Sightseeing and hiking in the Matter valley, Switzerland

Matter valley - Sightseeing and hiking suggestions

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View from the Gornergrat, with the Matterhorn on the left.

Activities in the Matter valley

These are the attractions we recommend. Hiking trails, cogwheel trains and more!

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Gornergrat

Cogwheel train to the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip;
    natural site, mountain top, by train
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Klein Matterhorn - Glacier Paradise

The highest cable car in the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the view of glaciers and peaks over 4000 m high.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Privately guided tour of Zermatt with Gornergrat mountain train

Your private guide takes you for a walking tour across Zermatt. Next, you'll board the mountain train up to Gornergrat to have lunch and enjoy the Matterhorn view. Finally you'll get a tour in the local museum. The tour requires at least 2 people. Transportation is included, food & drinks aren't.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by train;
    city tour;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Zermatt (Valais)
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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Rotenboden - Riffelalp

Great high Alpine hike with plenty of wonderful views of the Matterhorn and more.

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  • Hiking time: 1h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2209 - 2816 m
  • Distance: 5.1 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Gebidum Pass

Hike up to the Gebidum Pass and enjoy the views across the canton of Valais.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1962 - 2209 m
  • Distance: 4.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Giw - Gspon

Route around the tree line with views of the highest peaks in the Valais.

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  • Hiking time: 3h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1896 - 2210 m
  • Distance: 6.6 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Moosalp

Route on the high plateau of Moosalp, with wonderful views into the Matter valley.

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  • Hiking time: 1h15
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1993 - 2121 m
  • Distance: 5.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Riffelalp - Sunnegga

Trail through high mountainous terrain, forests and along some tiny lakes.

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  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2187 - 2349 m
  • Distance: 7.9 km
  • Terrain: along lake, rocky, meadow, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Village walk Zermatt

Discover Zermatt during this one hour village walk.

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  • Hiking time: 1h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1612 - 1678 m
  • Distance: 3.5 km
  • Terrain: town
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Furi - Zermatt

Short walk through the forests near Zermatt.

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  • Hiking time: 1h15
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1612 - 1994 m
  • Distance: 4.2 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Grächen - Hohtschuggo - Grächen

Relaxed walk across the woods near Grächen.

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  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1605 - 1793 m
  • Distance: 7.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Hannigalp - Grächen

Simple trail across the forests and along the Suonen waterworks.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1620 - 2125 m
  • Distance: 5.8 km
  • Terrain: forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)

Herbriggen - Täsch

Nice valley walk with impressive views up the high peaks.

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  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1249 - 1444 m
  • Distance: 8.7 km
  • Terrain: meadow, town, valley, forest
  • Region: Matter valley (Valais)
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