Nestled high in the Alps in the canton of Valais, Zermatt is famous as the mountaineering and ski resort closest to the Matterhorn, Switzerland's highest mountain. Even if you aren't a seasoned climber you'll still be drawn towards these impressive heights for the spectacular hiking, mountain biking and camping as well as the opportunity to take in the magnificent views.
While the town itself is a car-free zone, if you want a hire car in Zermatt to explore the region and visit some of the other ski resorts, you can get one at the neighbouring town of Taesche which is just 7km away.
Visit the Matterhorn Museum to find out about the triumphs and tragedies experienced by the many climbers who have attempted to climb the formidable mountain. You can also see the fascinating history of the town itself and its development from a quiet agricultural community into the tourist hotspot it is today.
For a full hiking experience, hire a car in Zermatt and drive across the French border to Chamonix to take the Haute Route six-day tour back to your lodgings. Or if you're feeling daring explore the impressive rock formations of the Gorner Gorge between Furi and Zermatt.
Opening hours:Mo-Sa 0900-1200 1400-1700, Su closed
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With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.