Featured holiday Zermatt winter snow-shoe walking holiday Zermatt, Switzerland

7 nights/8 days
This is a seven-night, self-guided, winter snow-shoe walking holiday based in the Swiss Valais mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. Travel by air and train or rail all the way and choose from a selection of snow-shoe walks in the mountains around Zermatt. Routes are clearly marked and snowshoes can be rented in the resort. Cross-country skiing is also possible.
Included in your Creative Walks holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • One wine tasting at the hotel
  • Concierge service, regional helpful hints and walking notes

Zermatt winter snowshoe walking and winter hiking holiday for individuals

Highlights

• A choice of six snowshoe trails • A choice of many mountain hikes • See the Matterhorn in the snow

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,540

Holiday Code FHCH05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Zermatt winter snowshoe walking and winter hiking holiday for individuals

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,540

Holiday Code FHCH05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard double room at the Romantik Hotel Julen, Zermatt
● One wine tasting at the hotel
● Concierge service, regional helpful hints and walking notes

Additional information This is a winter holiday and dependent upon the snow conditions in Zermatt, and generally possible from just before Christmas until April.

Zermatt snowshoe trails

Gornergrat to Rotenboden (easy)

Duration: 1 hour, distance: 1.7 km. Hiking time in reverse direction: approximately 1h 30. This snowshoe trail follows close to the Gornergrat Bahn railway line. The hike features magnificent mountain vistas – taking in the Matterhorn, Klein Matterhorn, Breithorn and other peaks. Start at 3,089 m and descend to 2,815 m. For keen railway enthusiasts, there are also views of the cog trains of the Gornergrat Bahn as they twist prettily through the landscape. Set off to the left of the Gornergrat railway line and follow the pink markers which are approximately every 100m. If you want to extend the hike, it is possible to do so by continuing along the Panorama Trail to Riffelberg (detailed below).

Family trail (easy)

Duration: 2 hours in either direction, distance: 3.6 km. This trail takes you through a light forest between Täsch and Randa and is rooted in the valley of the Mattervispa. There is a varied terrain with gradual descents and gentle climbs making it suitable for a family. Enjoy the upward view of the valley towards the Breithorn and Klein Matterhorn.

Discovery trail (medium)

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes, distance 4.7 km. Hiking time in reverse direction: approximately 1 hour 40 This route takes you through a green pine forest, where ancient, twisted trees line the trail. If you remain still, you may see a squirrel or deer. The end point is the Findeln hamlet, which is famous for its mountain restaurant and its appealing sunny terraces. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Matterhorn. Start at Riffelalp in the direction of Grünsee and end in Findeln. Pink poles mark the route every 100m. It is also possible to detour to Lake Grunsee.

North Face Trail – Schwarzsee (2,583m) to Stafelalp (2,199m) (medium)

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes, distance 3.3 km. Hiking time in reverse: 2 hours The route begins at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn in Schwarzsee and through the pretty landscape around Stafelalp. It is worth noting that the sun disappears very early in the day during winter and temperatures can get very cold. There are pink markers approximately every 100 m along the route. For the final section of the walk, you follow the hiking trail back to Furi where snowshoes are no longer required.

Panorama trail – Rotenboden (2,815m) to Riffelberg (2,582m) (medium)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes in either direction, distance 2.5 km. This trail takes you from Rotenboden to Riffelberg. During the hike, you will pass the frozen Riffelsee and go past the chapel at Riffelberg. Enjoy the magnificent panorama taking in the Matterhorn, Obergabelhorn, Zinalrothorn and Weisshorn. The route is marked approximately every 100 m with pink poles.

White Magic Trail – Schwarzsee (2,583m) to Furi (1,867m) (medium)

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes, distance 7.4 km. This can be a challenging hike depending on the snow conditions as the route leads 741 vertical metres down the mountain. Enjoy the outstanding views over Zermatt. The route begins at Schwarzsee and over the pastures of Alp Hermetji. You then enter the woodland and may be able to spot a chamois. The final section of the walk follows the road back to Furi where snowshoes are no longer required. Pink poles mark the route every 100 m.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,540

Holiday Code FHCH05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard double room at the Romantik Hotel Julen, Zermatt
• One wine tasting at the hotel
• Concierge service, regional helpful hints and walking notes

The journey and how you get there There are flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Geneva several times a day. From here there are hourly services via Brig to Zermatt. Travel by rail from the UK starts with taking the Eurostar to Paris. Here you can either take the TGV-Lyria to Basel and travel south via Brig to Zermatt or take the more southernly route to Lausanne before heading east to Brig and Zermatt. We recommend a circular trip taking one route there and a different one back. If travelling by train, you will need to break the journey in Paris, Basel or Lausanne.

Additional information This is a winter holiday and dependent upon the snow conditions in Zermatt, and generally possible from just before Christmas until April.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,540

Holiday Code FHCH05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard double room at the Romantik Hotel Julen, Zermatt
• One wine tasting at the hotel
• Concierge service, regional helpful hints and walking notes

The journey and how you get there There are flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Geneva several times a day. From here there are hourly services via Brig to Zermatt. Travel by rail from the UK starts with taking the Eurostar to Paris. Here you can either take the TGV-Lyria to Basel and travel south via Brig to Zermatt or take the more southernly route to Lausanne before heading east to Brig and Zermatt. We recommend a circular trip taking one route there and a different one back. If travelling by train, you will need to break the journey in Paris, Basel or Lausanne.

Additional information This is a winter holiday and dependent upon the snow conditions in Zermatt, and generally possible from just before Christmas until April.

Holiday prices

Holiday prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room by air and rail
Date Park Hotel Beausite
1 Feb 2021-28 Feb 2021 £2,030
1 Mar 2021-30 Apr 2021 £1,785

Supplements
Supplements are per person in total
Description Date Park Hotel Beausite
First class rail 4 Jan 2021-30 Apr 2021 £80
Rail from London to Zermatt return 2nd class 4 Jan 2021-30 Apr 2021 £490
Rail from London to Zermatt return standard premie 4 Jan 2021-30 Apr 2021 £810



Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£1,540

Holiday Code FHCH05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard double room at the Romantik Hotel Julen, Zermatt
• One wine tasting at the hotel
• Concierge service, regional helpful hints and walking notes

The journey and how you get there There are flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Geneva several times a day. From here there are hourly services via Brig to Zermatt. Travel by rail from the UK starts with taking the Eurostar to Paris. Here you can either take the TGV-Lyria to Basel and travel south via Brig to Zermatt or take the more southernly route to Lausanne before heading east to Brig and Zermatt. We recommend a circular trip taking one route there and a different one back. If travelling by train, you will need to break the journey in Paris, Basel or Lausanne.

Additional information This is a winter holiday and dependent upon the snow conditions in Zermatt, and generally possible from just before Christmas until April.

Zermatt winter snowshoe walking and winter hiking holiday for individuals