The days are growing longer, the hours of bright sunshine are multiplying, and people are feeling the urge to be outdoors again. In Zermatt too, the temperatures are rising and, following the cold winter, we will soon have everything ready at CERVO so that you can enjoy summer in all its glory – whether that's with a cocktail on our terrace or a unique time-out at our new retreat. We've got some tips for you in and around CERVO for your perfect summer at the foot of the Matterhorn.
In the heart of the mountains, yet oh so close to the beach
Do you love the mountains but don't want to miss out on that beach feeling? Then we have just the right thing for you. As of today, 10 June, the beach vibes are back at the Schali Lago. Just a few minutes from Zermatt lies the village of Täsch and the bijou Lake Schali. On the shores of the lake, you will find a great summer atmosphere at the Schali Lago.
Between the hours of 11.30 am and 6 pm, the Shabby Yummy Cantina serves up cool drinks, Mediterranean food and beach ambience – guaranteed. From the popular classic of CERVO fries with truffle oil and Parmesan, to vegetarian pita bread and delicious ice creams, here you will find everything sunbathers might want for a relaxing summer's afternoon by the beach – including unique alpine scenery and the picturesque, shimmering turquoise waters of the lake.
In addition, you can experience unadulterated adventure by wakeboarding on the lake while surrounded by several mountains exceeding 4,000 metres in height. The Schali Lago site includes a beach volleyball court, a ping-pong table and a children's playground for our youngest guests.
See you soon at the Schali Lago!
Beyond climbing – take on the challenge
Zermatt's unique location makes this mountain village an El Dorado for climbing enthusiasts. You can try your hand at climbing for the first time or improve your existing climbing skills in the safe surroundings of your hotel. This is thanks to our climbing wall.
For experienced and aspiring climbing fans, this offers a special opportunity to test their skill: the stairwell in the Nomad Lounge features four climbing routes and a boulder area, providing the opportunity to train your climbing abilities across four storeys. The wall is suitable for both beginners and advanced climbers, as they can choose an appropriate "tour" for their ability level using the colour-coded routes. Experienced Zermatt mountain guides installed the routes and are available for one-on-one and group tuition.
Start the flow
Experience unique wellness days at the foot of the Matterhorn. Our Mountain Ashram Spa is the ideal place for exploring your body and mind. The Mountain Ashram Flow is inspired by Japanese onsen, Bhutanese hot-stone baths and North European sauna culture. Precious native herbs and fresh spring water are used to bring the centuries-old traditions from around the world to the Zermatt mountains. It is time to embark on a journey into the self.
In summer, we offer various packages as well as a unique retreat. We have put together for you a programme of yoga, meditation, ceremonies and much more. Now nothing stands in the way of your inner tranquillity.
Our spa is also available to day guests.
Beyond activity and sun
CERVO is located right by the edge of the forest. Whether exploring on foot or by bike, you will find the start and finish of hiking and cycling trails right by the hotel. There are countless activities to discover in and around our Mountain Resort. Our recommendation – a ride on a kickbike. On Sunnegga above Zermatt, visitors both young and old can experience the ultimate downhill adventure: using all-terrain scooters, you and your loved ones can zoom down the mountain together. The lightning-fast ride down into the valley finishes directly in front of CERVO.
Awaiting you there on our terraces are refreshing signature cocktails, delicious sharing dishes from our Bazaar restaurant and the unbeatable view of the Matterhorn. Whether alone with a good book or with friends and family; whether as a hotel guest or visitor – everyone is welcome here.
Are you dreaming of climbing the famous Matterhorn? Located just a few metres from the hotel is the Training Trail. On this training route leading from Zermatt to Sunnegga, you can see how ready you are for an ascent of the Matterhorn. (Only recommended for experienced hikers)
CERVO insider's tips
Can't find anything suitable for you? Our team know Zermatt like the back of their hand. Our favourite spots are scattered about the village and surrounding mountains. The management team have shared their insider's tips.