Wanderings at the foot of the Matterhorn

The impressive mountain world surrounding Zermatt and the Matterhorn that awaits discovery is a real nature paradise for every hiker and mountaineer. With 38 four thousand-metre peaks in the immediate vicinity and a network of hiking trails extending over 400 km, Zermatt is the most famous mountain climbing village in the region and an ideal starting point for hiking holidays in Switzerland that are both amazing and rich in experience.

Unspoilt nature and idyllic valleys with fragrant forests and countless lakes await discovery. And there is always a view of the highest mountain giants of the Alps. During every hike in Zermatt, chamois, ibex, edelweiss, gentian and alpine rose can be seen. 

Zermatt’s mountain world is as fascinating as it is varied. About 400 kilometres of marked hiking paths and mountain trails around Zermatt, Täsch and Randa offer varying degrees of difficulty, gradients and routes for all levels. There are both challenging hiking trails for experienced hikers as well as easy tours for beginners and families to choose from. Depending upon what one is looking for, hiking in the Alps around Zermatt can be an athletic challenge, an enjoyable family outing or a relaxing and pleasant walking tour.