hard

At 4,478 m, the Matterhorn is the most difficult classic in the Alps. The climb and descent is done exclusively over rocks and ice, and it requires outstanding fitness and experience in rock climbing with and without crampons. The normal route is via the Hörnligrat and is only suitable for well-versed mountaineers accompanied by a mountain guide.

 3,9 km  8,30 h  1218 m  1218 m
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Matterhorn Glacier Trail (Nr. 26)

Theme trail | medium

This route offers a fascinating glimpse of a world between rock and ice. Walkers approach the glacier on a safe path, close enough to see the meltwater running out: a memorable moment on a special hiking adventure.

 6,5 km  2,0 h  188 m  534 m
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Matterhorn Tour

Long distance hiking trail | hard

This is the ultimate hike around the world’s most beautiful mountain, the Matterhorn. The tour begins in Randa and leads anticlockwise around the pyramid-shaped peak, revealing the iconic mountain’s many different facets.

 149,2 km  60,0 h  10898 m  10703 m
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Matterhorn Trail (Nr. 29)

Theme trail | medium

The Matterhorn, the ultimate mountain… This trail explores its many facets: its physical origins, its stories and legends, its very essence.

 9,8 km  2,55 h  112 m  1077 m
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Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Active"

Trail running | easy

This course makes a good introduction to mountain running: 19 km long, with 1,150 vertical metres of ascent and descent. The route leads through the mountains west of Zermatt, over the slopes of the Sunnegga and Gornergrat.

 19 km  1,25 h  1150 m  1150 m
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Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Mountain"

Trail running | medium

This course demands a great deal of effort, even though endurance athletes regard it as “medium” distance. Runners cover a total of 32 km, with ascents and descents of 2,000 vertical metres.

 32,1 km  3,5 h  2000 m  2000 m
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Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Sky"

Trail running | hard

This race pushes the fittest and toughest endurance athletes to the limit: 49 km long, 3,600 vertical metres of ascent and descent, and plenty of challenging terrain. A contest without mercy for diehard runners.

 50 km  4,45 h  3600 m  3600 m
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Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Vertical"

Trail running | hard

This course represents a thrilling challenge for super-fit runners: 2.3 km long, 655 vertical metres and some tricky terrain. A race for hardened athletes who nonetheless prefer to take care of their joints.

 2,3 km  0,25 h  655 m  8 m
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Matterhorn Valley Trail Bike Tour (Nr. 20)

Mountainbiking | medium

Accompanied by changing but still fascinating views along with the wild waters of the Vispa or the snow-capped mountain peaks – this is the new bike trail from Zermatt to Visp. It is suitable for all bike riders who are enthusiastic about nature and really like a somewhat technically difficult but still a bit longer tour.

 37,4 km  3,30 h  119 m  1076 m
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Moos Trail (Nr. F1)

Mountainbiking | medium

On the Moos-Trail, every bike rider experiences a major adventure in the bike paradise of Zermatt – Matterhorn. The super soft tour from the hamlet of Furi to Zermatt is ideal for taking excellent advantage of gravity. Chainless too!

 1,3 km  0,10 h  1 m  101 m
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Mountain Carts

Cycling | easy

On three wheels down the mountain: This is the quickest tour on Mountain Carts from Blauherd to Sunnegga. This offer is definitely for anyone seeking a huge adventure.

 1,6 km  0,10 h  2 m  291 m
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Nature Trail (Nr. 19)

Hiking trail | medium

The Nature Trail is a treat for body and soul. At first it leads through a forest with ancient Swiss stone pine trees, before entering the bare landscape left by the retreating Findel Glacier. Here, the sweeping views extend all the way to the Matterhorn.

 6,2 km  1,40 h  331 m  267 m
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Nordwand Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

This trail leads practically under the north face of the Matterhorn. The rock wall, dark and mighty, dominates the landscape. The feeling of wading over the snow under the iconic peak is unlike any other.

 3,3 km  1,7 h  3 m  395 m
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Panorama Bike Tour (Nr. 28)

Mountainbiking | easy

This route starts on the Gornergrat (3,089 m). The first 1,500 metres takes you into the village and along the way, you’ll find mountain lakes, local animals (marmots and blacknose sheep) and top restaurants.

