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Address: Zermatt, Switzerland
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My favourite walk in zermatt

The views of the valley and the surrounding mountains from up here are just stunning. The best part being it is not overrun with daytrippers as the cable cars and trains don't run... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 8, 2017
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The views of the valley and the surrounding mountains from up here are just stunning. The best part being it is not overrun with daytrippers as the cable cars and trains don't run on this side of the valley.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I've done this hike three summers running now, and it's still my favourite full day hike in Switzerland. The views and diversity of scenery are fantastic, as is the fresh cake and homemade iced-tea at Trift. Perfect for fit adults and teenagers - the long uphill climb at the start might be tough for younger children. After Trift there is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I've been hiking there for years, the first time I was 6 and I'm now 21! You never get tired of the view, nor do you get used to how impressive it is. It is the perfect spot to see the sun rising behind the Monte Rosa and illuminating the Matterhorn! However, you need to sleep in trift and wake... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

The Hohenweg Hohbalmen or Edelweissweg is one of the best hikes I've ever done. Definitely challenging - 8 hours to go about 12 miles - but worth every step. Amazing views, stunning scenery, waterfalls, mountains, etc. Just beautiful.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Rated as a hard hike, I agree you must be fairly fit for this hike mainly for the steep ascent and descent and the overall length of the trail. That being said there is nothing dangerous about this trail and it is well sign posted the whole way. Excellent views. Take lots of water. Because it is a challenging hike,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Brit in Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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