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Address: Zermatt, Switzerland
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Fantastic views

A vigorous hike with a significant altitude change, but the views are fantastic. If the weather is clear and you can handle the challenge, this is a wonderful hike to undertake

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A vigorous hike with a significant altitude change, but the views are fantastic. If the weather is clear and you can handle the challenge, this is a wonderful hike to undertake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a fantastic hiking trail. Must be in good shape to hike it. Views, views, and more outstanding views...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

You must be fairly fit if you don't want to turn this breathtaking walk (18km, +1200m vertical drop) in front of the Matterhorn into a nightmare. If you are, do not miss the opportunity. There are simply no words to describe it, just go there and see it yourself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The route is now called the Edelweiss trail, and takes you 1100m vertical up to some stunning views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks and glaciers as well as having the opportunity to see some Edelweiss growing wildly. Definitely on the less well travelled side and the descent is long and/or steep hike depending on the route you chose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is roughly seven hour hike that takes you to the base of the Matterhorn where you can see the mountain up close. The first 2.5 hours are straight up - don't do it if you are not in reasonably good shape and be sure to take hiking poles as well as sufficient water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a wonderful but quite long hike, about 20 kilometres in all. It is without doubt one of the most spectacular in the Zermatt area. I have completed this walk a couple of times, always in June or July, starting in Zermatt next to Grampi's pub, walking first up to the Edelweiss restaurant which sits on a ledge of... More 

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