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Experiences & activities for hikers

Guided Experiences & activities for hikers

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Hike to the Täsch Hut (Nr. 45)

Mountain trail | 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.

 7,2 km  3,25 h  1275 m  5 m

Hike to the Weisshorn Hut (Nr. 61)

Alpine trail | 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.

 16,5 km  7,0 h  1540 m  1540 m

Hörnli Trail (Nr. 27)

Alpine trail | hard

This trail leads to what is probably the key location in Zermatt, the Hörnli Hut 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  693 m  13 m

Kalbermatten-YoYo Bike Tour (Nr. 3)

Mountain biking | hard

This route from Schwarzsee via Kalbermatten and Zmutt to Zermatt is a surprisingly winding single-track trail. There are some extreme sections towards the end, so it's a route that's only suitable for mountain bikers with a head for heights.

 12,7 km  1,10 h  41 m  1022 m

Kelle-Lauberen Bike Tour (Nr. 2)

Mountain biking | hard

This route is suitable for experienced mountain bikers, as the single-track path winds its way down some steep slopes and includes a few serpentines. It is one of the most difficult routes in the destination Zermatt – Matterhorn. If you are brave enough to take your eyes off the trail for a second, you’ll see some stunning views.

 8,9 km  0,35 h  72 m  1326 m

Kickbike on Sunnegga

Cycling | medium

Kickbike, that’s the thrilling ride from Sunnegga down to the village of Zermatt. The wind in your hair, spectacular scenery: this is outdoor adventure at its best.

 7,1 km  0,45 h  0 m  682 m

La Traversata

Skitouring | medium

A tour for active skiers, ski tour enthusiasts and fans of adventure. La Traversata heads over a via ferrata on the border between Switzerland and Italy and is ideal for freeriders, too.

 7,7 km  4,0 h  233 m  1546 m

Larch Trail (Nr. 28)

Theme trail | medium

The Larch Trail leads across alpine pastures, along sparse forest that is home to numerous gnarled and ancient Swiss stone pine trees and tall larches. The theme trail is devoted to the nutcracker, an emblematic local bird species.

 4,4 km  1,40 h  62 m  773 m

Mark Twain Trail (Nr. 18)

Hiking trail | 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  0 m  375 m

Marmot Trail (Nr. 8)

Theme trail | medium

This walk is a must for families, offering a chance to watch marmots close-up.

 3,8 km  1,10 h  7 m  296 m

Matterhorn Ascent

Alpine climbing | hard

At 4,478 m, the Matterhorn is the most difficult classic in the Alps. The climb and descent is done exclusively over rocks and ice, and it requires outstanding fitness and experience in rock climbing with and without crampons. The normal route is via the Hörnligrat and is only suitable for well-versed mountaineers accompanied by a mountain guide.

 3,9 km  8,30 h  1218 m  1218 m

Matterhorn Glacier Trail (Nr. 26)

Theme trail | medium

This route offers a fascinating glimpse of a world between rock and ice. Walkers approach the glacier on a safe path, close enough to see the meltwater running out: a memorable moment on a special hiking adventure.

 6,6 km  2,0 h  174 m  515 m

Matterhorn Tour

Multi-day hike | hard

This is the ultimate hike around the world’s most beautiful mountain, the Matterhorn. The tour begins in Randa and leads anticlockwise around the pyramid-shaped peak, revealing the iconic mountain’s many different facets.

 147,3 km  60,0 h  10353 m  10143 m

Matterhorn Trail (Nr. 29)

Theme trail | medium

The Matterhorn, the ultimate mountain… This trail explores its many facets: its physical origins, its stories and legends, its very essence.

 9,8 km  2,55 h  0 m  981 m

Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "Active"

Trail running | easy

This course makes a good introduction to mountain running: 19 km long, with 1,150 vertical metres of ascent and descent. The route leads through the mountains west of Zermatt, over the slopes of the Sunnegga and Gornergrat.

 20,1 km  1,25 h  1150 m  1150 m