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Top 8 Mountain Excursions In Switzerland

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A visit to Switzerland cannot be complete without doing at least one of the best mountain excursions. Switzerland is the perfect place to experience high peaks, ice caves and witness stunning views of crystal-clear lakes, green meadows, and snowy mountain ranges. I have visited most of these mountains in Switzerland, and you have to have the same experience.

Therefore, I have designed a small guide for the top mountains in Switzerland you have to visit during your Swiss itinerary. You will get all the information about the duration of the trip, prices, ways to get there, location, activities in the mountains and a lot more. So pick one or more of these spectacular mountains in Switzerland and do the excursions, there are definitely worth it.

 

List of the Top Mountain Excursions in Switzerland

  1. Mount Titlis – Engelberg
  2. Mount Pilatus
  3. Jungfraujoch
  4. Schilthorn – Piz Gloria
  5. Glacier 3000°
  6. Matterhorn – Gornergrat
  7. Diavolezza
  8. Rochers-de-Naye

 

 

Before we head to the list, I’ve prepared the ultimate Switzerland Packing list for you. I travelled Switzerland with 1 backpack and managed to fit everything inside. Especially, you need a certain type of clothes for these mountain excursions. So get the list now and pack your backpack without overthinking.

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1.MOUNT TITLIS – ENGELBERG

Walk on the highest suspension bridge in Europe.

Mount Titlis prides itself in the middle of the country, as one of the highest mountains in Switzerland. It is also called ‘Engelberg’, which translates to English as ‘Angel Mountain.’ With its 3,020 in altitude, you will get to experience the real power of a Swiss mountain. Ride on the world’s first revolving cable car up to the top and enjoy spectacular 360° views of the region and mountain ranges around. After, walk through the ice caves and dare to stand on the bridge connecting two mountain peaks. Are you ready to walk in the air?

Mountains in Switzerland Mount Titlis
Mount Titlis: Top Mountains in Switzerland to visit

 

Mount Titlis Location

Titlis mountain is located close to Lucerne, in the middle of Switzerland. The nearest village from where you will get to the mountain is called Engelberg.

 

How to get to Mount Titlis

First of all, you have to get to Engelberg, where our excursion starts.

You can take the Zentralbahn train from Lucerne directly to Engelberg, which takes 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can also get there by car.

 

From Engelberg, you will take 3 cable cars that will get you to the top of the mountain.

First of all, you will hop on the TITLIS Xpress from Engelberg to Trübsee (Trüb Lake). From there, change to a connecting cable car to Stand station. Finally, you will get on the Rotair cable car, which will get you to Mount Titlis.

 

Activities to do on Mount Titlis

  • Mountains in Switzerland Mount Titlis Glacier Cave
    Glacier Cave, Mount Titlis, Switzerland

    Titlis Cliff Walk – walk through the spectacular suspension bridge high up on the summit. It is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. If you manage to walk through, which you have to, another adventure awaits you on the other side of the bridge.

  • Glacier Cave – once you walk through the bridge, you will enjoy a mysterious walk inside the Glacier Cave. Imagine the glacier being above you and walk inside its ice, which is more than 5000 years old.
  • Titlis Glacier Park – after this thrill walk, a real adventure will be waiting for you. In summer, you can enjoy the activities of the Titlis Glacier Park, such as snow tubing, sit-skis, snake gliss, or mini bobs.
  • Ice Flyer – Glacier adventure is not over yet. The Ice Flyer will take you on a short excursion and fly you above the glacier, where you get to enjoy the glacier below and see the entire area. Only Titlis gives you such a real glacier experience. In summer, you can also fly down to Glacier Park.
  • Stotzig Egg Hike – I highly recommend you hike the Stotzig Egg trail, which will give you the full experience of this mountain. The hike takes only 40 minutes, and from the top, you will get to enjoy the views of the Central Alps. If the weather is nice and the sky is clear, you will get to see other mountains in Switzerland like those in Bernese Oberland (also on this list), Valais mountains (Zermatt), and even the Black Forest in Germany. You cannot miss it.

 

Suspension Bridge, Mount Titlis
Suspension Bridge, Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Duration of the mountain excursion

Plan half a day for this excursion, around 4 to 5 hours is enough.

