Breathtaking view at the Jungfrau
Beautiful Swiss mountainside
Beautiful Suonen path Bisse de Lens

Matterhorn & Aletsch

The highlight of Valais.

Some of the most well known peaks of Switzerland are waiting for you on your hiking tour through the Wallis. You start at the world famous Matterhorn and follow the Europaweg from Zermatt. Spectacular suspension bridges and views of snow white glaciers will leave you speachless. A short breather on the Suonen path in Grächen before continuing to the eternal ice of the Aletsch glacier.

Trekking

Trekking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

Car free and at the base of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is one of the most beautiful villages of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Wallis Alps.

Early in the morning, you take the cable railway up to Sunnegga. A alpine path with lots of views leads you out of the valley. You get to see the snowy peak of the Weisshorn and the Hohlicht glacier. Before you reach the Europa cottage, you cross the longest suspension bridge in the world!

approx. 6 hours
17 km
950 m
980 m

You wake up at the base of the Dom on 2’265 metres with a view of the Biis glacier. The tour continues on the Europa path on which you will have to conquer some peaks today. The Matterhorn keeps getting further away; in the afternoon you will reach the Wallis mauntain village of Grächen.

approx. 5,5 hours
16 km
670 m
1.300 m

The so called Suonen paths were established along old water pipes and lead to pastures and mountain cottages all around Grächen. Die sogenannten Suonenwege wurden entlang alter Wasserleitungen angelegt und führen zu den Weiden und Alphütten rund um Grächen. A gentle splashing and spectacular views of the Ried glacier will lead your way today.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
430 m
430 m

In the morning you have the transfer to Fiesch where you take the cable railway up to the Fiescheralp. Now the scenery changes and the alpine world of the UNESCO heritage region Aletsch-Jungfrau moves into view. From the Fiescheralp you hike up to the Märjelen lake. There, you can marvel at the world famous Aletsch glacier. In good weather condition you might be able to spot the Matterhorn every once in a while.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
670 m
900 m

Today you will get to see exciting heights and tranquil forests. You first go up to the Blausee (blue lake) and then steeply down to the protected Aletsch forest. Ancient stone pines and diverse flora and fauna are waiting for you at the foothills of the glaciers. Afterwards you cross another suspension bridge and reach the small settlement Belalp.

approx. 5,5 hours
15 km
1.020 m
920 m

Tour character

For the Europa path from Zermatt to Grächen, you need a safe step and can’t be afraid of heights. There are some exposed places, but they are well secured.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Aug 19, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Saturday
Season 2
Jun 30, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Saturday
Matterhorn & Aletsch 7 days, CH-WLWZB-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
698,00
200,00
798,00
200,00

Category: 1 x 4**** hotel, 4 x 3*** hotels, 1 x mountain cottage (communal rooms)

Season 1
Aug 19, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Season 2
Jun 30, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Zermatt
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Belalp
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
155,00
106,00
114,00
79,00
155,00
106,00
114,00
79,00

Services and infos

  • 6 overnights incl. breakfast
  • 1 x half board (Europe Cottage)
  • Luggage transfer (except Europe Cottage)
  • Cable car fare Zermatt – Sunnegga
  • Cable car fare Fiesch – Fiescheralp
  • Transfer Grächen - Fiesch
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS data availabe
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Arrival by train via Visp to Zermatt.
  • Park & Ride in Täsch. EUR 11,- a day, no reservation possible. From there, take the Glacier-Express to the car free Zermatt.
  • Departure by train from Brig to Täsch, duration approx. 2 hours.
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