Admire Incredible Views While Polishing Your Climbing Skills
Climb the Riffelhorn as part of your preparation for a longer and more technical climb, such as the Matterhorn
Take on the peak to polish your skills, even as a beginner climber
Take your pick among a variety of fun routes to the top, offering just enough challenge for your level
Admire stunning views over the many lakes, glaciers and four-thousanders around
Access the Riffelhorn easily and complete the climb as a one-day trip from Zermatt
The closest airports to Zermatt are Sion, Geneva, Zurich and Milan. From here, take the train to Tasch ( via Brig or Visp) and change to the cog railway. For a private transfer check out GVA Transfers or Ski-Lifts airport transfers. This is a more expensive option, but convenient if …
The closest airports to Zermatt are Sion, Geneva, Zurich and Milan. From here, take the train to Tasch ( via Brig or Visp) and change to the cog railway. For a private transfer check out GVA Transfers or Ski-Lifts airport transfers. This is a more expensive option, but convenient if you have a lot of luggage.
Zermatt is famous for its world-class accommodation. Ranging from boutique hotels, to airy chalets, to budget friendly youth hostels, there is something for every type of traveler. Expect to pay between $46 per night for a dorm room, to $800 per night for a five star hotel room for two.
The Riffelhorn is a popular climb in the region for beginners and experienced climbers alike. While it will not take you to the highest summit, it offers unbeatable views over the Alpine region and is one of the most rewarding climbs, whether you are training for a more challenging outing or polishing your skills.
Despite the climbing season being in the summer months, from June to September, the weather can get really cold while climbing – making it important to pack appropriate clothing. Your guide will give you more information regarding the necessary equipment depending on the current conditions, but most routes will require rock climbing shoes. The Riffelhorn might not be the most challenging climb in the region, but you need to prepare adequately for the ascent by keeping physically fit and starting training ahead of time if needed. And finally, as always, make sure that your travel insurance covers climbing expeditions to avoid bad surprises!