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Switzerland is the top and the best destination to spend some quality time with yourself and your family whenever you want to take a break from the entire work burden and relax yourself. It is the best vacation spot for both summers and winters. It is also known as the Heart of Europe and the Lands of Contrasts. It contains both the flavors of the modern and medieval culture, music, arts and lifestyle. None the less it’s a heaven on earth.
And if you are a big fan of skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, hiking or mountain biking, then Zermatt is the place to be.
A Little About Zermatt:
Zermatt; a heaven inside the heaven, is the beautiful wonder of the nature which caters everyone. But it is more famous for its best and the greatest ski resort. With a wide arrangement of challenges and obstacles covered in great snow, it’s the favorite ski spot of everyone all over the world. In addition to that, Zermatt also has some of the best spots for ice skating.
The Village of Zermatt is located at the foot of the famed Matterhorn which is surrounded by fabulous range of mountains. It is a very small yet very dense village where about 5,800 people are living which has only 5 to 6 streets but the number reaches to 20,000 during the high season and forgetting not mention you are not going to find cars in over here. The only transportation modes which are allowed are horse-drawn sleighs, carriages and electric-cars.
The best way to reach Zermatt is by train as cars are not allowed there. You can only travel by cars till Täsch while the remaining distance of 7km must be traveled via taxi or train.
Things to do and Places to see:
Zermatt is natural spot for adventurous sporting activities. Its specialty is skiing.
• Skiing and snowboarding:
With the freshest and air in the world, Zermatt is the best ski resort with a wide variety of snow covered obstacles. There are not many courses for beginners but there are many for those who enjoy the advanced level skiing.
• Mountain biking:
Mountain biking is not very popular in Zermatt but it sure is a great place to wheel around. The Rothorn area is fit for all sorts of cyclists from beginner to advance levels. One can also enjoy going through the tunnel to the bottom of the funicular. You can also enjoy cycling on the occasion rocky and steep path behind the mountain as well.
• Other Sporting Activities:
Besides being the best ski spot of the Swiss Alps, it also caters the ice skaters with some of its magnificent ice skating rinks.
One can also enjoy climbing and paragliding at Zermatt.
As Zermatt is surrounded by the beautiful mountain ranges which also includes Switzerland’s highest mountain Monte Rosa (4634meters above sea level) but it is famous for the Matterhorn which is located on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Matterhorn is 4,478 meters high and is one of the highest mountains of Switzerland. Its ancient trails which link Italian and Swiss valleys are ideal for trekking.
So what are you waiting for? Start packing, grab your pair of skies and skates and enjoy the heaven on earth known as Zermatt.