• Highest Alpine crossing
  • Matterhorn tour
  • 2 countries & 2 cultures
A breathtaking glacier landscape with a view of several four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.  | © Gabriel Perren A breathtaking glacier landscape with a view of several four-thousand-metre peaks can be seen on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing.  | © Gabriel Perren


A trip round the Matterhorn

Opening on 1 July 2023

From vision to reality. After years of groundbreaking work, the vision of an all-season link between the world-class spa resort of Zermatt in Switzerland and the Italian village of Breuil-Cervinia is about to become a reality. Surrounded by a breathtaking Alpine panorama, the new route offers a thrill-packed ride. Passengers ride in cabins luxuriously fitted out for maximum comfort. The crossing is an experience in a class of its own – gliding over the stunning mountain landscape that straddles the Italian-Swiss border, with the Matterhorn always in view.

The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing raises cableway travel to a new level. The highest cable car crossing in the Alps connects two countries with different characteristics that cast a spell all their own. Enjoy the vista of unique mountain scenery around the Matterhorn and the special magic of each stop on the way.


An overview of the trip

From Zermatt
To Cervinia
Last ride 14:50
Travel time: 90 minutes
Previous station

Rocky landscape and lakes

Cime Bianche Laghi

In the midst of a barren rocky landscape lies the Cime Bianche Laghi station. As the name suggests, there is more than just rock and ice here: a fascinating lakeland world awaits discovery.

  • Opening hours
    08:45 - 16:15 h


Just behind the cableway station are the impressive waters of the Cime Bianche lakes, overlooked in the background by the towering Matterhorn, or “Gran Becca” as it is known by the locals.

The bike park is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn and is a real paradise of trails for freeriders and downhill bikers. The Italian park presents riders with some challenging routes. With its imposing scenery, it is almost unrivalled as a location for video and photography projects.

The finish of the Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening is in Laghi Cime Bianche. Three-quarters of the course is visible from here. With the start in Switzerland and the finish in Italy, this World Cup race represents another successful collaboration between two countries at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Plan Maison
The middle station
Next station
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Everything you need for your Trip 

Additional information 

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    Flight over the Alps
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    Highly informative
    All about the highest Alpine crossing
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    Book your online ticket
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    Looking forward to the opening
    Cableway operational from 1 July 2023
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Worth a Trip 

One Day in Italy 

Good to know

Information about trips on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is posted on the Zermatt Bergbahnen website.

For the media

All the information on the construction of the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II, factsheets about the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing plus images and technical data can be found in our Media Corner.