Summer at 2222 m

Leaping, panting, running - but save some breath for laughing
Some choose to chase around a court after little yellow balls. Others leap onto mountain bikes, heading for Fluhalp, behind the Stellisee, where a cool beer is waiting. And those more intent on relaxation can stroll across the pastures - the marmots are curious creatures and so tame they’ll feed from your hand.

But those who yearn for adventure among the eternal snows or between towering cliffs, will look forward to hiking with a guide to the Monte Rosa hut. Or traversing the great Gorner Gorge.

Hiking around Zermatt  

Riffelalp lies smack in the middle of Zermatt’s hiking area. 400 km of trails await you. Short or long, easy or difficult, steep or flat – from here you have countless possibilities.

In early summer – from mid-June to end-July – the splendour of the wild flowers is most enchanting. Autumn offers clear days, white peaks and a magnificent play of colours.

{ Hiking map Zermatt }


Zermatt is the Mountain Bike Paradise at the foot of the Matterhorn. 100 km of signed mountain bike tours are available.

{ Biking in Zermatt }

Our Concierge is more than happy to assist you with the rental of mountain bikes and e-bikes.

Price list bike rental

Summer skiing

The area around Klein Matterhorn is open mornings only. Riffelalp is not ideally located for this experience.

{ Zermatter Bergbahnen }


In the Golf Club Matterhorn, the game will be played on an altered 9+-hole course on the greens at Täsch-Randa. New and unique in Switzerland is that with this layout one can play each hole from different tee locations. This means that one can play 18 holes on a 9+-hole course. Whoever has played the course twice has played 18 holes.

From Riffelalp the golf course can be reached by Gornergrat railway and a short taxi transfer. We will arrange the transfer for you. Your golf bag will be waiting for you at our Welcome Parking in Täsch and your preferred tee-off times will be reserved.

{ Golfclub Matterhorn }

Mountain climbing

Zermatters  - the ultimate mountain experience for guided climbing, day excursion, Gorner Gorge and lots more.

{ Zermatters }

Outdoor wellness

Zermatt offers a number of mountain lakes. Five of them can be combinated in the 5-lake-hike.

Barbecue places invite to rest and swimming is possible in two lakes - exhilaration guaranteed ...

{ Zermatt lakes }