Zermatt - District de Viège - Valais , Switzerland
Do the ultimate challenge that is the Matterhorn Ski Safari, covering 12.500 metres in Switzerland and Italy. There are also Moonlight Ski runs available in Rothorn and Gornergrat along with many other winter options like cross-country skiing, hiking, tobogganing, paragliding, ice climbing, ice skating etc. In the summer there are many options like hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, etc.
Whether skiing or not, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to go on the highest cable car in Europe up to the Matterhorn glacier paradise, from where you can have a hot drink and enjoy the breath taking panoramic views. On a clear day it’s possible to see Mt. Blanc and even the Mediterranean. Whilst up there you should visit the impressive Glacier Palace, which is almost 15 metres below the surface of the glacier and contains an array of ice sculptures. If you have a free day and want to relax, take a trip on the Glacier Express, the most famous railway in the world which goes from Zermatt to Daros or St. Moritz in around seven hours, passing through incredible natural mountainous landscapes. A visit to the Zermatt Museum will give you a full insight into the history of the resort. The Zermatt Unplugged music festival in April welcomes national and international musicians and bands to the stages. It has been host to a number of famous singers such as Chris de Burgh and Alanis Morrisette.
There are plenty of charming Swiss chalet style mountain restaurants and the traditional, alluring town is full of luxurious shops, restaurants offering fantastic food, such as the famous raclette, and bars with live music. There is a huge après-ski scene, as the old saying goes ‘the après-ski begins at noon in Zermatt and the atmosphere in the town is always buzzing.