 11,5 km  1,5 h  152 m  990 m
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Panorama Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

This snowshoe trail leads to some magically beautiful spots between Rotenboden and Riffelberg. Along the way it passes the frozen Riffelsee, hibernating under a thick blanket of snow.

 2,5 km  1,30 h  26 m  258 m
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Path of Silence (Nr. 24)

Regional hiking trail | hard

The Path of Silence is a treat for all seeking tranquillity. The trail leads from the Gornergrat down into a still, forgotten valley that offers a good chance of spotting wildlife.

 5 km  1,45 h  38 m  821 m
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Path to Freedom (Nr. 13)

Theme trail | hard

It’s not every day that walkers have the chance to tackle the highest hiking trail in Zermatt (3,415 m). The view of 38 mountains above 4,000 metres is dramatic and inspiring. Along the way, sculptures invite hikers to engage in philosophical contemplation of the mountains all around.

 2,9 km  1,25 h  480 m  193 m
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Patrouille des Glaciers

Back-country skiing | hard

The Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) is one of the cult events in the ski mountaineering calendar. The course leads from Zermatt via Arolla to Verbier, and represents a sporting tour de force for participating teams. The contest takes place every other year, in even-numbered years: 2014, 2016 and so on.

 53 km  7,11 h  4277 m  4342 m
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Peak Collection Rothorn (Nr. 10)

Theme trail | easy

The Peak Collection is a permanent art exhibition at the summit of the Rothorn. It shows the creative reponse of the Zermatt mountain guides to their iconic peak.

 0,5 km  0,30 h  28 m  28 m
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Pensioners' Trail / unterer Höhenweg (Nr. 4a)

Hiking trail | easy

This path offers glimpses of three parallel worlds: the village, mountain forest and the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway. The trail climbs gently to a level where the views alternate between lush woodland and the rooftops of Zermatt.

 2,2 km  1,0 h  77 m  99 m
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Pfulwe

Back-country skiing | medium

This ski tour is suited for beginners and skiing pleasure-seekers. However, it has to do with a prestigious form of this sport: skiing away from the prepared slopes and far away from the pistes. Therefore, a mastery of parallel ski turns in every type of snow is a precondition.

 8,8 km  3,30 h  569 m  1003 m
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Platthorn / Mettelhorn (Nr. 33)

Mountain tour | hard

Both mountains, the Mettelhorn and the Platthorn, reveal totally unexpected views to the west: the summit of the Wellenkuppe with its wave of snow, and the Obergabelhorn with its dramatic rocky ridges.

 8,5 km  5,20 h  1838 m  156 m
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Randa Cross-Country Ski Trail

Cross-country skiing | medium

If Täsch offers a rather leisurely cross-country ski experience, Randa is the place for a more energetic challenge. The terrain is gently undulating and demands skill and fitness.

 4,8 km  1,15 h  208 m  208 m
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Randa Forest Trail (Nr. 66)

Hiking trail | medium

This walk through the protective forest above Randa, suitable for children, often has surprises in store: ibex may even put in an appearance.

 6,1 km  2,20 h  561 m  561 m
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Randa Village Trail (Nr. 133)

Winter hiking | easy

The Village Trail winds through a stunning, snowy landscape and the delightful village of Randa.

 4,7 km  1,30 h  241 m  241 m
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Randa toboggan run

Tobogganing | easy

The toboggan run in Randa is ideal for families with children. Located in the heart of the village, it requires no great physical effort: the slope is gentle, not too long and not too steep.

 0,2 km  0,5 h  0 m  29 m
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Randa-Kin Hut (Nr. 67)

Regional hiking trail | medium

In this region above Randa, names of geographical features such as Wildkin and Wildibach hint at the wild nature of the landscape. It’s no surprise that this walk up to the Kin Hut is also wild and beautiful.

 6,6 km  3,30 h  1215 m  45 m
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Riffelalp Trail (Nr. 20)

Hiking trail | medium

This pleasant walk leads through the forests of Zermatt with their larches and Swiss stones pines: an adventure for all the senses.

