Base Villages
Base Village: Zermatt

Zermatt

Crown of the Matterhorn –

Zermatt lies at the base of what is perhaps the most iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps: the 14,690-foot Matterhorn. Few sights are more inspiring than the Matterhorn covered with a pristine layer of snow against a cerulean blue backdrop. Perhaps what’s more awesome though is the rewarding feeling gained from walking in the crisp mountain air to the vantage point where this view is possible. The Matter valley is surrounded by 30 peaks, all of which top 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). Between these pinnacles exists a labyrinth of valleys and trails that make this corner of Switzerland a hiker’s paradise. One such path, the mule trader’s trail, dates to the 13th century.

Zermatt is a popular destination and a platform for mountaineering and world-class skiing—even in the summertime. Numerous national ski teams train here, as the town holds Europe’s largest and highest summer skiing region. Two points of particular interest include the Gornergrat, a cog railway that travels 3,089 meters (10,134 feet) to an impressive overlook, and the Klein Matterhorn, the end point of Europe’s highest cable car at 3,820 meters (12,533 feet).

Most of Alpine Adventures Trails Tours’ Matter valley hikes conclude in Zermatt around 4:00 p.m., leaving plenty of time to explore the town before catching the gondola to the high mountain retreat. The view overlooking this picturesque alpine town aglow at night is simply magical.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have one guide per six guests with a maximum group size of 18. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own. Using your Swiss Pass that is included with your vacation package you can also make any day a free-day if you wish a rest from hiking. The pass covers trains, buses, boats, cable-cars, streetcars and entrance into museums. A day visit to Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, St. Moritz or Montreux or many other interesting towns is quite simple using your Swiss Pass.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Silvana
Altitude: 1,620 m (5,310 ft)
Population: 5,775
Area: 242 sq km (94 sq mi)
Canton: Valais
Latitude: 46°1′16″N
Longitude: 7°44′53″E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE
IMG_1125

TOUR 3: Matterhorn and Jungfrau Tour

July 9 – July 20, 2017 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt & Muerren, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and village of Zermatt at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the famous Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland—all in the height of Switzerland’s sunniest season. You’ll go from valleys flush with spectacular wildflowers to cool... Read More
IMG_2918

TOUR 5: Swiss Summer Special

August 6 – August 17, 2017 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt & Wengen, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and postcard-worthy village at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the famous Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland—all in the height of Switzerland’s warmest and sunniest season. You’ll go from warm valleys flush with spectacular... Read More
Matterhorn-Sunrise

TOUR 6: Matterhorn and Jungfrau Tour

August 26 – September 6, 2017 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt & Muerren, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and postcard-worthy village at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the famous Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland—You’ll go from warm valleys flush with spectacular wildflowers to cool glacier-coated mountaintops that boast... Read More
Vallis---Loetschen-Valley---Copy

TOUR 7: Fall Hiker’s Dream Trip

September 8 – September 19 , 2017 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt, Saas-FeeKandersteg, Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the west and south side of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More