Hiking with views of the Matterhorn

Zermatt

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Zermatt, Findeln

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Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

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Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

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Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

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Zermatt, Aroleid

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

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Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

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Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

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Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

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Zermatt, Oberhäusern

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Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

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Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

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Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

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Zermatt, Schwarzsee

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Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

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Zermatt, Kirche

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Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt

Zermatt

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Delightful winter hike on the Gornergrat with awesome views of the Matterhorn.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Zermatt / Rotenboden
End of tour: Zermatt / Riffelberg
Access starting point: Train to Zermatt, then cog railway to Rotenboden/Gornergrat.
Access point of arrival: Cog railway to Zermatt
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h
Length: 3 km
Gastronomy: • Hotel Restaurant Riffelberg
• Buffet & Bar Riffelberg
• Kulmhotel Gornergrat

Description

This mountain works its magic on everyone – and its distinctive shape makes the Matterhorn one of the most famous peaks in the world. With an almost ruthless force and, at the same time, an indescribable elegance, this shapely pyramid rises into the air. Enjoy some of the finest views of this 4,478 metre high angular landmark of Zermatt while on a winter hike on the Riffelberg. Start your trip by taking the cog railway up the Gornergrat. Here, a superb panorama awaits you – no fewer than 29 four-thousanders may be seen from the observation deck at the Kulmhotel. Then take the train back to the Rotenboden intermediate station, where the winter trail starts that takes you away from the ski slopes and in a wide arc to Riffelberg station. From there, take the cog railway back to Zermatt. And if you want to enjoy even more of the mountain, you can travel again up to Rotenboden so that you can whiz downhill on Switzerland’s highest toboggan run to Riffelberg.

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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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