 

Best time to visit Mount Titlis

Titlis mountain is open all year round, every day from 8:30am till 5:00pm. However, the best time to visit it is in the summertime, from May until October. You will get to enjoy all the activities and have a better experience. In the wintertime, it gets freezing cold, and you might miss the Egg trail with spectacular views.

Mountains in Switzerland Titlis mountain
View from Mt. Titlis, Switzerland – Top Mountains in Switzerland

 

Price of the Mount Titlis Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: 68 CHF (adult), 48 CHF (youth 16 – 19 years old)
  • Price with Swiss Travel Pass: 48 CHF (for everybody)

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

PRO TIP: Swiss Travel Pass is the best way to travel in Switzerland. 

 

Mount Titlis as a day trip from Zürich or Lucerne + Skip-the-Line Ticket

If you are coming or just staying in Zürich or Lucerne and want to visit Mount Titlis as a day trip, I recommend you book this day tour below. Or just book a single Skip-the-Line Ticket for the cable cars from Engelberg (but first see additional discounts if you have Swiss Travel Pass).

 

 

Day Trip From Zürich – Mount Titlis

Day Trip From Lucerne – Mount Titlis

Skip the Line Ticket – Mount Titlis

 

 

2.MOUNT PILATUS

Ride on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world.

Pilatus mountain is famous for its Golden Round Trip from Lucerne. This mountain excursion will take you to the top of one of the most stunning mountains in Switzerland, including a ride on a Swiss lake, the steepest cogwheel train, and a cable car. So stay tuned and explore another great mountain day trip from Lucerne city.

Mount Pilatus Top mountains excursions in Switzerland
Mount Pilatus, top mountains excursions in Switzerland

 

Mount Pilatus Location

Pilatus mountain is located close to Lucerne. The 2 points from which you will get to the mountain are either Alpnachstad (by the cogwheel train) or Kriens (via aerial cable car).

 

How to get to Mount Pilatus – Golden Round Trip

You can access it in 2 different ways. The first way is to take the Golden Round Trip, as I mentioned above. From Lucerne, you will take a boat to Alpnachstad and enjoy a beautiful cruise on Lake Lucerne. From Alpnachstad, hop on the steepest cogwheel train, which will take you up to the top of Pilatus mountain. After your excursion, you will take the aerial cable car down to Kriens, from where a bus will drive you back to Lucerne.

Pilatus Cogwheel Train, Steepest cogwheel train in the world Switzerland
Pilatus Cogwheel train, the steepest cogwheel train in the world, Switzerland

Another way would be to first take the bus and take the cable car up to Pilatus mountain. Then, back down, you would take the cogwheel train and finally hop on the boat back from Alpnachstad to Lucerne.

 

Activities to do on Mount Pilatus

Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain range around Lucerne and its stunning Lake Vierwaldstättersee and beyond from the top of the Pilatus mountain.

  • Dragon World – enjoy the virtual tour of the dragon saga inside the mountain. Play interactive games and more.
  • Flower Trail – walk the Flower trail at the top of Mount Pilatus and learn more about the wildflowers there.
  • Ibex Safari – watch the ibex colonies living in the mountain for over 50 years now.
  • Paragliding – if the weather is nice, you can also do paragliding right from the top of the mountain.
  • Pilatus Z’Nacht – enjoy the panorama from Mount Pilatus in the evening, watching a beautiful sunset over the mountain ranges around with a culinary experience inside the Pilatus Bellevue restaurant.

 

Activities do to at the middle station of the cable car (below Mount Pilatus): FRÄKMÜNTEGG

  • Pilatus Rope Park – experience some adrenaline on one of the 10 Parkours below Pilatus mountain. They have trails for everybody, from children for adults, beginner level to the most advanced.
  • Wipfelpfand – climb the trees and slip back into a cozy nest on the trees.
  • Dragon Glider – fly through the forest and touch the tree with a beautiful panorama of the mountains and valleys around on the Dragon Glider.
  • Tree Tents – you can spend the night in the local tree tens, have an authentic nature experience, and wake up to the stunning sunrise with beautiful colours of the sky.
  • Mountain Biking – if you are into more adventure and have more time, you can also do mountain biking down to Kriens.

In wintertime, you can go sledging and snowshoeing on the FRÄKMÜNTEGG below Pilatus mountain.

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

Plan 5 to 6 hours for the entire excursion of Pilatus mountain.