 4,1 km  1,30 h  35 m  581 m
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Riffelalp-Winkelmatten (Nr. 114)

Winter hiking | medium

This winter hiking trail leads through a wonderfully romantic snow-covered forest along the slopes of the Gornergrat and down into the village of Zermatt.

 4,2 km  1,45 h  23 m  564 m
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Riffelsee Lake Trail (Nr. 21)

Regional hiking trail | easy

This path leads to a photographic site in a class of its own: the Riffelsee with reflection of the Matterhorn, a small rock in the little lake, pristine nature all around. The ultimate idyll!

 3 km  1,0 h  53 m  289 m
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Rotenboden toboggan run

Tobogganing | easy

The toboggan run on the Gornergrat is not only the Alps’ highest but also one of the most beautiful. Zermatt’s mountain panorama with the Matterhorn offers the ultimate setting for sledging. The thrilling run lasts about 10 minutes.

 1,5 km  0,10 h  0 m  233 m
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Rotenboden-Riffelberg (Nr. 113)

Winter hiking | easy

The winter views here are some of the finest in the Zermatt region. The trail leads below the shady Riffelhorn and back into dazzling sunshine, revealing a breathtaking vista culminating in the Gornergrat. A fairy-tale adventure with views that seem to go on for ever.

 2,4 km  1,0 h  14 m  248 m
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Rothorn Hut (Nr. 34)

Mountain tour | hard

The Rothorn Hut attracts a colourful variety of mountaineers seeking high-altitude challenges. Regular mountain hikers, too, enjoy the climb up to the Eseltschuggen.

 8,1 km  4,40 h  1696 m  116 m
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Rothorn-Zermatt Bike Tour (Nr. 22)

Mountainbiking | easy

What a run! The downhill from Rothorn to Zermatt entails a vertical drop of 1,678 m. You ride on the gravel path, not the single trails.

 13,3 km  0,25 h  6 m  1501 m
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Scenic Trail (Nr. 15)

Regional hiking trail | medium

The views are truly heavenly: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Klein Matterhorn, Weisshorn... A scene that seems to belong in a dream.

 1,9 km  0,40 h  29 m  297 m
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Schaliberg (Nr. 64)

Regional hiking trail | medium

Highlights of this medium-difficulty walk from Randa include Alp Rötiboden (1,970 m), which offers breathtaking views over the valley and of the surrounding mountain peaks.

 7,4 km  3,45 h  827 m  827 m
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Schwarzsee-Stafel (Nr. 123)

Winter hiking | medium

This winter hike goes quite close to the Matterhorn and directly under the mighty North Wall.

 2,5 km  1,0 h  0 m  389 m
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Stafel-Schönbiel Hut Bike Tour (Nr. 26)

Mountainbiking | hard

The Schönbielhütte is a popular starting point for hiking tours in the area. However, it’s much easier to reach by bike, rather than on foot. The view from the hut of the north face of the Matterhorn is amazing.

 6,3 km  1,40 h  518 m  22 m
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Sun Trail (Nr. 22)

Regional hiking trail | medium

Here, the spirit finds space, freedom and relaxation. The view of the distant horizons, with the panorama of peaks including the Matterhorn, is sure to linger long in the memory.

 3,2 km  1,5 h  18 m  519 m
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Sunnegga Trail (Nr. F2)

Mountainbiking | easy

Flow and fun are among the main attractions of the new Sunnegga-Trail – for beginners and pros alike. You’ll definitely want to ride it more than once.

 6,3 km  0,15 h  0 m  493 m
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Sunnegga-Tufteren (Nr. 111)

Winter hiking | easy

This fairly flat winter walk leads from Sunnegga through sparse woodland to Tufteren.

 2 km  0,30 h  64 m  129 m
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Swiss Stone Pine Trail (Nr. 14)

Hiking trail | easy

This path through the shady forest of Swiss stone pine and larch is wonderfully relaxing. It’s peaceful; depending on time of day there’s hardly anyone around. There’s even the chance of spotting roe deer.

 3,1 km  1,10 h  10 m  547 m
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Swiss Topwalk (Nr. 23)

Regional hiking trail | hard

Keen runners use the Swiss Topwalk as a training course. Regular hikers, too, enjoy the trail, which begins gently in the forest before leading along the scenic Aussichtsweg path up to the Gornergrat.

