Hiking with views of the Matterhorn

Zermatt

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt: Aroleid

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Stafel: Zermatt, Matterhorn

Stafel: Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Hotel La Couronne - Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Hotel La Couronne - Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt › Süd-West: Zermatt Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Zermatt Matterhorn

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg (2)

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg (2)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Ried: Zermatt

Ried: Zermatt

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: 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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