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Mountainhut Cabane de Prafleuri

Haute Route

From Zermatt to Val d'Hérens

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Trekking
Mountainhut Cabane de Prafleuri

Embark on the breathtaking mountain section of the Haute Route, where the trails ascend to lofty heights. While the well-maintained paths guide you over mountain passes and through verdant valleys, be prepared for the altitude challenges that lie ahead. Along the way, revel in the awe-inspiring vistas of iconic peaks such as the Matterhorn, the Weisshorn, and the Turtmann Valley. Following strenuous stages, replenish your energy reserves in cozy mountain huts and charming hotels. Indulge in the warm embrace of Swiss hospitality and savor the culinary delights awaiting you - a well-deserved reward after conquering the demanding ascents and descents.

Set forth on your hiking expedition from the charming town of Zermatt, where the awe-inspiring silhouette of the iconic Matterhorn looms over the landscape, captivating the hearts and minds of seasoned hikers and casual adventurers alike. En route to the Europahütte, prepare to ascend not only in altitude but also to traverse the iconic Charles Kuonen suspension bridge. Throughout the journey, magnificent vistas of the Swiss Alps accompany you, casting a spell of awe and enchantment. From Grächen to Gruben, the stages are adorned with panoramic mountain views, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.

On the fifth day of your hike, traverse the Meid Pass and find respite from the day's exertions at the charming Hotel Weisshorn. Switzerland's hiking trails not only unveil impressive mountain panoramas but also lead you through picturesque valleys like the Val d'Anniviers, adding to the enchantment of your journey. The final leg guides you through the Val d'Hérens to Evolène, where a short bus ride transports you to Sion, the culmination of your hiking adventure. Treat yourself to Swiss chocolate or cheese - after your rewarding trek, you've certainly earned both!

The hiking stages along the Haute Route fall into the trekking category. A solid background in mountain hiking and a high level of fitness are essential, along with a head for heights, to fully enjoy this adventure. In exchange, you'll be treated to unparalleled views that are unmatched in many parts of the world.

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  • The Charles Kuonen suspension bridge: Stretching approximately 85 meters above ground level, Europe's longest suspension bridge extends a remarkable 494 meters across the rugged terrain of the Grabengufer rockfall area. While traversing this engineering marvel may not be suitable for the faint-hearted, the experience is undoubtedly nothing short of spectacular, offering unparalleled views and a thrilling sense of adventure!
  • The most beautiful peaks in the Swiss Alps: Explore the high mountains of the Valais Alps along the renowned Haute Route. With peaks like the Dom, Weisshorn, and the iconic Matterhorn, the scenery is both stunning and majestic.
  • Impressive Alpine valleys: The valleys you traverse along the route rival the peaks in scenic beauty. From the Turtmann Valley to the Val d'Anniviers and the Val d'Hérens, each offers breathtaking views and diverse natural landscapes.

Itinerary at a glance

This hike offers fantastic views of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe. You will hike on idyllic trails and discover many unique moments that will remain in your memory forever.
Day
01
Arrival in St. Zermatt

Today a beautiful panoramic view awaits you. The challenging high-altitude trail leads above the Mattertal to the longest suspension bridge in Europe. The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge offers impressive views of the massive summit of the Weisshorn. Afterwards, you reach your accommodation for the night in Europahütte.

After a restful night in the hut, hike along beautiful paths to Grächen, a charming mountain village. Located at around 1.600 meters, it enchants with a breakthtaking landscape, views of the most famous mountain ranges and Swiss hospitality.

A bus will take you to St. Nicholas. From there you take the cable car to Junge. The hamlet towers like an eagle's nest above the deepest valley in Switzerland. Here, a magnificent view of the Mischabel mountains and the cathedral opens up to you. After a short rest, you continue on an old trade route into the beautiful Turtmann Valley.

The Meidpass situated at 2,800 metres lies ahead of you on this hiking day. You tackle this ascent and are rewarded with an enchanting view of the Bishorn and Weisshorn. Your accommodation, the historic Hotel Weisshorn, high above the Val d'Anniviers, promises enchanting nights.

You hike along the Pointes de Nava, from where you descent to the Val d'Anniviers. Numerous, fantastic views of the Matterhorn open up along the way. Once in Grimentz, take the cable car to Bendolla. From there, you will head to Cabanne des Becs de Bosson.

Your hike ends today with a long descent into the Val d'Hérens. You walk past the Alps L'A Vieille and Vlovron, which make this tour so picturesque. Across pastures and through forests you reach the small village of Evolène. A bus takes you to Sion.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Trekking

For the Europaweg you need surefootedness and be free from fear of heights. You will also hike over high passes on the following days. This requires excellent physical conditions and experience in hiking in alpine terrain.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3***-hotels and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Inlcuded

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 3 dinners (Europhahütte, Hotel Weisshorn & Cabanne des Becs de Bosson)
  • Luggage transfer (except Europahütte, Hotel Weisshorn und Cabanne des Becs de Bosson)

  • 1 Cable car St. Niklaus - Jungu
  • 1 Cable car Grimentz - Bendolla
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train or bus journey to Zermatt. From Geneva and Zurich approx. 3,5 hours (change once).
  • Airport Geneva or Zurich.
  • Parking: public car park at the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch, approx. EUR 17 per day, no advance reservation required.
  • Return journey by train from Sion. To Geneva by train in approx. 2 hours, to Zurich by train in approx. 2,5 hours (change once).

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus trips Grächen - St. Niklaus, Evolène - Sion, approx. EUR 20 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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