Guidebook

Trail Running Paradise in Zermatt

Seven great routes to set you up for an unforgettable week of trail running in Zermatt.

Kirra Balmanno

Description

A little over three hours south of Zurich and easily accessible by Switzerland’s impeccable rail system, step off the train and into trail runners paradise at the end of the Matter Valley. The car-free village of Zermatt sits at 1600 metres of altitude. Under the shadows of the Matterhorn exists a labyrinth of trails to blow your mind and your lungs out. Here are seven top picks to ensure that you are blissfully trailed-out by the end of the week.

Zermatt's Ultimate Fitness Test

Zermatt's Ultimate Fitness Test

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
7.6 km
620 m
687 m
Are you Matterhorn material?
Difficult
Private
Zermatt Rösterei Social Coffee Run
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Zermatt Rösterei Social Coffee Run

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
7.9 km
532 m
532 m
Trails, brews & epic views...
Easy
Private
The Ultimate Matterhorn Loop
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The Ultimate Matterhorn Loop

25.0 km
2,017 m
2,016 m
Get up close and personal with Switzerland's most famous peak.
Moderate
Private
Mettelhorn
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Mettelhorn

19.7 km
2,092 m
2,092 m
Run steep, get high.
Severe
Private
Riffelsee Run
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Riffelsee Run

27.7 km
1,822 m
1,822 m
Top out at the alpine lake boasting the most spectatcular Matterhorn view.
Moderate
Private
Gandegghütte
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Gandegghütte

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia
17.1 km
1,462 m
1,462 m
Well worth waking up early for.
Difficult
Private
Randa to Zermatt

Randa to Zermatt

The Mischabel Range
24.0 km
1,890 m
1,709 m
Take the trail instead of the train.
Moderate
Private