Hiking holidays Alpine Passes Trail Binntal, Simplonpass & Mattertal, 5 days

Hiking: Alpine passes trail

Valleys and passes of Valais 

The Alpine-passes trail connects the most beautiful valleys of Valais. This tour starts in Binntal – a dreamy valley and a nature reservoir. The enchanting landscape is followed by the first alpine experience.

The walk via Salfischpass takes you up to almost 3'000 metres and shows you amazing views on the snow-covered peaks of Valais. The end of the trip is rough and rocky. Snow covered peaks tower above the valleys of Mattertal and some of the wildest tales of mountaineers were written in these valleys.

Itinerary

Arrival to Brig and luggage drop-off. By train and bus to Binn. The attractive pass hike over the Saflischpass affords the first views of the Valais 4'000-metre-mountain world. The village of Rosswald offers views down into the Rhone Valley from its scenic terrace.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 17 km
1'350 m
900 m

By bus and cable car back to Rosswald. A varied stage, with panoramic scenery throughout: Alpine climb to Bortelhütte, blueberry picking above Rothwald in autumn. The trail leads along the pass road gallery from Schallbett to the Simplonpass.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 17 km
1'150 m
1'000 m

Panoramic tour to Bistinepass: glaciated mountains above the Simplon, the Bernese Alps to the north. From little Fulmoos lake along the water channel to Gebidumpass. View of Mischabel mountains with Switzerland’s highest peak, the 4'545 m Dom.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
840 m
880 m

A classic high-level hike with wonderful views in upper Valais. With little height difference along mountain slopes through forests and Alpine pastures. Sun-browned old storage huts, barns and stables. Views of the grandiose 4'000-metre mountain chain.

approx. 8 h
approx. 24 km
1'245 m
1'410 m

Demanding high-level trail between Saas-Fee and Grächen, extremely exposed in parts. Steel cables providing secure holds on precarious sections.

Dizzying views deep into the Saastal and enthralling views to the Fletschhorn, Lagginhorn and Weissmies. By cable car from the Hannigalp towards Grächen. After arrival in Grächen, luggage retrieval and departure.

approx. 7 h
approx. 20 km
1'250 m
1'450 m

Tour character

A smooth start in the beginning in the valley of Goms. As soon as you reach Simplonpass the trails get more rugged. Especially the walk from Saas-Fee to Grächen is difficult. You must not suffer from vertigo if you walk this part. Good physical condition is required to walk the long legs. A walk for experienced hikers.

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Brig/Binn
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
01.07.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Alpine Passes Trail Binntal, Simplonpass & Mattertal, 5 days, CH-WSWBG-05X
Base price
755.-
775.-
Surcharge Single Room 145.- 145.-

Category: standard hotels and mountain inns, no en-suite rooms are available on Simplonpass

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Alpine Passes Trail Binntal, Simplonpass & Mattertal, 5 days, CH-WSWBG-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
755.-
145.-
775.-
145.-

Category: standard hotels and mountain inns, no en-suite rooms are available on Simplonpass

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Brig/Binn
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Grächen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
135.-
85.-
120.-
95.-
135.-
85.-
120.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Brig/Binn
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Brig/Binn
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Grächen
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 120.- 120.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route description  
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Rides on the bus and cable cars are not included in the price (Brig – Binn, Hannigalp – Grächen, approx. CHF 20.- with half-fare card
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Brig. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Grächen. For direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.   
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers 

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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