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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

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.

 50,1 km  4,45 h  3600 m  3600 m

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.

 2,5 km  0,25 h  655 m  19 m

Matterhorn Valley Trail Bike Tour (Nr. 20)

Mountain biking | 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.

 38,2 km  3,30 h  120 m  1075 m

Meet the Sheep Trail (Nr. 15b)

Theme trail | medium

This themed trail offers lots of exciting information about the local Blacknose sheep. There are also 11 different stations from the Gornergrat to Riffelberg. 

 5,8 km  1,50 h  42 m  560 m

Monte Rosa Trek

Multi-day hike | hard

The ultimate hike including glacier crossing in the Matter valley – home to the highest peaks in the Alps and surrounded by imposing glaciers. 

 54,2 km  22,0 h  2834 m  3512 m

Moos Trail (Nr. F1)

Mountain biking | easy

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  0 m  100 m

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  290 m

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

North Face Trail (Nr. 144)

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  1,5 h  0 m  384 m

Panorama Trail (Nr. 142)

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  10 m  242 m

Path of Silence (Nr. 24)

Mountain 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

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  443 m  130 m

Patrouille des Glaciers

Skitouring | 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 race takes place every other year (e.g. 2022) with participants competing in teams of three.

 55,5 km  18,0 h  4094 m  4228 m