The Gornergrat is the perfect hiking mountain for your day trip or holiday-stay in Zermatt. The Gornergrat Railway trains take you up to the top but you can also be flexible and leave or board a train at any of the four in-between stops along the way.
Hiking from 1,600 m to 3,100 meters above sea level
The Gornergrat itself stands at 3,100 m above sea level. The hiking area lies between the summit station and the valley station in Zermatt at 1,600 m. As you walk you cover distinct vegetational zones: you can choose between the rocky landscape at the top, alpine meadows, mountain lakes and the gnarled Arven pines in the forest of the same name.
There are numerous hiking paths leading from the Gornergrat to the Riffelberg. The hikers’ ticket includes 2 part-trips for the outward and homeward journeys (Zermatt – Gornergrat and also Riffelberg – Zermatt). The section from the Gornergrat to the Riffelberg is done on foot.
If you prefer to hike uphill then you can do the walk the other way around and use the trips with the Gornergrat trains in the opposite directions.
Prices hiking ticket
Adults without discount: CHF 87.00
Half-fare, GA, children 6-16 years: CHF 43.50
June - August:
Adults without discount: CHF 103.00
Half-Fare, GA, children 6-16 years: CHF 51.50
September - October:
Adults without discount: CHF 93.00
Half-Fare, GA, children 6-16 years: CHF 46.50
Hikes on Gornergrat
You will find every kind of hike - from a short stroll to the most beautiful viewing points or longer and more strenuous hikes.