 

Best time to visit Mount Pilatus

The best time to visit Pilatus mountain and take the Golden-round- trip is in summer. Note that the boat and cogwheel train are not operating in the wintertime.
It usually opens mid-May until mid of November, which is considered the summer season. In the wintertime, you cannot do as many activities. The only way to get to the top of Pilatus is to get to Kriens and take the aerial cable car.

Views from Mount Pilatus, mountains in Switzerland
Views from Mount Pilatus on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

 

Price of the Mount Pilatus Excursion

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

Mount Pilatus as a day trip from Zürich or Lucerne + Skip-the-Line Ticket

If you are coming or just staying in Zürich or Lucerne and want to visit Mount Pilatus as a day trip, I recommend you book this day tour below. Or just book a single Skip-the-Line Ticket for the cable cars & cogwheel train from Alpnachstad (but first see additional discounts if you have Swiss Travel Pass).

 

 

Skip-the-Line Ticket – Mount Pilatus

Day Trip From Lucerne – Mount Pilatus

Day Trip From Zürich – Mount Pilatus

 

 

3.JUNGFRAUJOCH – Top of Europe

Visit Europe’s highest train station and stand on the Top of Europe.

I fell in love with Jungfraujoch, and it is one of the top mountains in Switzerland for me, which you definitely shouldn’t miss. It is probably thanks to the beauty of the entire Jungfrau region and the excursions it offers. Jungfraujoch, also called the Top of Europe, is located at 3,454 metres above sea level. It is composed of two words, ‘Jungfrau,’ meaning virgin, and ‘joch,’ which translates as pass. This pass is situated between two mountains – Mönch and Jungfrau, which perfectly explains its name and its unspoiled, almost untouched nature. It is also a place for the observatory, which you can see on the photo below.

Jungfraupass Top of Europe Jungfrau Region Switzerland
Jungfraupass with the Jungfraujoch station in the background, Jungfrau region

 

Jungfraujoch Location

Jungfraujoch is located in the Jungfrau regionm between the famous Mönch and Eiger mountain. It is close to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland.

 

How to get to Jungfraujoch

Your excursion to Jungfraujoch will start in Interlaken, the adventure capital (specicially at the train station Interlaken Ost). You have three options.

1.option for getting to Jungfraujoch

The first one is to take a train to Grindelwald, from Grindelwald take another cogwheel train to Kleine Scheidegg. From there, take the red Jungfrau railway, which will take you to the Jungfraujoch.

 

2.option for getting to Jungfraujoch

The second option is to also take the train from Interlaken to Grindelwald. But this time, get off 1 stop before the final stop, which is called Grindelwald Terminal. From there, hop on the Eiger Express Gondola, which will take you right up to the Eiger Glacier Stop. Then you will take the red Jungfrau railway up to Jungfraujoch.

 

3.option for getting to Jungfraujoch

The third option is to take a train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen. Once you get to Lauterbrunnen, a yellow-green train (called Wengeneralp) will be waiting for you right on the opposite side of the train platform. Get on this yellow-green train, direction Kleine Scheidegg. Once you get to Kleine Scheidegg, you will again take the red Jungfrau railway up to Jungfraujoch.

 

Activities to do in Jungfraujoch

  • Alpine Sensation – experience the Alpine Sensation, where they play movies and display images. You can also learn a lot about what they do in the observatory and within the meteorological station. Besides, you will get to know how they were building the railway and discover a little bit of a history of the whole place.
  • Jungfraujoch Terrace – go to a lift, which will take you up to the terrace. You will have 360° spectacular views of the whole area, looking down the valley, while being surrounded by glaciers.
  • Ice Palace – walk through the ice cave, watching the art of icy sculptures, while feeling like in an Ice Age movie. After, there is a corridor that leads outside. When you come out, you will find yourself in the Jungfrau Pass encircled with glaciers.
  • Jungfrau Pass  – outside of the station, there is a Fun Park, where you can do some sledging, skiing, or snowboarding (just in summertime).
  • Mönch Hut – if you feel like hiking, being surrounded by the glacier and massive mountains, you can walk further up through the Jungfrau Pass to see the Mönch hut. Walking on the snow at such a high altitude is not so easy. After each move, you are just catching up on your breath. But believe me, it is worth doing it. You will get to the hut in an hour.
  • Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven – explore the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven. You will see how they make the chocolate and after you can, of course, buy some chocolate treats in the shop.
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe mountains excursions in Switzerland
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, Switzerland

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

Plan 5 to 6 hours for this excursion, if you also want to go up to the Mönch hut. If not, then 4 to 5 hours will be enough (including the train rides from Interlaken).

