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Trails Around Zermatt: Do-Ed

Dorfwaldweg or village forest path offers new arrivals a perfect opportunity to get acclimatized and is also ideal for walks with children. Sometimes the switch from stressful daily routine to restful mountain holiday happens all too quickly. Holidays are all about relaxing, so a day spent acclimatizing on the valley floor is well spent. This gentle walk through the beautiful forest and across pastures around Randa is ideal. This absolutely relaxing and beautiful trail starts at Randa and ends at Randa with total distance of 4.48 kilometers taking approximately an hour and 20 minutes. The highest point on this trail is at 1586 meters with an ascent of 240 meters and descent of 240 meters.

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Dorfweg Randa is a charming winter walk for anyone looking for some fresh air and a relaxing stroll that doesn’t require too much effort. The Dorfweg Randa or Randa village path promises a restful and soothing walk close to the village. The trail leads initially across snowy white expanses before climbing into the protective forest above the village. The path is easy as it is cleared regularly, and the views back down the village are lovely. This wonderful and romantic trail starts at Randa and ends at Randa with total distance of 4.68 kilometers taking approximately an hour and 30 minutes. The highest point on this trail is at 1586 meters with an ascent of 249 meters and descent of 249 meters.

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Edelweissweg is a beautiful trail with every mountain hikers dreams of spotting edelweiss in the alpine pastures. Here that dream comes true. Along this trail, walkers even spot these beautiful flowers at eye level. The walk leads to one of the finest vantage points in the Zermatt region. The edelweiss can be admired at a variety of habitats in the Zermatt mountains. It won’t grow on ground formed of crystalline rock, but it flourishes on calcareous sediments, despite the often harsh conditions. The fleecy hairs help protect the flowers from solar radiation, frost and aridity. The seeds require exposure to frost before they can germinate the following year. Hikers on this trail experience a magical moment on the climb up to Trift as the pinnacle of the Matterhorn emerges unexpectedly from behind a hilltop. The path then continues to one of Zermatt’s finest viewpoints, at Hohbalmen. The panorama is breathtaking with the north face of the Matterhorn with the Zmuttgrat ridge, the Breithorn, Liskamm and the Monte Rosa massif. This beautiful walk with the view of edelweiss starts at Zermatt and ends at Zermatt with total distance of 20.03 kilometers taking approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes. The highest point on this trail is at 2751 meters with an ascent of 1712 meters and descent of 1712 meters.