Hiking on the Gornergrat
Experience Switzerlands' pristine nature and Alpine world while following a wide variety of hiking trails.
The wide variety of hiking trails around the Gornergrat offers something to suit everyone. The region’s 29 mountains soaring over 4000 metres in height and an extensive network of hiking trails are sure to thrill the hearts of all hiking enthusiasts. While hiking, you are always accompanied by majestic mountain peaks, enchanting Alpine roses and delightful ibex.
Hike inexpensively and flexibly with the Hiking Ticket
Having a Hiking Ticket will give you the necessary flexibility for your hiking trip on the Gornergrat. It includes two stages of the route for the two-way trips for Zermatt-Gornergrat and also for Riffelberg-Zermatt. The stage from Gornergrat to Riffelberg you do on foot.
You can also do the hike the opposite way around and use the trips with the Gornergrat railway in the other direction.
Hiking ticket prices
If you have the Hiking Ticket you save 20% on the normal price for both of the two stages.
September / October: CHF 82.80 (without discount) / CHF 41.40 (with half fare Travelcard, GA Travelcard, etc.)
September / October: CHF 69.90 (without discount) / CHF 34.80 (with half fare Travelcard, GA Travelcard, etc.)
The 15-20 minute circular hike on the Gornergrat offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. The start and end are at the viewing platform behind the 3100 Kulm Hotel. Look onto the Monte Rosa massif with the highest Swiss mountain, the Dufourspitze. Below you can spot the Gornergletscher, the second largest glacier in the Swiss Alps. With a bit of luck, you may also be able to observe ibex at close range.