Anyone visiting Zermatt for the first time will marvel at the Gourmetweg (Gourmet Path), which leads past numerous mountain restaurants with a global reputation.
All along this trail, hikers repeatedly face a quandary: stop for a bite or keep walking? To maximise freedom of choice, it’s best to allow a lot of time for this walk – ideally the whole day. The mountain restaurants en route serve top-class cuisine and delicious local specialities, and all boast inviting sun terraces ideal for soaking up the spectacular panoramic views at leisure.
Although there are many restaurants along the trail, walkers should bring drinking water. A glass or two of wine at the restaurant will bring on a thirst on the way home.