 

Best time to visit Jungfraujoch

The best time to visit Jungfraujoch is definitely summer. Not only can you do the summer activities on the Jungfrau Pass, but the way up to the Mönch Hut is a lot more accessible. There are also higher chances that the weather will be nice in summer.

Jungfrau Top of Europe best mountain excursions inSwitzerland
Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, inside the Ice Cave

 

Price of the Jungfraujoch Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: around 220.00 CHF (adult) – prices might vary depending on the route you take
  • Price with Swiss Travel Pass: 139.60 CHF
  • Check out the Jungfrau Travel Pass for additional discounts

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

PRO TIP: Jungfraujoch is one of the mountain excursions you can do in the Jungfrau region. The region offers a lot more activities. If you want to have a Swiss day full of adventure, see what else you can do in the Jungfrau region.

 

More information about Jungfrau Region

 

Jungfraujoch as a day trip from Zürich or Lucerne + Skip-the-Line Ticket

If you are coming or just staying in Zürich or Lucerne and want to visit Jungfraujoch as a day trip, I recommend you book this day tour below. Or just book a single Skip-the-Line Ticket for the cable car & cogwheel trains (but first see additional discounts if you have Swiss Travel Pass. But don’t buy any of these if you have the Junfrau Travel Pass).

 

 

Skip-the-Line Ticket – Jungfraujoch
Day Trip From Zürich – Jungfraujoch

Day Trip From Lucerne – Jungfraujoch

 

 

4.SCHILTHORN – PIZ GLORIA

Walk in the footsteps of James Bond on the top of the Swiss mountain.

Schilthorn belongs to the top mountain excursions in the Jungfrau region. After seeing the incredible scenery and clouds, revealing the panorama of three mountain peaks in front of me (Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau), my mind was blown away. It is a must on the list of mountains in Switzerland you have to visit. I recommend you wake up early for this excursion and take the first cable car after it starts to operate. You can avoid masses of tourists.

This spectacular mountain was featured in the James Bond movie: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. It was a hideaway of Blofeld, Bond’s enemy, which they named as Piz Gloria for the time they were making the movie. Let’s explore it together.

Schilthorn mountain Piz Gloria excursion
Schilthorn, Piz Gloria, Switzerland

 

Schilthorn Location

It is located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, above the Mürren village, overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley, near Interlaken.

 

How to get to Schilthorn

Your day starts again in Interlaken Ost, where you will hop on the train to Lauterbrunnen.

When you reach Lauterbrunnen, walk out of the train station, and just across the road, there will be a bus number 141, direction Stechelberg. Take this bus. After about 14 minutes, you will see a huge cable car running up the mountain. This is the stop Stechelberg Schilhornbahn, where you get off the bus. And that is where our excursion starts.

You will now take the following cable cars:

Stechelberg station – Grimmelwald station – Mürren station – Brig station

Stop for a while and enjoy the thrill walk on the side of the Brig station. The views are breathtaking, and you have to slightly overcome your fear to do it. But you have to do it.

Brig Thrill Walk Jungfrau Region Switzerland
Brig Thrill Walk, Switzerland

If you ever have enough of those stunning views, continue with another cable car, which will take you up to the Schilthorn mountain.

 

Activities to do in Schilthorn

  • Interactive exhibition, ‘Bond World 077’ – learn about the scenes from the James Bond movie and information, where different parts were shot here.
  • 360° Restaurant – this restuarant was the first one built at such a high altitude, almost 3000 metres above sea level, at the time it was constructed. Have some nice drink while enjoying the views.
  • Swiss Skyline Terrace – get other stunning views on the whole mountain range, as well as the Bernese Oberland region laying below.
Schilthorn mountain
Schilthorn mountain, Switzerland

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

You can plan to spend between 3 to 4 hours doing a Schilthorn mountain excursion.

 

Best time to visit Schilthorn

The best time to visit Schilthorn is the summertime. Simply because the weather is much nicer, I think you will enjoy it more with these incredible views.

