It was one week ago when Jerry and I explored the region of Zermatt and stretched our bodies to see the wonders of this spectacular mountainous area. I tell you, there were so many "wow" moments, that we now feel obliged to present the 2 spectacular hikes we did around Zermatt. We truly think you should do them too. Seriously. You need to be convinced? Continue reading.
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2 Must-Do Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland
To reach Zermatt from Zurich, take the train of 3 h 12 min or drive for about 3 h 35 min. Please note, Zermatt is a car-free village. To park your car, there is a parking available in Täsch - 5 km from Zermatt. Then a shuttle train brings you to the final destination. Once there, get active and choose one of the outdoor activities. Maybe you're into hiking? Cool! Here are the two hikes you should do when exploring this area:
1# The 5 Lakes Hike
This is an extremely beautiful hike. You will see 5 different mountain lakes, each one special in its colour. To start you hike at Blauherd, you will need to take the cable car from Zermatt to the cable car station called Sunnega. Then take a lift to Blauherd. Before you go, check out the timetable and the prices.
Directions: Blauherd - Leisee - Stellisee - Grindjisee - Grünsee - Moosjiesee - Sunnega
Duration: 2 h 30 min
Difficulty: easy to medium
Highlight: Seeing all these beautiful mountain lakes and the Matterhorn mirror-effect of Matterhorn at Stellisee
2# The Hörnlihütte Hike
Another panorama hike in the Zermatt area is the one taking you to the Hörnlihütte (English: Hörnli Hut). Take the cable car to the end station - Schwarzsee (English: Schwarz Lake). Take a photo of it and continue the trail to the top. Before you go, check out the timetable and the prices.
Directions: Schwarzsee - Hörnlihütte - Schwarzsee
Duration: 2 h 15 min
Highlight: Being so close to Matterhorn, spectacular views over the Zermatt valley
Need a Place to Stay in Zermatt?
We recommend to stay at the lovely Hotel le Mazot in the village of Zermatt. Well-located, cozy bedrooms, friendly staff and a good breakfast. Book it here. So, what are you waiting for? Zermatt is calling you! :)
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What hikes did you do when spending the time around Zermatt? Please let us know in the comments below!