Enjoy your hiking holiday in Switzerland. The impressive mountain world around Zermatt and the Matterhorn is a real natural paradise for walking holidays fans. With 38 four thousand-metre peaks in the immediate area and a 400 km hiking trail network, Zermatt is the most famous mountain climbing village in the region and an ideal starting point for your hiking holidays in Switzerland.

There is much to discover when hiking in the Swiss Alps: pristine nature, idyllic valleys, fragrant forests and crystal-clear lakes. The picturesque panorama of the of the Alps makes hiking in Mattertal a truly unforgettable experience, with an exciting new experience around every corner.

Hiking 400km of Zermatt trails

Zermatt’s mountain world is as fascinating as it is varied. Offering nearly 400 kilometres of marked hiking and mountain trails around Zermatt, Täsch and Randa offer different degrees of difficulty, climbs and distances for every level of hiker or climber. There is a broad selection of both challenging hiking routes for experienced hikers as well as easier tours for beginners and families seeking fascinating walking holidays. Depending on what one is looking for, hiking in the Alps around Zermatt can become an athletic challenge, an unforgettable family excursion or a relaxing stroll along a scenic hiking trail.

The 5-Seen Weg is somewhat more difficult but still very suited for family outings. This hike leads to the lakes - Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee  and Leisee – and is both unique and beautiful. Each of the lakes has its own shape, colour and character. In three of the mountain lakes there is a mirrored image of the Matterhorn to be admired. During the hike, there are not only picturesque peaks and lakes to discover but also rustic churches and chapels, striking enough to be excursion destinations in their own right.