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Zermatt & The Matterhorn Walking Holidays

The alpine town of Zermatt sits at an altitude of 1,600 metres in the shadow of the Matterhorn. Zermatt is known as a premium skiing resort however between July and September there is a real buzz on the 400km of hiking trails as walkers take in views of the majestic peaks.  

With 38 peaks over 4,000 metres, untouched nature and plentiful wildlife, the area around Zermatt and the Matterhorn is fantastic for walking. We want to help you explore this area full of drama and wild places. You can discover the High Trail to the Matterhorn, stay in Alpine towns and quiet villages in Two Sides to the Matterhorn, or walk one of the classic treks of Europe on the Tour of the Matterhorn. Each one has been meticulously crafted to ensure you have the best possible experience in the region. 

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Ultimate Swiss Alps

Discover the best of the Alps on this two week Grand Tour of Alpine Switzerland. Walk through the Bernese Oberland, Valais Matterhorn and the Engadin Valley on this once in a lifetime Rail and Hike trip.

Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
Available: June - September
From £2,625

High Trail to the Matterhorn

The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, its dramatic pyramid peak stands proudly at 4478m. Discover the beauty of this wondrous mountain as you walk along the haute route from Brig down to Zermatt on our self guided walking tour.

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Available: July - September
From £1,205

Walker's Haute Route

Trek the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Regularly voted as one of the world’s top walks the journey from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn on the Walker’s Haute Route is filled with breath-taking mountain panoramas, challenging mountain passes and Alpine scenes lifted straight from a storybook.

Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights
Available: July to September
From £1,825

The Glacier Express Rail and Hike

A twin centre self-guided walking holiday based in the glamorous towns of Pontresina in the Engadine valley and Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn. Travel between the two on the stunning Glacier Express train journey, experiencing the Swiss alps from the comfort of your seat.

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Available: End of June - Mid September
From £1,300

Tour of the Matterhorn

Take on the challenging yet rewarding self-guided, inn to inn Tour of the Matterhorn. Starting and finishing in Zermatt, trek through Switzerland and Italy and follow trails crossing ancient passes, suspension bridges, and two glacier crossings. The glacier crossings are guided so you can relax knowing you are in the hands of knowledgeable UIAGM guide. A tough trek with unrivaled views of the iconic pyramidal peak of the Matterhorn.

Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights
Available: July - Mid September
From £1,605

Walker's Haute Route (East)

Take on the iconic Eastern section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt. Six days of sublime mountain walking culminating at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt.

Duration: 9 Days & 8 Nights
Available: mid July - September
From £1,140

Two Sides of the Matterhorn

Choose from a selection of fantastic walks in the busy Mattertal and peaceful Val d'Anniviers, and get to know two very different sides of the Matterhorn.

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Available: Mid June - Mid September
From £1,045

Trails of the Val d'Anniviers

Explore the Val d'Anniviers on foot while staying in the charming villages of Zinal and St Luc, and one night in historical Hotel Weisshorn.

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Available: Mid June - Mid October
From £1,070

Walker's Haute Route (West)

Walk the western section of the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Arolla. Wonderful views of the Mont Blanc Massif and classic Alpine Walking.

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Available: mid-July - September
From £835

Tour of the Matterhorn North

Take on the north section of the challenging yet rewarding self-guided, inn to inn Tour of the Matterhorn. Starting in Zermatt and finishing in Zinal, trek through Switzerland following trails crossing ancient passes and suspension bridges. This version is ideal for those who don't want to commit to the entire trek or wish to avoid the glacier crossings. A tough trek with unrivaled views of the iconic pyramidal peak of the Matterhorn.

Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Available: July - Mid September
From £835
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