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Guided Experiences & activities for hikers

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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  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

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.

 0,3 km  0,30 h  9 m  9 m

Pensioners' Trail (Unterer Höhenweg) (Nr. 109)

Winter hiking | easy

This trail meanders peacefully through the snow-blanketed forest, offering glimpses of three parallel worlds: the village, the Alpine forest and the Gornergrat Bahn.

 2,2 km  1,0 h  55 m  78 m

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  55 m  78 m


Skitouring | medium

The accessibility of this tour makes it suitable for beginners and less experienced skiers. It heads from Zermatt via the Pfulwe to Täsch.

 19,7 km  5,0 h  816 m  2475 m

Platthorn / Mettelhorn (Nr. 33)

Alpine trail | 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 Ober Gabelhorn with its dramatic rocky ridges.

 11,4 km  5,20 h  1961 m  700 m

Randa Fitness Trail

Jogging | easy

The 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  37 m  53 m

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.

 5,9 km  2,20 h  493 m  493 m

Randa toboggan run

Sledging | 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

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  172 m  172 m

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.

 4,2 km  1,30 h  26 m  562 m

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  28 m  562 m

Riffelberg-Trail (Nr. F3)

Mountain biking | easy

The Riffelberg Trail is an enjoyable route back from the Gornergrat, featuring Alpine meadows and forests and a link to the Moos Trail (F1).

 7,2 km  0,15 h  4 m  739 m

Riffelsee Lake Trail (Nr. 21)

Mountain 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