 

Price of the Schilthorn Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: 108.00 CHF from Stechelberg (adult) & 85.60 CHF from Mürren (adult)
  • Price with Swiss Travel Pass is: 42.80 CHF

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

Schilthorn as a day trip from Zürich, Lucerne or Interlaken + Skip-the-Line Ticket

If you are coming or just staying in Zürich or Lucerne and want to visit Schilthorn as a day trip, I recommend you book the Swiss Travel Pass for 3 days. It will be the cheapest option and the best value for money. There are no good offers for day trips to Schilthorn from these 2 cities. That’s why I highly recommend you get the Swiss Travel Pass. Remember, this excursion is included in it. 

Or, if you are staying in Interlaken, this day trip is a great option as well:

 

 

Schilthorn – Skip-the-Line Ticket

Schilthorn – day trip from Interlaken

 

 

5.GLACIER 3000° 

Immerse yourself into the Glacier of Swiss Alps doing a Glacier Walk & hop on the world’s highest toboggan run.

I dare to say that Swiss people are crazy, in a good way, of course. I just cannot get how they built all these cable car stations on the mountain peaks and railways through the valleys and mountain ranges. So let’s give them honour, visiting another exciting mountain in Switzerland. The Glacier 3000° offers a panoramic Peak Walk at an altitude of 3000 metres above sea level. Walk through the 107 metres long suspension bridge, the only one connecting two mountain peaks in the world.

Glacier 3000° best mountain excursions in Switzerland
Glacier 3000°, best mountain excursions in Switzerland

 

Glacier 3000° Location

It is close to the Swiss city of Gstaad, located 58 kilometres from Montreux and 70 kilometres from Interlaken, the adventure capital.

 

How to get to Glacier 3000°

Follows the road ‘Gsteigstrasse from Gstaad direction Les Diabetes and stop at the cable car Glacier 3000°. If you are travelling to train, you get to get to Gstaad by train. From there, change to a bus B 180 (direction Les Diabetes) and get off at the station called ‘Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000°’.

 

Activities to do in Glacier 3000°

  • Peak Walk – walk through the 107 metres long suspension bridge connecting 2 mountain peaks. Do you dare to walk through without holding on to the bridge? This is the best spot to get incredible views of other mountains in Switzerland, such as Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and Matterhorn, which I am also mentioning in this list.
  • Glacier Walk – take the Ice Express chairlift from Scex Rouge station to the Glacier and start this spectacular walk through the Glacier. The aim of this walk is to get to the Restaurant refuge l’Escape on the edge of the Glacier with stunning views and some delicacies. It takes about an hour to get there.
  • Alpine Coaster –hop on the highest toboggan run in the world. Try to concentrate and use brakes with the spectacular scenery around you. Note that it is only open from May until mid-September.
  • Dogsled Rides – enjoy an adventure with Huskies and ride in the area of Glacier 3000°. Reservations are mandatory.
  • The Ice Cathedral – also known as ‘devil’s hole,’ is a natural ice cave, 20 metres long. It is not always accessible since the snow and ice melt in the summertime, so it might be full of water or covered in snow at another time of the year. But if it is open once you are there, you have to check it out as it is a rare and unique place.
  • Glacier Flight – get even higher above the mountains and enjoy the panorama of the Swiss Alps more. Reservation is necessary.

In the wintertime, you can go skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing at Glacier 3000°.

Glacier 3000° best mountains in Switzerland
Glacier 3000°, best mountains in Switzerland

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

Plan 3 to 4 hours if you don’t want to do the Glacier Walk. In case you want to walk, then plan 5 to 6 hours for the entire mountain excursion.

 

The best time to visit Glacier 3000°

As with other mountains in Switzerland, the best time to visit Glacier Glacier 3000

is from mid-May until the middle of September. You can enjoy the full experience with all activities. The Alpine Coaster is closed most of the wintertime. But you can experience the Peak Walk throughout the entire year.

 

Price of the Glacier 3000° Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: 80.00 CHF (adults)
  • Price with Swiss Travel Pass: 40.00 CHF

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

Glacier 3000°  as a day trip from Geneva or Montreux + Skip-the-Line Ticket

If you are coming or just staying in Geneva or Montreux and want to visit Glacier 3000° as a day trip, I recommend you book this day tour below. Or just book a single Skip-the-Line Ticket for the cable cars (but first see additional discounts if you have Swiss Travel Pass).

