Thursday, October 9, 2008

Zermatt - SwitzerlandTour to zermatt, Switzerland

Switzerland Flexi Tours features Zermatt as its destination of the month. Zermatt is a scenic destination situated at a height of 1,620 m and is known throughout the world as a world-class ski resort. You're sure to enjoy the clear air of the resort. It is a pollution-free resort, as no cars are allowed in Zermatt.

Zermatt has many luxurious hotels and guesthouses and it's a great shopping destination with a range of exclusive boutiques. Zermatt is a picturesque village in Valais canton, situated in the Matterhorn Valley. It is surrounded by a stunning landscape of snow clad peaks and icy glaciers. Tourists can see 38 peaks, all above 4000 m high, when they travel to Zermatt, Switzerland.

Zermatt's Summer Attractions

Zermatt in summer is a tourist's paradise. You can enjoy climbing, hiking, high-altitude tours, skiing and mountain biking through summer and autumn in Zermatt. You can ride on 6 drag lifts and take a cable car up to the ski slopes in summer. These rides are open from July to October end. While in Zermatt, do not miss the natural Glacier Palace. This tourist attraction is situated beneath the highest train station at Matterhorn glacier paradise. At a height of 3,810 m, the Glacier Palace is a fascinating glimpse into the beauty of the glacier-covered landscape.


Zermatt's Winter Attractions

Winters in Zermatt are full of activity and fun. You can enjoy a range of winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, and more. There are 45 Km of hiking trails marked along the hills for hiking enthusiasts to enjoy a safe and thrilling climb. Ski lovers have a choice of 313 Km of pistes or ski runs of varying levels of difficulty. The spectacular alpine scenery provides an unforgettable backdrop for your winter holiday in Zermatt.

Zermatt Highlights:
  • Free ski pass for children aged 8 and below
  • Air Zermatt offers Helicopter sightseeing flights
  • Visit the Glacier Palace in the eternal ice at Klein Matterhorn (height 3820 m)
  • Ride on the Matterhorn Express: a comfortable 8-person gondola ride from Zermatt via Furi to Schwarzsee.

    Zermatt Helicopter Tour

    Aerial flight over Mt Matterhorn
    Fly over the famous Mt Matterhorn and several other Alpine peaks, all of which are over 12000 ft or 4000 m. The peaks you will see are Mt. Matterhorn, Mt. Weisshorn, Mt. Ober Galbelhorn, Mt. Zinalrothorn, Mt. Breithorn and Mt. Monte Rosa. The 20 minute ride in a helicopter over a snowy landscape is an unforgettable experience.

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