ZERMATT IN SUMMER
Zermatt is the ideal starting point for your hiking holidays in Switzerland. The impressive mountain world around Zermatt and the Matterhorn is a real natural paradise for walking holidays fans. Nearly 400 kilometres of marked hiking and mountain trails around Zermatt, Täsch and Randa offer different degrees of difficulty and distances for every level. There is a broad selection of both challenging hiking routes for experienced hikers as well as easier tours for beginners and families seeking fascinating walking holidays.
Depending on what one is looking for, hiking in the Alps around Zermatt can become an athletic challenge, an unforgettable family excursion or a relaxing stroll along a scenic hiking trail. The best part of staying at Chalet Herbi: the hiking paradise just starts in front of your door.
For those who prefer their thrills on two wheels, Zermatt also offers unforgettable mountain biking. The trains, chairlifts, and gondolas are outfitted to carry bikes. Zermatt is ideal for children and beginners to learn mountain biking – perfect for advanced riders to refine their technique. There is something for everyone. The choice of all-day mountain bike tours or short afternoon rides offers everything your heart desires.
For example, take the railway to the top of the Gornergrat, which is the highest open-air train track in Europe. There’s an incredibly long descent ahead of you, with views out over the edge of the ridge onto the massive Gorner glacier, and the Matterhorn looming in front of you - especially spectacular if you are there around sunset. Or try the Sunnegga Flow Trail which is a real playground. It’s a trail anyone can ride.
Zermatt’s mighty mountains are the highest and most impressive peaks in the Alps. The most famous of all: the Matterhorn. Whether you plan on conquering the mighty Matterhorn or getting your first mountaineering experience on Breithorn, stunning views and marvellous landscapes await. Crossing the glaciers and eternal snowfields of the Alpine mountain world is also an unforgettable experience. And is among the most beautiful things an alpinist will experience in his life.
Look forward to fantastic pleasure climbs in different routes on coarse rock that offers excellent grip—no matter if it's your first-time rock climbing or if you are an experienced climber or if you want to put your climbing abilities to the test in terrain similar to that of the Matterhorn.
As old as mankind is, just as old is the dream of flying. Paragliding is an eco-friendly, safe and probably the purest way of flying: no engine, no noise and no cabin. Our family-owned paragliding centre consists of highly trained professionals who would take great pleasure in giving you a unique experience to make your holiday in Zermatt unforgettable.