Summer hiking trails

40 Tours

360° Loop Gornergrat

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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AHV - Weg / unterer Höhenweg

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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Abenteuerweg

Regional hiking tour | 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

Regional hiking tour | 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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Arvenweg

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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Aussichtsweg

Regional hiking tour | 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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Bahnweg Täsch - Zermatt

Hiking trail | easy

The Bahnweg (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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Bahnweg Zermatt - Täsch

Hiking trail | easy

The Bahnweg (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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Circular Hike to the Suspension Bridge in Randa

Regional hiking tour | medium

The circular hike to the Randa Suspension Bridge goes through larchwood forests and leads to an imposing record construction: the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.

 8,7 km  4,0 h  999 m  999 m
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Direttissima

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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Dorfwaldweg

Hiking trail | easy

The Dorfwaldweg (Village Forest Path) 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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Edelweissweg (Höhbalmen)

Regional hiking tour | 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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Furiweg

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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Gamsweg

Regional hiking tour | medium

The Gamsweg (Chamois Path) 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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Gourmetweg

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

Regional hiking tour | 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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Hörnliweg

Regional hiking tour | hard

This trail leads to what is probably the key location in Zermatt, the Hörnli Hut ¦ Base Camp Matterhorn 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  743 m  61 m
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Kreuz

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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Kristallweg

Regional hiking tour | 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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Mark Twain Weg

Regional hiking tour | 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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Naturweg

Hiking trail | medium

The Naturweg (Nature Path) 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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Panoramaweg Täsch

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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Randa - Kinhütte

Regional hiking tour | 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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Riffelalpweg

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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Riffelseeweg

Regional hiking tour | 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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Rundwanderung Täsch

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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Schaliberg

Regional hiking tour | 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 - Schönbielhütte - Furi

Hiking trail | hard

The trail to the Schönbiel hut is full of variety; the view from the hut of the north face of the Matterhorn is breathtaking.

 19,8 km  5,50 h  558 m  1277 m
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Sonnenweg

Regional hiking tour | 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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Swiss Topwalk

Regional hiking tour | 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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Säumerweg

Regional hiking tour | 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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Täsch - Täschhütte

Regional hiking tour | 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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Täschalp - Kinhütte

Regional hiking tour | 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

Regional hiking tour | 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

Regional hiking tour | 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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Waldweg Randa

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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Waldweg Zermatt

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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Weg der Stille

Regional hiking tour | hard

The Weg der Stille (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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Weisshornhütte

Regional hiking tour | 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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Wisshornweg

Regional hiking tour | 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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