Sporty visitors can hop onto bikes and embark on an impressive bike tour on wonderful trails. And those who want something more leisurely can walk through the meadows, where curious marmots sometimes accept food.
Intrepid visitors, however, can venture on extreme rock faces, or set out on a guided walk to Monte Rosa Hut, cross the Gorner Gorge or scale a 4,000-metre peak. What about skiing in summer? One thing is sure: you will definitely not be bored at Riffelalp.
In summer our certified ski instructor and mountain guide Yann, will take you on 3 days a week to guided day trips, including easy hikes or an ascent of a peak of 4000 m (included in your room rate).
Changes of the program due to weather and snow conditions may be possible
The hiking possibilities in Zermatt are infinitely diverse. The spectrum ranges from walking over alpine pastures and easy panorama walks to demanding mountain tours. The Riffelalp Resort is in the middle of the Zermatt hiking area. Short or long, easy or difficult, steep or flat: the possibilities are many.
Set out with Yann, our hiking guide, on a discovery tour. In the summer, our certified ski instructor and mountain guide takes our hotel guests on guided hikes three days a week, or on accompanied tours through the world of the chamois and ibexes.
The flowers are at their best in early summer, from mid-June to end-July. Winter offers bright days, snow-capped summits and a wonderful show of colours.
Hiking map Zermatt
The mountains around Zermatt offer varying trails for every type of rider. With its incomparable scenery, Zermatt offers pure inspiration for beginners and advanced riders. There are fun routes for every riding style: comfortable or sporty, with a lot of flow, or steep and technical. For all-day bike tours or short afternoon trips, the mountains around the Riffelalp resort have everything to make a biker's heart beat faster.
Good to know: the varied bike offering, such as guided bike tours or the Sunrise Bike Ride, promise experiences that you will remember for a long time.
Biking in Zermatt
Our concierge is happy to assist you in hiring mountain bikes and e-bikes.
Price list bike rental
The Matterhorn Golf Club between Täsch and Randa has a nine-hole course and a wonderful view of the Breithorn. A new and unique concept in Switzerland is that you can play each hole off a different tee. This means you can play the course twice in different ways and thus play 18 holes.
The golf course can be reached from Riffelalp with the Gornergrat railway and a short taxi journey. We would be happy to reserve your tee-off time for you. We can arrange the transfer for you, and your golf bag will be waiting for you in the "Welcome Parking" in Täsch.
Zermatt is a Mecca for mountaineers and those who would like to be mountaineers. But climbing the Matterhorn immediately is not recommended. How about ascending your first 4,000-metre peak, climbing the Riffelhorn or taking the Mammut via ferrata route? It's worth a look at our programme led by our very own mountain guide, Yann! Do you want to go even higher? Let our concierge book a tour for you with the local Zermatt mountain guide office.
What could be lovelier than bathing in a refreshing mountain lake? Zermatt has some wonderful mountain lakes. The Five Lakes Walk leads to the lakes of Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee and Leisee - all mountain lakes that are not easily forgotten. Barbecue areas encourage you to linger, and two lakes invite you to take a swim - refreshment guaranteed!
If you get up early, you can ski in the summer until midday. Europe's highest and largest summer ski area on Klein Matterhorn has up to 21 km of slopes. Due to the situation and the short opening times, the Riffelalp Resort is unfortunately not the ideal starting point for this experience.
- Paragliding : make your dream of flying come true. Be enchanted by the unique alpine panorama of Zermatt and admire the exceptional environment from bird's-eye view.
- Forest Fun Park : Swinging from tree to tree in the great outdoors, you and your children can develop your fitness, agility and sense of balance in an adventurous and fun way.
- Helicopter flight with Air Zermatt : the experience of a lifetime: going around the Matterhorn and back again in a helicopter. Marvel at the summit of the most famous mountain in the world, the Zermatt glaciers, boulders and ravines.