 

 

Skip-the-Line Ticket – Glacier 3000°

Day Trip From Geneva – Glacier 3000°

Day Trip From Montreux – Glacier 3000°

 

 

6.MATTERHORN – GORNERGRAT

Drive to the highest situated hotel in Europe and enjoy stunning views of Switzerland’s highest mountain.

The Gornergrat railway started operating back in 1898 and is one of the oldest ones in Switzerland. It will take you towards Matterhorn, showing you a stunning view of other Swiss peaks that are over 4000 metres high, including the highest mountain of Switzerland (Dufourspitze 4,634). Enjoy the ride on the cogwheel train, which was the first fully electrified cog railway globally, and hike around the Lake closest to Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Gornergrat mountains in Switerland
Gornergrat Railways with views of Matterhorn, Switzerland

Today’s railway has a regenerative braking system, which saves energy while going downhill. This makes up for the ride up. You can step foot inside the highest-located hotel in the world, Kulmhotel Gornergrat, which has shops, a restaurant, and an astronomical observatory. Or even spend the night in the hotel, star-gassing at night.

 

Gornergrat Location

The excursion on the Gornergrat railway starts in Zermatt

PRO TIP: Zermatt is the starting/ending point of the fabulous Glacier Express route, which is one of the best panoramic trains in Switzerland. So if you want, you can ride on Glacier Express to Zermatt and then stay a couple of days in Zermatt, doing a Gornergrat excursion or the 5 Lakes Trail.

 

How to get to Gornergrat – Matterhorn

Note that Zermatt is a car-free village, which means that you can only get there by train. From Zermatt, you can hop on the Gornergrat railway every day during the year.

Gornergrat Railway, Zermatt, Switzerland

Activities to do on Gornergrat

You can do the following activities in the summertime:

  • Panoramic viewing platform – enjoy the views of the highest mountains in Switzerland in Italy, including the stunning Matterhorn.
  • Wild Ibex
  • Sunrise Trips
  • Sunset dinners

Winter offers these activities:

  • Dining with the stars
  • Moonlight visit
  • Highest sledging slope in Switzerland
  • Igloo Village

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

Plan half a day for this excurion, between 4 to 5 hours.

 

Best time to visit Gornergrat – Matterhorn

Gornergrat is one of the only mountain excursions on this list, which is also worth visiting in winter, equally as in summertime. In winter, you can sleep in the Igloo village and slide down the highest sledging slope in the entire Switzerland, which is an experience on its own.

The railway operates every single day throughout the year, so it only depends on the activities you want to do.

 

Price of the Gornergrat-Matterhorn Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: 126.00 CHF (adults)
  • Price with Swiss Travel Pass: 63.00 CHF

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

Gornergrat-Matterhorn as a day trip from Zürich + Skip-the-Line Ticket

If you are coming or just staying in Zürich and want to visit Zermatt and Gornergrat-Matterhorn as a day trip, I recommend you book this day tour below. Or just book a single Skip-the-Line Ticket for the cable cars (but first see additional discounts if you have Swiss Travel Pass).

 

 

Gornergrat-Matterhorn – just Skip-the-Line Ticket

Gornergrat-Matterhorn – day trip from Zürich

 

 

7.DIAVOLEZZA

Visit one of the best skiing regions for adventurers in Switzerland

If you are visiting the Italian part of Switzerland and still longing for a great hike and mountain peaks, visit Diavolezza. Even though this mountain doesn’t offer as many activities as the other mountains in Switzerland on this list, Diavolezza is still a great choice. Especially for those who want to do a more serious hike with majestic views of the highest mountains in Switzerland.

Diavolezza mountain Switzerland
Diavolezza, Switzerland

Diavolezza Location

It is located in the middle of nowhere, in the Grisons region, surrounded by pure nature and mountain peaks, close to St. Moritz, Samedan, and Lago Bianco.

 

How to get to Diavolezza

You can get there by car, taking road 29 from St. Moritz or Samedan. Alternatively, you can also take a train, Rhaetian railways stop right close to the Diavolezza cable car. The famous Bernina Express rides through as well, so you can ride on one of the most famous Switzerland panoramic trains and switch to this mountain excursion to kill two birds with one stone in a day.