 6,3 km  3,0 h  928 m  63 m
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The Gornergletscher over the Course of Time (Nr. 17b)

Theme trail | medium

This hike leads to the dramatic rugged terrain of the lower Gorner glacier. During the last 150 years, it has retreated by over 3,000 m. Anyone interested in climate change can witness the process of a major glacier melting every step of the way.

 7,4 km  2,45 h  433 m  433 m
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The Matterhorn Trek

Long distance hiking trail | medium

Hut trekking in the mountain paradise surrounding Zermatt leads over Alpine meadows and up into the high Alpine landscape. In 4 to 6-hour stages, the route over 5 days is from hut to hut through the Zermatt mountain world.

 46,1 km  17,30 h  3033 m  3020 m
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Tour Monte Rosa - Matterhorn

Long distance hiking trail | hard

This tour around the Monte Rosa massif is one of the finest long-distance hikes in the Alps. Requirements: fitness and stamina.

 163,1 km  58,0 h  10386 m  10389 m
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Trockener Steg-Furi Bike Tour (Nr. 4)

Mountainbiking | hard

This fantastic Alpine trail starts at almost 3,000 metres above sea level. You need to be an experienced mountain biker to do this one.

 7,7 km  0,30 h  17 m  1066 m
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Täsch Circular Trail (Nr. 132)

Winter hiking | easy

This circular trail leads along the flat valley floor around Täsch, making it ideal for relaxed strolls with the kids or the dog.

 4,4 km  1,10 h  93 m  93 m
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Täsch Circular Trail (Nr. 42)

Hiking trail | easy

This round walk is perfect for anyone wishing to acclimatise to the altitude or simply relax. It’s also ideal for families with children.

 4,4 km  1,10 h  92 m  92 m
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Täsch Cross-Country Ski Trail

Cross-country skiing | easy

The 15 km of cross-country ski trails between Täsch and Randa, both classic-style and skating-style, are highly popular. The well-prepared circuits of the Matterhorn trail enable skiers to explore a variety of terrain.

 10 km  0,52 h  260 m  261 m
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Täsch Panorama Trail (Nr. 130)

Winter hiking | easy

The Panorama Trail around Täsch presents an ideal alternative to skiing, with open views, romantic forests and pure, blissful tranquillity.

 4,4 km  1,25 h  274 m  274 m
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Täsch Panorama Trail (Nr. 43)

Hiking trail | easy

The panorama reflects the topography: the valley floor is deep, the mountains all around extremely high. The views of the Breithorn and Klein Matterhorn are enchanting. A good opportunity to observe the mountain forest close up.

 4,4 km  1,25 h  274 m  274 m
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Täsch Village Tour

City walking tour | easy

Tradition-rich Valais houses, barns, granaries and old stalls form the backdrop of the village of Täsch. The history of the hamlet can be experienced clearly during a relaxing village walking tour. A brochure about the village walk is available in the tourist office.

 1,5 km  1,0 h  32 m  20 m
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Täsch toboggan run

Tobogganing | medium

The toboggan run in Täsch is something of an insider’s secret. The way to the starting point is on foot, zig-zagging up the slope until just before Eggstadel.

 3,6 km  0,17 h  51 m  458 m
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Täsch-Randa (Nr. 131)

Winter hiking | easy

This simple winter hiking trail leads along the right-hand side of the valley from Täsch to Randa. Ideal for families.

 4,2 km  1,10 h  61 m  85 m
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Täsch-Randa-Täsch Bike Tour (Nr. 31)

Mountainbiking | easy

The Täsch-Randa circuit is perfect for the whole family. It leads along the valley floor through forests, along meadows and through typical Valais mountain villages.

 15,4 km  1,45 h  356 m  356 m
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Täsch-Täsch Hut (Nr. 45)

Regional hiking trail | hard

This varied walk offers a fascinating experience of different aspects of the alpine world: views of towering mountains, a surprising variety of alpine flora and a glimpse behind the scenes of a mountaineers’ hut.

