Mountaineering, climbing and hiking in Zermatt
For many people visiting and living in the Alps, hiking among the mountain peaks in Zermatt is one of the most captivating summer activities. The Matterhorn summer paradise offers 400 kilometres of marked hiking trails. Easy, accessible family hikes are just as plentiful available as daring high mountain tours, vertical fixed rope routes and thrilling passages in the Alps. Accompanied by the worlds most photographed mountain, the Matterhorn, you can dive into its awesome legend.
Whether you discover a rare flower beside the path, a marmot you spot in the distance, or a crystal-clear mountain lake inviting you for a refreshing dip, the mountain world and its nature are a constant source of surprises. Together with the hikers you meet along your trail or the rustic mountain hut that you come across for a well-deserved meal, moments like these create unforgettable experiences.
INTERACTIVE HIKING MAP
Hiking and mountaineering on the Matterhorn
If it weren’t for mountaineering, Zermatt would not be what it is today. And for this there is no one else to blame other than the Matterhorn. Surely you have heard about the myth of the Matterhorn.
A popular starting point for many mountain tours is Matterhorn glacier paradise at 3883 metres. From there you can attempt your first of four-thousand-metre peak: the Breithorn. Together with a mountain guide, climbing harness and crampons, you courageously ascend to the summit at an altitude of 4164 m. The view of 38 Alpine giants is simply gigantic!Route details
Alphubel, Dent Blanche or Pollux
The mountain world around Zermatt is the perfect starting point for all mountaineers who have higher ambitions. Zermatt lies at the foot of 38 four-thousand-metre high peaks, which you can climb on guided tours, testing and building your stamina. A summer adventure in a class of its own.More about mountaineering
ADVENTUROUS VIA FERRATA
Above the roofs of Zermatt there are via ferratas for every level. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, fun is guaranteed, and the views in any case reward your efforts.
- Schweifinen via ferrata: Three routes - one experience!