Forget about cars. From Täsch, your excursion to Zermatt is about high altitude mountain trains, gondolas, cable cars and observation platforms. Welcome to Zermatt, the typical Valais mountain village and world famous ski resort.
Some of the world’s most wonderful panoramas are here, before your eyes. Meditate about the world’s natural wonders in front of Gornergratt and Kleine Matterhorn.
The summit of «Klein Matterhorn» and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. You are now at the highest cable car station in Europe, 3883 meters (12,739 ft) above sea level. Matterhorn is one of the icons of the Swiss Alps. The breathtaking panorama from the observation platform offers views of the highest mountains a Switzerland, France and Italy.
To go back down to Zermatt, you may want to have a gentle hike to Riffel Lake, 10 minutes from Rotenboden station. Also called the Mirror Lake, Lake Riffel offers a mirror to Matterhorn. A great photo spot in a protected natural area with rare Alpine flora.
After an early pick you up at your hotel, for the best chance of having no clouds on the summits, your professional driver will transfer you to Täsch. This small mountain town is the gate to Zermatt, the typical Valais mountain village and world famous ski resort. You will go up with a local mountain train as Zermatt is a car-free area. Relax and enjoy the views! Once in Zermatt, you will have a short ride with an electric taxi, to the gondola and cable car.
A masterpiece of 19th century engineering, it is now a modern and well-equipped train. Enjoy the ride and try to see some marmots and chamois during the 30-minute climb! From the viewing platform, you can enjoy 29 4000 m (13,123 ft) Alpine peaks, it is simply one of the world’s most wonderful panoramas.
Enjoy your Zermatt day trip with free time in the village and a lunch. You will finish our day by a walk in the old district, with its over 30 buildings built in the traditional style of the barns and stores of the upper Valais region.
Get to know the 13 plants that go into Ricola’s world-famous herbal treats and drops. Guests are not only allowed but actively encouraged to touch the herbs, rub them between their fingers, sniff and taste them. Discover each plant and its properties with your senses and our information panels. The garden is idyllically located near old Valais chalets in Blatten, at an altitude of 1,700 m.