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Post-Tour: 4-Day Zermatt Hiking Trip

Experience the Swiss Alps in all their glory. See Matterhorn and stay in Zermatt, world’s famous mountain resort

Tour Overview

From $1,416 | Semi-Guided Private Hiking Tour | From June to September

Our Post-Tour Zermatt Hiking Trip has been designed to complement your Best Of Via Alpina Hiking Trip experience. Visiting Zermatt and seeing Switzerland’s iconic mountain, the Matterhorn, will complement your hiking adventure in the heart of the Swiss Alps. 

On this semi-guided post-tour Zermatt hiking trip, you will get to spend 3 days in the world-famous Alpine resort, Zermatt. Enjoy the assistance of our local Swiss resident guide, who will not only offer great guided tours, but also share fascinating insights about the history, nature and animal world of the Swiss Alps.
Enjoy your scenic ride up to Gornergrat with the world’s best view of the iconic Matterhorn. Hike as much as your heart desires with our guide’s suggestions. Explore Zermatt and relax at your high-end hotel. 

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Post-Tour Zermatt Hiking Trip Itinerary

This 4-day Post-Tour Zermatt Hiking Trip has been designed to complement your 8-day hiking trip in central Switzerland. Extend your stay to experience the Valais Alps and see the iconic Matterhorn from the top of Gornergrat. 

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Savor the Mürren resort in the morning, and then, at your leisure, embark on a picturesque 4-hour train journey to Zermatt.

Upon arrival, choose between a short enjoyable walk to your hotel or contact the hotel to arrange for their complimentary electric cart service to meet you at the train station. All the necessary details will be provided in your final itinerary.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel La Ginabelle (or similar accommodation). 

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Meet your ECHO Rails & Trails guide at your hotel at 9 am for a guided tour to the summit of Gornergrat and a breathtaking hiking adventure. 

Experience a unique combination of a cogwheel train ride and an easy to moderate day hike. Ascend Europe’s highest open-air railway, the Gornergrat cogwheel train, to the impressive elevation of 10,134 ft / 3089 meters, offering incredible panoramas of the Matterhorn.

Explore the 360-degree platform area with views of 29 out of the 79 Swiss alpine peaks exceeding 4000 meters/13,123 ft, including the majestic Matterhorn.

Embark on a flexible 1-2 hour guided hike through signposted trails in an alpine nature reserve, where pristine alpine lakes mirror the stunning Matterhorn. The hike’s flexibility allows you to tailor the experience based on your fitness level, with the option to discuss and adjust the duration with your guide.

Gain insights into the origins of Zermatt and the people of the canton of Valais (French name) or Wallis (German name) during this intimate and informative tour, offering a quiet and private setting against the backdrop of magnificent Alpine views.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel La Ginabelle (or similar accommodation). 

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Take advantage of a full day to explore Zermatt at your leisure.

Numerous hiking options are available, tailored to both weather conditions and your preferences.

On Day #9, our guide will discuss all the possibilities with you and assist in selecting the optimal choice.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel La Ginabelle (or similar accommodation). 

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Today marks the end of your post-tour Zermatt hiking trip. After breakfast you can depart to your own destination.

We wish you a safe travel.

Meals included: Breakfast.

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Details and pricing

Price US $1,416 per person with double occupancy.

Additional US $294 single supplement fee if traveling alone.

  • 3 nights lodging in a 4* Hotel
  • 3 Swiss Breakfasts
  • 1 full day with a local hiking guide
  • Gornergrat train ticket
  • Half-Fare Card
  • Local helpline available from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Ground transportation, except the Gornergrat Ticket
  • Items of personal nature

See our Cancellation Policy for more details.

Visa, Maestro, and Mastercard are commonly accepted in Switzerland. American Express is not so popular and many businesses don’t accept it. The country is becoming more and more cashless with contactless and mobile payments (Google and Apple Pay). Still, it’s useful to have some cash on you while travelling. All banks provide currency exchange services at a favorable rate.

Good Fitness Required

This is a hiking tour and while most of the trail do not involve any challenging up or downhill stretches, you require good physical health, endurance, sense of balance and sure-footedness.

Many paths are uneven and rocky, sometimes very narrow with steep hills on both sides. Previous experience in mountain hiking is advised. Make sure you bring good gear: sturdy hiking boots to protect your ankles, clothes made of breathable materials, a hat, a good backpack, sunblock and water bottle.

  1. Click on any of the “Book now” buttons on the page.
  2. You will be redirected to our dedicated booking platform.
  3. Choose a desired date for your trip and add number of participants. Select departure time, if applicable.
  4. Fill out the form with all travellers’ details and click “Confirm booking”.
  5. Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email with payment instructions from our partner Flywire.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Once the payment is processed, your booking is confirmed.

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