 

Activities to do in Diavolezza

You can go hiking from Diavolezza to the Munt Pers (3206 m) in the summertime, which takes about an hour. You will get 360 views of the spectacular mountains around, including the famous Bernina Massif, Piz Bernina, Piz Palü, and Bellavista. Remember, we are now very close to the Italian border, so we switched the language a bit. Instead of saying ‘Mount’ for a mountain, we will use the Italian word ‘Piz.’ 

In winter, it is a paradise and famous destinations for skiers and snowboarders, and free-riders.

Bernina Massif Switzerland
The Bernina Massif, views from Diavolezza, Switzerland

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

IF you want to go hiking to the Munt Pers, plan 4 to 5 hours for the entire excursion to Diavolezza. If you just want to go up with the cable car and enjoy the views, 2 to 3 hours will be enough.

 

Best time to visit Diavolezza

The cable car to Diavolezza operates throughout the entire year. It is only your choice what you prefer to see and do. If you want to go skiing, it is a great place to visit in winter. For hiking, visit Diavolezza in the summertime.

 

Price of the Diavolezza Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: 39.00 CHF (adults) & 26 CHF (youth 13 – 17)
  • There is no discount with Swiss Travel Pass

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

Book tickets for Diavolezza here

 

 

8.ROCHERS-DE-NAYE

Enjoy stunning views of the largest body of water in Switzerland, Lake Geneva, and the charming city of Montreux.

The pleasant ride on the cogwheel railway from Montreux up to Rochers-de-Naye will give you panoramic views of the Lake Geneva region. The ride takes about 55 minutes. Rochers-de-Naye offers an adventure in the alpine garden ‘La Rambertia’, where you can learn more about alpine plants and see the collection of 1000 of them. After, check out the Marmots Paradise.

rochers-de-naye mountains in switzerland mountain excursions in switzerland

 

Rochers-de-Naye Location

It is located right above Lake Geneva and Montreux, in the French part of Switzerland.

 

How to get to Rochers-de-Naye

Just go to the main train station in Montreux, and the cogwheel train departs right from there. It will take 55 minutes until you reach Rochers-de-Naye. It is a direct way. You can also hike up, which takes around 3 hours.

Rochers-de-Naye, Switzerland
Mountain Excursion from Montreux to Rochers-de-Naye, Switzerland

 

Activities to do in Rochers-de-Naye

Enjoy the atmosphere and spectacular views of Lake Geneva, Montreux, and the Swiss Alps stretching behind the lake. Can you spot Chateau Chillon from here?

  • La Rambertia – a collection of 1000 alpine plants; learn more about them and explore the flora of this region.
  • Marmots Paradise

 

Duration of the mountain excursion

The cogwheel train ride takes almost 1 hour, so we have to count with 2 hours ride up and back to Montreux. Additionally, I recommend you to spend 2 to 3 hours on the top of Rochers-de-Naye, depending on how much time you want to stare at the beauty of its surroundings.

So all in all, plan 4 to 5 hours for the entire excursion.

 

Best time to visit Rochers-de-Naye

The cogwheel train operates throughout the whole year, so you can visit the mountain anytime you want. In wintertime, the La Rambertia won’t be open, neither the Marmots Paradise. So if you want to enjoy those, including some hiking, you should go up in summer.

 

Price of the Rochers-de-Naye Excursion

  • Full price for return ticket: 70.00 CHF (adults)
  • Price with Swiss Travel Pass: 35.00 CHF

Note: Prices might vary based on the season, check their website for updates and more information.

 

Book Tickets for Rochers-de-Naye here

 

 

These are the top 8 mountains in Switzerland and excursions you shouldn’t miss during your visit to this spectacular country. The highlight of Switzerland is definitely nature, and these mountain excursions are unique. You won’t find it anywhere in Europe, so make sure to pick at least one of them and enjoy the experience.

My personal favourites, which I would absolutely recommend you do, are: Mount Titlis, Schilthorn, Jungfraujoch, Rochers-de-Naye, and Glacier 3000°.

Enjoy the most majestic mountains in Switzerland by booking one of these excursions. Let me know down in the comments which one you chose and how your experience was.

I have also included a couple of these mountain excursions in my 8-day Switzerland itinerary. So if you want to integrate the top mountain excursions into your itinerary, check it out and travel Switzerland without planning.