• 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

Mountain village in the heart of the Italian Alps


Breuil-Cervinia is the Italian home of the world’s most famous mountain: the Matterhorn, or as it is known by the locals here in this country, Gran Becca. There are many reasons to visit this area.

  • Opening hours
    08:30 - 16:45 h
  • Last ride to Zermatt
    15:00 h


Hospitality is a key theme everywhere around the Matterhorn. Whether it’s a hotel, B&B, farmhouse, villa, apartment or mountain hut you’re looking for, the Aosta Valley has an extensive range of accommodation on offer that’s sure to meet the most discerning of tastes. 

Besides the superb natural surroundings and plethora of sporting activities on offer, the Italian cuisine is a treat not to be missed. Traditional dishes and typical Italian food are the perfect complement to your Italian stay, whether served by the ski slopes or in one of the village restaurants at the foot of the Matterhorn.

With its vastness and majestic appearance, the Matterhorn (or “the most elegant rock in Europe” as one bygone admirer described it) has always been an irresistible attraction for lovers of mountain sports. The traditional figure of the mountain guide remains an important aspect of life here today, along with many other traditions which are still carried on and celebrated.

You’ll find it hard to forget this valley once you’ve seen it, especially if you have personally gazed in admiration at the Matterhorn. But Mother Nature was not satisfied with creating just one masterpiece – there are also lakes in which the beautiful surroundings are reflected, woods, serene meadows, roaring waterfalls and more besides. There is so much to see and explore around the Matterhorn.

Breuil-Cervinia is not only one of Italy’s best-known resorts, it is also a place of academic and sporting achievements which attract a variety of events to the village at the foot of the Gran Becca. Along with a large number of of outdoor activities these provide an opportunity to relax or get caught up in the excitement of an event. 

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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 

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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.