Today is a free day to explore the area more independently.
You can use your peak pass to travel on the whole of the Zermatt Cableway network!
Glacier Express. This famous train runs three times a day between Zermatt and St Moritz. It is too long a journey to do the full round trip but it is possible to travel to Andermatt and back with a couple of hours to visit and have lunch. It is a classic journey but it is not cheap! It can be very busy and advanced booking is recommended.
Klein Matterhorn. This area is locally known as the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The cableway from Zermatt leads directly to Trockner Steg. From here a spectacular cable car climbs to the Klein Matterhorn. From the upper station, a tunnel leads to a point directly below the highest point where a stairway leads to a viewing platform. On a clear day, Mont Blanc is visible 65 km to the west. There is no walking available from here but subject to snow conditions, it may be possible to take a short walk to a glacial lake from Trockner Steg.
Görner Gorge. This is a short walk from the cable car station at Winkelmatten. A series of wooden walkways have been constructed to lead walkers through a narrow ravine with a roaring torrent below. From the end you can walk back but it makes a nice circular route to continue back to Zermatt. There is an entrance charge of approximately 4CHF. Please note some sections of the Gorge may prove difficult for those who suffer from vertigo.
Dossen Glacier Garden. This is an area of great geological and glaciological interest showing the effects of very recent glaciation. It is accessed from the Furi Cable Car Station and involves an uphill walk and crossing a high suspension bridge. Once over the bridge there is a marked trail showing pot holes, alpine flowers and other sights such as a soapstone quarry
Zermatt and its history. Visit the Matterhorn museum (free with Half Price Swiss Travel Card), Church and “Old Town”. At lunchtime don’t forget to try the Rösti at the Café du Pont – the oldest cheese maker in Zermatt.. You can have a quiet day in Zermatt exploring the old town and visiting the church and alpine museum.