Hiking holidays Alpine passes trail Ulrichen - Zinal

Hiking: Alpine passes trail

From Goms to Val d'Anniviers

The Alpine passes trail connects the most beautiful valleys of Valais. This tour starts in Goms - a dreamy valley where the river Rhone and the typical dark houses make the first days a very idyllic experience.

The end of the trip is rough and rocky. Snow covered peaks tower above the valleys of Mattertal and Val d'Anniviers and some of the wildest tales of mountaineers were written in these valleys.

  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


On a sunny slope above the Rhone through Goms. With little height difference along the mountain flanks, through forests and Alpine pastures. Sun-browned old storage huts and barns. Views deep into the valley to villages striking for their compact design.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 16 km
640 m
695 m

Through tiny traditional villages in lush pastures to Ernen, where well-kept buildings and the «William Tell House» (oldest painting of Tell), are a surprise. Through the impressive Twingischlucht gorge into «mineral valley» to Binn.

approx. 4 h
approx. 14 km
470 m
300 m

The attractive pass hike over the Saflischpass affords the first views of the Valais 4000-metre-mountain world. The village of Rosswald offers views down into the Rhone Valley from its scenic terrace.

approx. 6 h
approx. 17 km
1'325 m
845 m

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 h
approx. 19 km
1'010 m
900 m

Panoramic tour to Bistinepass: glaciated mountains above the Simplon, the Bernese Alps to the north. From little Fulmoossee lake along the water channel to Gebidumpass. View of Mischabel mountains with Switzerland’s highest peak, the 4545m Dom.

approx. 5 h
approx. 16 km
770 m
560 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 4000-metre mountain chain. Take the public transport to reach Saas-Fee.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 21 km
755 m
1'400 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.

approx. 7 h
approx. 20 km
1'220 m
1'375 m

By bus to St. Niklaus and with the cable car up to the hamlet of Jungu, perched like an eagle’s nest above Switzerland’s deepest valley. Overwhelming views: Mischabel mountains with the Dom (4545 m) and Weisshorn. Medieval trade route to beautiful Turtmanntal.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 13 km
1'025 m
1'200 m

Impressive views to Bishorn and Weisshorn from Meidpass. Planetenweg (planet trail) at historic Hotel Weisshorn.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 10 km
1'180 m
635 m

Descend into the Val d'Anniviers along the trail of Pointes de Nava. Views as far as the Matterhorn on the way to Zinal. A long, varied stage.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 12 km
245 m
915 m

Tour characteristic

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.

The Alpine Passes Trail at SwitzerlandMobility


Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
every day
Alpine Passes Trail Ulrichen - Zinal, 12 days TO, CH-WSWUZ-12X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

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

Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)

Services & Information


  • 11 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Halfboard in Hotel Weisshorn
  • Luggage transfer (except Hotel-Weisshorn)
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • Rides with the public transport
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!


  • Parking in Ulrichen.
  • Return travel by bus and train from Zinal via Vissoie, Sierre and Visp to Ulrichen. Length approx. 3 hours

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.


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