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My favourite walk in zermatt

The views of the valley and the surrounding mountains from up here are just stunning. The best part... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
martin A
Cairns, Australia
My favourite full day hike in Switzerland

I've done this hike three summers running now, and it's still my favourite full day hike in... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Basel, Switzerland
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8 Jan 2017
“My favourite walk in zermatt”
30 Dec 2016
“My favourite full day hike in Switzerland”
Zermatt, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The views of the valley and the surrounding mountains from up here are just stunning. The best part being it is not overrun with daytrippers as the cable cars and trains don't run on this side of the valley.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank martin A
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I've done this hike three summers running now, and it's still my favourite full day hike in Switzerland. The views and diversity of scenery are fantastic, as is the fresh cake and homemade iced-tea at Trift. Perfect for fit adults and teenagers - the long...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank foha12
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've been hiking there for years, the first time I was 6 and I'm now 21! You never get tired of the view, nor do you get used to how impressive it is. It is the perfect spot to see the sun rising behind the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Aurelien1304
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Hohenweg Hohbalmen or Edelweissweg is one of the best hikes I've ever done. Definitely challenging - 8 hours to go about 12 miles - but worth every step. Amazing views, stunning scenery, waterfalls, mountains, etc. Just beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank smbrown86
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Rated as a hard hike, I agree you must be fairly fit for this hike mainly for the steep ascent and descent and the overall length of the trail. That being said there is nothing dangerous about this trail and it is well sign posted...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank amac605
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A vigorous hike with a significant altitude change, but the views are fantastic. If the weather is clear and you can handle the challenge, this is a wonderful hike to undertake

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank gsrs
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a fantastic hiking trail. Must be in good shape to hike it. Views, views, and more outstanding views...

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank big52
Reviewed 29 May 2015

You must be fairly fit if you don't want to turn this breathtaking walk (18km, +1200m vertical drop) in front of the Matterhorn into a nightmare. If you are, do not miss the opportunity. There are simply no words to describe it, just go there...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Enrique C
Reviewed 5 September 2014

The route is now called the Edelweiss trail, and takes you 1100m vertical up to some stunning views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks and glaciers as well as having the opportunity to see some Edelweiss growing wildly. Definitely on the less well travelled side...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Swiss_Danny67
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This is roughly seven hour hike that takes you to the base of the Matterhorn where you can see the mountain up close. The first 2.5 hours are straight up - don't do it if you are not in reasonably good shape and be sure...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank scottjrose
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