Zermatt Itinerary

The Ultimate Zermatt Itinerary for 1 to 4 Days

Julie Switzerland 8 Comments

How many days do you need in Zermatt? How do you plan the perfect Zermatt itinerary? The answer to these questions depends on several factors. How much time do you have? Do you want to get out and hike the trails or simply ride the cable cars to viewpoints of the Matterhorn? What time of year will you be traveling? …

Best Hikes in Zermatt

12 Epic Day Hikes in Zermatt (+ Trail Stats, Photos & Map)

Julie Switzerland 1 Comment

One of the best ways to explore Zermatt is on foot. Hiking trails climb high into the mountains above Zermatt, past Swiss hamlets, through scenic valleys and rocky gorges, and to some of the best viewpoints of the Matterhorn. The network of cable cars and trains takes you up into the mountains, so for the most part, you don’t have …

Matterhorn Glacier Trail Photo

Matterhorn Glacier Trail: Ultimate Trail Guide (+ Map, Photos & HELPFUL Tips)

Julie Switzerland 11 Comments

The Matterhorn Glacier Trail is one of the easiest and most scenic hikes to do in Zermatt. This point-to-point trail weaves its way between alpine lakes and along the way you get up close views of the Matterhorn. Since it is done one-way and is a mostly downhill hike, this is a great trail for all ages and ability levels. …

Breithorn Climb Photo

How to Climb the Breithorn: Photos, Trail Stats & What to Expect

Tyler Switzerland 4 Comments

Climbing to the summit of Breithorn is one of Zermatt’s most adventurous experiences. Standing at a height of 4,164 meters (13,660 feet), Breithorn is one of the highest peaks in the area and it is one of the easiest 4,000+ meter peaks to summit in the Alps. Thousands of hikers come to Zermatt to summit Breithorn every year. Hiking across …

Hornlihutte Hike Photo

Complete Guide to the Hörnlihütte Hike (Map, Trail Stats & Photos)

Kara Switzerland 9 Comments

The Hörnlihütte (Hörnli Hut) is a lodge built at the base of the Matterhorn. For thrill seeking rock-climbers, the Hörnlihütte marks the start of the ascent up to the peak of the Matterhorn. Even if you do not wish to stand on top of the Matterhorn, simply hiking to and from the Hörnlihütte makes for an unforgettable day hike.  The …

Best Hikes in Europe

Best Hikes in Europe: Our 20 Favorite Day Hikes

Julie Europe 28 Comments

Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent. About the Hikes on …

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise View

How to Visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise …and is It Worth It?

Julie Switzerland 66 Comments

Does a trip to the highest cable car station in Europe sound thrilling to you? How about having 360° views across the Alps? If so, then put Matterhorn Glacier Paradise on your Swiss to-do list. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is an alpine wonderland of ski slopes, panoramic vistas, ice carvings, and a unique view of the Matterhorn. On this visit, you …

5 Lakes Trail Zermatt

The Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) in Zermatt…Is it Worth It?

Julie Switzerland 8 Comments

While researching the best hikes in Zermatt, the Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) kept popping up at the top of the list. Amazing Matterhorn views, five gorgeous lakes, a mostly downhill walk…it sounded perfect! So, we added it to our to-do list. During our first visit to Zermatt, the cable car to Rothorn was closed for maintenance. As we stood at …

Things to do in Zermatt

20 Amazing Things to Do in Zermatt, Switzerland

Julie Switzerland 41 Comments

Zermatt is an idyllic mountain village tucked away in the Swiss Alps. The mighty Matterhorn dominates the skyline, creating one of the most unique alpine landscapes in Europe. Explore the hiking trails, journey up higher into the mountains by cable car and train, stroll the scenic streets of Zermatt, and go skiing all year long. Here are the best things …

Best things to do in Zermatt

How to Visit Gornergrat and Hike to Riffelsee & Riffelberg

Julie Switzerland 52 Comments

For one of the best views of Matterhorn, it’s hard to beat Gornergrat. A scenic, cogwheel train takes you from Zermatt to this alpine paradise. Once at the top station, you can simply enjoy the sweeping views of the Matterhorn and the Swiss Alps from the restaurant and terraces. Or, you can add on the short but stunning hike to …