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Steinlandschaft Gornergrat

Geological hike

Hike T3 - passing the famous Riffelsee lake


Aurélie Happy-Shoes accompanies you along this super famous hike, Gornergrat-Riffelsee. However, it is a journey through time to discover the different rocks and the formation of the Alps, with the help of Michel Marthaler's book, Zermatt: an ocean safari.


What is the plan?

You will meet Aurélie_Happy Shoes at 9:00 am at Gornergrat station (exact time confirmed the day before the tour). We take the train to the Gornergrat together. At the top, we do a little geography lesson and discover the 29 4000m peaks that surround us. Then we begin the descent of about 1.5 hours to Riffelseee, where we take a short photo break before continuing the descent to Riffelberg from where we will take the train to return to Zermatt in the early afternoon. Our hike will be punctuated by numerous breaks to discover the geological formations surrounding us.


every Tuesday or on request


09:00 to 13:00

(about 3 hours of effective walking)


In Group, minimum 4 people: CHF 60.00 per person

In private:

From CHF 250.00 for 1-4 people


Good physical condition

sure footed

Number of participants

In Group:

Min 4 people, max 8 people

In private:

Min 1 person, max 8 people



+ 150M


Important Information

Required conditions

To participate in this excursion, you must be a fit hiker and have a sure foot

Included in the price

Hike guided by Aurélie_Happyshoes

Not included in the price

Train tickets fromGornergrat 

Drinks and snacks


It is the responsibility of the participant to take out health and accident insurance covering mountain rescue, including extreme sports. It is highly recommended to joinAir Zermatt  or other (CHF 35 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).

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Equipment list


  • Good walking shoes

  • small backpack

  • Comfortable, warm and waterproof walking clothes depending on the weather

  • Waterproof or windproof jacket

  • Sun protection, glasses, hat

  • In case

  • Beverage

  • Eve. walking sticks

  • Half price

  • Binoculars si  available

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