From a village walk to a hike to the summit
There are over 100 options for where to head with your walking boots or a mountain bike in and around Zermatt. Here are a couple of examples. 1. The Dorfwaldweg (Village Forest Path) offers new arrivals a perfect opportunity to get acclimatised, and is also ideal for walks with children. 2. The Breithorn (4164 m), with its many summits, is a strong, glaciered mountain crest. The normal climb is considered as one of the easiest routes for climbing a four-thousand metre mountain.
Climbers and mountain-lovers
On 14 July 1865, climbers stood on the summit of the Matterhorn for the first time in history. Known as the Horu by locals, the mountain may be world-famous today, but for a long time, it was regarded as unscalable. Yet since that historic day in 1865, the Matterhorn has become a dream destination for outdoor pursuits, and even for people who enjoy admiring mountains rather than climbing them, this unmistakable peak is a true icon of the Zermatt panorama. One look at the Matterhorn and you’re hooked – you just know you’re going to have to come back. In fact, we believe you should visit at least once a year to marvel at the mountain up close and in person.