Zermatt
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Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

1. Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

Zermatt in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is one of the most popular mountain resorts renowned for skiing, climbing, and hiking. The town lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Here, you have the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - a tandem paragliding flight at a 3000-4000-meter altitude. At the meeting point, you’ll be introduced to your instructor, who will give you a presentation on the activity and safety protocols. You’ll take the cable car to the take-off point, as your pilot shares as much as of their knowledge, stories, and anecdotes about Zermatt as you want. Once you’re on the mountain, walk to the take-off point, and hear a short briefing and equipment check. Then, it’s time for the ultimate adventure, as you take a few steps into the air. Now just sit back, relax, and take in the spectacular 360° views over Switzerland, Italy, and France. The pilot will take care of everything, all you have to do is enjoy this magical moment to its fullest. Once you’ve landed, the pilot will download the pictures and videos onto a memory card, ready for you to take home and show off.

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From Basel: Zermatt/Matterhorn and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

2. From Basel: Zermatt/Matterhorn and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

See the Matterhorn in person, a must for every traveller in Switzerland. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, and be able to see the Matterhorn from the village. Discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain with an expert guide, and see "postcard" views of the Matterhorn. Be accompanied from the starting point by a guide, who will point out the changing landscape and answer questions about the country and its people. Experience places away from the tourist flow as the guide leads the group to less popular locations.

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Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

3. Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

Begin with a 30-minute ride up to the Gornergrat Summit Station on the legendary cogwheel train. Throughout your steep climb, travel over bridges, through tunnels, and past thundering waterfalls. Observe the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic mountain peak, which lingers in the background for the rest of the your journey. Take a slow climb up to an open air 360-degree viewing platform to enjoy views over the highest peaks in the Alps. These include the Monte Rosa peaks and glaciers, which are the highest places in Switzerland. Relax at the sun-filled terrace of the Kulm Hotel, before hiking on posted trails through a nature reserve area. As you travel, admire the amazing geology and a variety of alpine wild flowers, and stop at an alpine lake to admire its beauty and crystal clear water. Take a break for refreshments on the sun terrace of the historic Restaurant Riffelberg, where Mark Twain stayed on his travels to Zermatt. This location also offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Depending on your hiking enthusiasm and energy level, you can then determine with your guide how much more hiking you want to do before eventually taking the Gornergrat train for the final return to Zermatt Village, where your tour concludes.

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From Bern: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

4. From Bern: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

Go on an alpine adventure from Bern with this group trip to the charming village of Zermatt and Mount Gornergrat. Marvel at views of Matterhorn and ride a cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Meet your guide at the Bern station and admire the Swiss Alps as you travel to the chalet style village of Zermatt. Walk through the streets of Zermatt with your knowledgeable guide. Discover the old town in Zermatt. Take a cogwheel train up to Gornergrat Mountain to see panoramic views of Matterhorn. Snap pictures of this impressive peak. Let your tour guide show you the changing landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people.

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