Downhill hike with superb views of the Matterhorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt › Süd: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › Süd: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

So much has been written about the Matterhorn that you could be forgiven for thinking there was nothing more to say about this extraordinary mountain. Better simply to go there and see for yourself.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Sunnegga station
End of tour: Zermatt railway station
Access starting point: Cable car from Zermatt
Access point of arrival: Train from Zermatt
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 30 min.
Length: 5 km
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Sunnegga, Findeln and Zermatt

Description

Yet even for the most hard-boiled hiker, the Matterhorn is still the mountain to end all mountains. Majestic in appearance, more photogenic than any other peak in the Alps, it invariably attracts attention to itself as if by magic. This winter hike from Sunnegga to the picturesque village of Findeln and from there down to cosmopolitan Zermatt has its sights trained squarely on the 4478-m-high summit so that you get to see the Matterhorn looking its very best every inch of the way.

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Sunnegga - Findeln - Zermatt

From Sunnegga station, set off downhill along the ski slope at first and then along a prepared trail all the way to the sunny hamlet of Findeln. From there, simply follow the trail leading along the hillside down to Zermatt.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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