Unfortunately, we have to inform you that our traditional and popular hike and bike tour to the Black Nosed Sheep cannot be held during the summer of 2020.
Due to numerous wolf sightings during the winter season 2019-2020, the shepherds of Zermatt were forced to abandon the traditional free alpine summering in small groups. Instead, in summer 2020, the animals will be summered together in large groups for the first time using herd protection measures. This will change the entire summering process. The effects on nature and the animals are not yet fully known and must now be determined for the first time. This summer, we will refrain from visiting the animals in order to gain the necessary experience and, starting next summer, we will again offer a concept that is appropriate for the animals' nature and adapted to the needs of the visitor groups.
We ask for your understanding and look forward to bringing the wonderful black noses closer to you in the winter in the sheepfold or, from next summer, again on the alp.
You family Julen