Private tour

Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

Activity provider: ECHO Rails & Trails
Private tour

Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

Activity provider: ECHO Rails & Trails

From US$ 513.91 per person

Experience amazing views of the Matterhorn and the Alps in a combination of a cogwheel train ride and an easy-to-moderate day hike. Accompanied by an experienced guide who tailors your hike to your abilities, enjoy the stunning views of the region.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group


  • Enjoy a 1 to 2-hour guided hike along sign-posted trails
  • Join a guided tour tailored to your ability
  • Ride Europe's second-highest railway and the highest open-air rail in Europe
  • Marvel at the incredible views of the Matterhorn
Full description
Begin with a 30-minute ride up to the Gornergrat Summit Station on the legendary cogwheel train. Throughout your steep climb, travel over bridges, through tunnels, and past thundering waterfalls. Observe the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic mountain peak, which lingers in the background for the rest of the your journey. Take a slow climb up to an open air 360-degree viewing platform to enjoy views over the highest peaks in the Alps. These include the Monte Rosa peaks and glaciers, which are the highest places in Switzerland. Relax at the sun-filled terrace of the Kulm Hotel, before hiking on posted trails through a nature reserve area. As you travel, admire the amazing geology and a variety of alpine wild flowers, and stop at an alpine lake to admire its beauty and crystal clear water. Take a break for refreshments on the sun terrace of the historic Restaurant Riffelberg, where Mark Twain stayed on his travels to Zermatt. This location also offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Depending on your hiking enthusiasm and energy level, you can then determine with your guide how much more hiking you want to do before eventually taking the Gornergrat train for the final return to Zermatt Village, where your tour concludes.
  • All transportation
  • Personal English-speaking guide who tailors the hike to your abilities and desires
  • Lunch
  • Items of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is at 8:00AM outside the Gornergrat Railway Station in Zermatt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Please bring sunscreen and a hat, along with plenty of water
  • Bring warm, layered windproof clothing as it can get chilly up top
  • Footwear with sturdy soles that grip the ground is necessary, ankle-high boots are recommended but not essential
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not essential
Customer reviews

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Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the development of Zermatt. We enjoyed going up Gornegrat and hiking the paths and then had lunch at a traditional Swiss restaurant. Great day.

September 14, 2022

Product ID: 147297