 7,3 km  3,25 h  1379 m  113 m
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Täsch-Täsch Hut Bike Tour (Nr. 25)

Mountainbiking | hard

The ride up to Täschalp and deep into the valley begins with an ascent of the slopes above Täsch, mostly following small mountain roads. The climb is technically straightforward and boosts fitness.

 10,1 km  3,35 h  1269 m  4 m
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Täsch-Zermatt Railway Trail (Nr. 50)

Hiking trail | easy

The Railway Trail makes an ideal family walk, offering close-up views of trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. The area along the path is also home to marmots and many alpine flowers including some very rare species.

 6 km  1,55 h  348 m  174 m
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Täschalp Run

Trail running | medium

This open running race has long been popular in Täsch. Combining sport and pleasure, it features a traditional Älplerfest (alpine celebration) on the high pastures at Täschalp.

 8,9 km  1,5 h  916 m  142 m
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Täschalp-Fluhalp (Pfulwe) (Nr. 46)

Mountain tour | hard

The hike over the Pfulwe (Fluh Pass) reveals the magnificent wild hinterland to the east of Täsch and Zermatt. The steep valley of the Mellichbach river enchants hikers with its arid beauty.

 9,5 km  4,55 h  1018 m  589 m
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Täschalp-Kin Hut (Nr. 49)

Regional hiking trail | medium

This hike requires quite an effort, given total climbs of 1,000 m – but rewards walkers with some delightful discoveries.

 7 km  3,5 h  1074 m  743 m
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Täschalp-Tufteren (Nr. 48)

Regional hiking trail | medium

This generally level walk follows the famous Europaweg trail. Leading along the treeline, it offers glorious views of numerous 4,000-metre peaks as well as Täsch and Zermatt.

 6,3 km  2,0 h  489 m  457 m
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Täschalp-Weingartensee (Nr. 47)

Regional hiking trail | hard

The name of this walk is misleading. The Weingartensee, which means “vineyard lake”, is certainly a lake, but there are no vineyards far and wide. This is a wild and bare landscape, sculpted by the retreating glaciers.

 9,3 km  4,40 h  1079 m  1079 m
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Via ferrata Schweifinen - Route A

Fixed rope route | easy

The via ferrata Schweifinen (fixed-cable climb) leads high above the roofs of Zermatt. The three sections – A, B and C – require different levels of ability. Route A is suitable for families with children from the age of 10.

 2,7 km  1,15 h  347 m  347 m
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Via ferrata Schweifinen - Route B

Fixed rope route | medium

The via ferrata (fixed-cable climb) high above the roofs of Zermatt offers three different routes: A, B and C. Route B is often tackled after route A and together with route C.

 3,3 km  2,15 h  458 m  458 m
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Via ferrata Schweifinen - Route C

Fixed rope route | medium

Route C of the via ferrata (fixed-cable climb) high above the roofs of Zermatt is often tackled straight after routes A and B. This requires a high level of fitness, but it is also the great attraction of the climb.

 5,5 km  3,30 h  791 m  791 m
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Village Forest Trail (Nr. 60)

Hiking trail | easy

The Village Forest Trail offers new arrivals a perfect opportunity to get acclimatised, and is also ideal for walks with children.

 4,5 km  1,20 h  233 m  233 m
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Vita Parcours Randa

Jogging | easy

The Vita Parcours fitness trail leads through the forest area along the Wildibach river between Täsch and Randa. The route is shady.

 2,5 km  2,30 h  93 m  93 m
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Vita Parcours Zermatt

Jogging | easy

The Vita Parcours fitness trail near Zermatt extends along either side of the Zmuttbach river. It leads along footpaths through woods, over bridges and to pretty, secluded spots.

 2,7 km  1,15 h  215 m  195 m
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Weisshorn Hut (Nr. 61)

Regional hiking trail | hard

This tough trail is suitable for experienced mountain hikers in good physical shape. The route entails an ascent of 1,774 vertical metres – but the climb is well worth the effort.

 6,6 km  4,30 h  1778 m  256 m
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White Magic Trail

Snowshoeing | medium

This snowshoe hike can be quite a challenge, depending on snow conditions. The route leads 741 vertical metres down the mountain. But walkers’ efforts are well rewarded: the view over the village of Zermatt is magical.

