Join IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide Herbert for a unique adventure paragliding through the Zermatt valley, Switzerland from Riffelberg.
Enjoy the Swiss Alps from a unique vantage point.
Take advantage and explore the Gornergrat Train.
Dive into the paragliding world.
Join me for an adrenaline-filled adventure to the beautiful valley of Zermatt. Paraglide through the Swiss Alps from Riffelberg, located at 2,582 meters.
Riffelberg is filled with breathtaking views and local history. It is the place where Zermatt opened its first mountain hotel and it also has Zermatt’s finest vantage point.
The take-off point of this adventure is located a few walking minutes away from the Riffelberg station in the Gornergrat Train. You can either take the train to that station and walk or take advantage of the ride and continue by train the whole line. That way, you’ll enjoy unforgettable views of the glaciers and the highest peaks of the Alps. You can then hike back for an hour to our meeting point or take back the train to Riffelberg station.
Our flight time is of approximately 20 minutes over Riffelalp and across the valley of Zermatt, our landing spot. We’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Matterhorn and many other 4,000-meter peaks.
This trip is definitely not recommended for those afraid of heights!
What are you waiting for? Book your trip now and get ready to enjoy the Zermatt valley as never before.
I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.
In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.
The guide was very knowledgeable.
We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn\'t do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was \"lean forward on your skiis\", and didn\'t try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it\'s no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He\'s a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.
Group of 1
|CHF 196 each|
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Price does not include cablecar or train tickets.