Centovalli (Hundred Valleys) owes its name to the countless side valleys on both sides of the central valley. Since time immemorial it has been an important transit region between Switzerland and Italy. Its natural landscape, which is of extraordinary scenic beauty, offers nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts a myriad of recreational opportunities.
With a height of nearly 300 meters, Staubbach Falls is the second highest waterfall in Switzerland. In the summer warm winds swirl the waters around, so that the Falls spray in all directions. These droplets of water spray gave the brook and the waterfall its name.
The Gorner Gorge is one of the most fascinating natural beauties of Zermatt. It lies around 20 walking minutes from the southern end of the village and is easily accessible.