 7,4 km  1,45 h  403 m  804 m
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Winkelmatten-Furi (Nr. 116)

Winter hiking | easy

This winter hiking trail crosses the quarter at the far end of Zermatt in the direction of Furi. Along the way it leads across snow-blanketed meadows, through wintery forest and past romantic, secluded spots.

 2,7 km  1,0 h  199 m  5 m
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Winkelmatten-Sunnegga (Nr. 112)

Winter hiking | medium

This Zermatt walk is a wintery idyll, offering sunshine, the romance of the forest, snow-capped peaks, gastronomic treats and a breathtaking view.

 3,7 km  2,0 h  641 m  33 m
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Wisshorn Trail (Nr. 32)

Regional hiking trail | hard

In Zermatt, many of the great attractions are on the doorstep – including this very attractive walk. Highlight: the view of the south-east face of the pyramid-shaped Weisshorn.

 13,9 km  6,40 h  1326 m  1326 m
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Wolli and the Climate Detectives

Theme trail | easy

This playful exploration of climate phenomena is fun for the whole family. The Zermatt children’s mascot, Wolli, lends a hand. The trip starts off with a ride up the Gornergrat, followed by plenty of surprises!

 21,2 km  2,30 h  1601 m  1601 m
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Zermatt Circular Trail (Nr. 117)

Winter hiking | medium

A chapel, beautiful bridges and an enchanted winter forest like no other: the Zermatt Circular Trail offers this and more.

 6,5 km  2,0 h  198 m  198 m
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Zermatt Forest Trail (Nr. 12)

Hiking trail | medium

The path traces a leisurely zig-zag through the mixed larch forest. The trees provide shade but also offer frequent views to the horizon. Around Ried, the vista opens up dramatically to reveal the resplendent Matterhorn.

 6,3 km  1,50 h  115 m  719 m
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Zermatt Panorama Trail (Nr. 9)

Theme trail | medium

The views between the Ritzengrat ridge and Blauherd are magnificent, making this a true panoramic trail. Crowning the scene is the Matterhorn, revealing its north and east flanks and the Hörnligrat ridge.

 2 km  0,50 h  251 m  15 m
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Zermatt Village Tour

City walking tour | easy

The village of Zermatt has been shaped by ancient traditions and modern tourism. The thrilling contrasts can be explored on a walk through the village. Time required: from 1 hour to half a day.

 1,8 km  1,30 h  47 m  47 m
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Zermatt-Furi (via Blatten) (Nr. 118)

Winter hiking | medium

This winter hiking trail passes through the beautiful hamlets of Blatten and Zum See before reaching Furi, and they’re a great place to stop for a bite to eat.

 2,3 km  1,0 h  256 m  18 m
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Zermatt-Furi (via Zmutt) (Nr. 121)

Winter hiking | medium

This walk takes you through a winter wonderland of past times. From Zermatt, the trail climbs gently to the hamlet of Zmutt, where time seems to have stood still.

 4,8 km  2,0 h  435 m  195 m
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Zermatt-Ried (Nr. 107)

Winter hiking | easy

This gentle winter hiking trail leads from the centre of Zermatt through different quarters into the area of Ried. The clear view of the Matterhorn from here is particularly beautiful.

 2,2 km  0,50 h  228 m  36 m
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Zermatt-Sunnegga (via Tiefenmatten) (Nr. 115)

Winter hiking | medium

Climbing from the centre of the village of Zermatt up into the mountain sunshine, under one’s own steam - that’s the essence of this bracing hike. After the romantic, snow-blanketed forest, you are greeted with glorious views at Sunnegga.

 7,1 km  2,45 h  704 m  33 m
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Zermatt-Täsch Railway Trail (Nr. 50)

Hiking trail | easy

The Railway Trail makes an ideal family walk, offering close-up views of trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. The area along the path is also home to marmots and many alpine flowers, including some very rare species.

 6 km  1,20 h  176 m  350 m
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Zermatt-Zmutt (via Bielti/Furi) (Nr. 120)

Winter hiking | medium

This winter hiking trail from Zermatt to Zmutt has several interesting features to discover, including the Zmuttbach mountain stream and a chapel.

 3,8 km  1,40 h  410 m  109 m
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