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Swede4life
Swede4life
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Aug 26, 2021 - 5:18 PM

Hi, could someone recommend a reasonably easy lake hike to have a great view of the Matterhorn. Some of the hikes appear pretty daunting. Like the enclosed. Thanks.

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Ildiko
Ildiko
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Aug 26, 2021 - 5:28 PM

Hi Swede4life,

I think this is the one you are looking for: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/rotenboden-riffelalp. That is an easy walk from Rotenboden to Riffelalp, íou can reach the start point with a funicular to Gornergrat (www.myswissalps.com/gornergrat).

Here you'll find more hiking routes: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/. Use the filter to narrow down your search (Valais - Matter Valley).

I've also done the 5 lake hike, it was also an easy hike (we walked with 2 and 5 years old children (we carried the 2 years old in a baby carrier), it is a longer one than the previous one but very famous and beautiful. Here is an older thread about it: www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/5-seenweg-5-lake-hike-in-early-may

Take care,

Ildiko

More about Zermatt: www.myswissalps.com/zermatt

Last modified on Aug 26, 2021 - 5:29 PM by Ildiko
Swede4life
Swede4life
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Aug 26, 2021 - 6:22 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank you.

pkerr
pkerr
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Aug 27, 2021 - 5:48 PM

Just an FYI about the 5 Lakes walk. I did that back in September of 2019 and was a bit disappointed by the overall "ambience" of it. Some of it was on dirt access roads as opposed to trails on hillsides and woods.

Don't get me wrong as I had some of my favorite pictures taken on that walk. (see attachment) It just wasn't as picturesque as I was expecting… and the lakes were more like little ponds.

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Anna
Anna
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Aug 27, 2021 - 7:20 PM in reply to Swede4life

Hi Swede4life,

Head for Leisee on Sunnegga. It's just a short funicular ride up from Zermatt and then a short walk from the Sunnegga station to the this small lake with an amazing view of the Matterhorn. There is a restaurant with a big terrace overlooking the Matterhorn too. This lake is quite popular and does get crowded as it is the easiest to get to. About CHF18 return (half price with the Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card).

Regards,

Anna

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Swede4life
Swede4life
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Aug 28, 2021 - 11:49 AM in reply to Anna

Thank you..

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