Posted On: 3/31/2022

Activities for the summer in Zermatt

Summer is coming! With its warm climate and extreme beauty, it is the perfect time to enjoy the best of Switzerland.

Zermatt offers endless possibilities for activities all year round. It has been at the top of many travel magazines' lists for some time now, and the quality of the region is a clear indication of the recognition it deserves. One of the reasons Zermatt has become so popular is the variety of activities on offer. You can visit the peaks and valleys of the Alps or enjoy a variety of other activities in and around the alpine village.

A couple enjoys the refreshing Leisee in Summer


The perfect cooling in the Leisee, photo by Michael Portmann


Relaxing summer activities in Zermatt

One thing many tourists who travel to us on the Matterhorn have in common; they want to leave the daily grind behind. This can be done in a number of ways, one of which is to simply unwind and get pampered with a massage, for example - whether it's after a busy day in the mountains or as part of a pampering vacation. 


The best Instagram spots in Zermatt

Want to return from your vacation with great pictures to impress your friends and family with? No problem, Zermatt is probably one of the most photogenic places around.


One of the top locations for photos. The Blauherd mountain station is just a few minutes walk away to get to the lake at 2537m, ideal for a really relaxing walk in fabulous scenery. The calm water surface in the morning hours (when there is no wind) allows a perfect reflection of the Matterhorn on the lake. Guaranteed one of the top spots for pictures in Zermatt. 


Zermatt in summer

After a more or less exhausting day, enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants in Zermatt. Still more desire to move? Then you will also find what you are looking for. Contact us for upcoming events or the best places for live music.


Summer in Zermatt for active people


Hiking, mountain biking or summer skiing is a great way to enjoy the summer and the fresh mountain air and escape from everyday life. 38 four-thousand-meter peaks can be reached from Zermatt. On tours, climbing, traversing, snow sports in the highest ski resort of the Alps. The mountain summer can be experienced and enjoyed in countless ways. We present some of them (continuously updated).

Summer mountain railroads in Zermatt 

The mountain railroads in Zermatt take tourists and locals to various places in the surrounding mountains. Mountain railroads are a popular way to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Zermatt Valley and surrounding mountains. There are a variety of activities with the mountain railroads in Zermatt, such as hiking and mountain biking. Here are a few of the main activities at a glance. 

Skiing on the slopes of the Matterhorn

Yes! You can ski in Zermatt even in the summer. Before you head to Zermatt, plan your entire trip. Get your reservation in advance so you don't have to face any delays. Also, you need to get up very early in the morning to enjoy the experience to the fullest. You will need to leave before the sun fully rises.   

Zermatt has one of the largest ski areas in all of Europe. It's true that in summer most of the snow melts and only 10% of the area is available for skiing. But that is more than enough to give you the ultimate skiing experience. Read the post Skiing in Summer to find out everything. 

Mountain biking in Zermatt 

Summer, bikes and mountains - a perfect combination of everything. We believe that summer is for biking, even if skiing is a lot of fun. Zermatt is perfect for biking in summer. The trails can be challenging at times, but any biker can approach pushing their limits. You will find 100 kilometers of trails here. The altitude is between 1400 and 3100 meters, which is of course ideal for a steeper ride and a faster pace.   

You can choose a family tour. You will receive all the necessary equipment and a mountain bike instructor. Most people choose this package when they try their luck at biking for the first time. For professional bikers, Helibike Unterrothorn is the best option. It is more adventurous and provides a high adrenaline level. You can also take an e-bike Taste tour. This is the best option for people who like to reach as many places or kilometers as possible in a relaxed way.

Mountain routes that are only accessible in summer 

Zermatt is a tourist attraction all year round, but there are some routes that are accessible only in summer. Basically, thanks to the better weather, the highest peaks are accessible mainly in summer. 


High altitude trail 

The Höhenweg is one of the most popular hiking trails in Zermatt, as it offers the best opportunity to hike the beautiful mountain scenery. The best time to hike this trail is from June to September.

Five lakes 

The lakes are frozen in winter. The best time to hike here is also from June to September. 


Above Randa, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps awaits you with spectacular views. The good thing: after the hike you can easily take the train back to Zermatt within a few minutes. 


Fly fishing in Zermatt 

Fly fishing is a very popular sport worldwide and Switzerland shares this common passion. However, fishing in the Alps has always been an activity in rather rough terrain. However, there are now a few local guides who will enable you to fish in one of the many mountain lakes. Just contact us for more details.

Whether you are a tourist or a long-term resident, a beginner or an experienced angler, local guides will take you to the best fishing spots in Zermatt. Most of the time you will go up to one of the great mountain lakes with a guided tour. There you can expect probably the freshest freshwater trout the Alps have to offer. A breathtaking panorama included. 



Summer packages. Benefit from our great offers with accommodation, activities and wellness and depending on the package additional services! Enjoy the summer to the fullest - best in one of our vacation apartments in Zermatt!


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