Zermatt is a hiking paradise. Over 400km of hiking trails await you. After a long day out in the mountains you can relax and recharge your muscles in our Mountain Ashram Spa. But before you go out and play, have a look at our tips - we have put together our favorite hiking trails for you.
It’s a steep way up but what a view awaits you at the top. As an alternative you could also conquer the first part of the hike up to Schweifinen along the Via Ferrata - ask our Front Office for more information. From Schweifinen, where you have a stunning view over all of Zermatt, a pleasant trail leads you over to Trift. At Trift you should definitely stop at the “hotel”/mountain hut and treat yourself with a delicious piece of cake or a savory lunch. From Trift on you either get down to Edelweiss and back to town or you prolong your hike along Höhbalmen. You can find a description of the hike on our Outdooractive account.
The so called “lost valley” (=Verlorenes Tal) is a hidden spot at the end of the Findel glacier. The melting of the glacier revealed a beautiful landscape with little streams and ponds between boulders that the glacier has left behind. You can either start the hike all the way from town along the lovely “Arvenweg” which leads you through the pine trees above Zermatt or you start only up at Riffelalp and conquer the first meters with the Gornergrat train. You can find a description of the hike on our Outdooractive account.
All the way up to the top of the world. From town to the Gornergrat and along the way you stumble upon geological highlights and experience the force of nature. See what the glacier was able to do to the nature and enjoy the changes of the landscape from 1600m a.s.l. up to 3100m a.s.l. Don’t miss the photospot at the Riffelsee where the Matterhorn reflects itself in the water of the lake (if it is windstill). You can find a description of the hike on our Outdooractive account.
The “Europaweg” is a beautiful hike that leads you from the Sunnegga over to Randa (or even to Grächen) and stays high above the valley almost all along the way. The way up to Sunnegga can be done with the underground train and some strength can be saved for the long hike. Before descending to Randa the longest suspension bridge of the Alps awaits you and offers an extraordinary experience. You can find a description of the hike on our Outdooractive account.