Individual arrival to Ulrichen
Ulrichen – Blitzingen
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.
Blitzingen – Binn
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.
Binn – Rosswald
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.
Rosswald – Simplonpass
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.
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.
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.
Saas-Fee – Grächen
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.
Grächen – Gruben
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.
Gruben – Hotel Weisshorn
Impressive views to Bishorn and Weisshorn from Meidpass. Planetenweg (planet trail) at historic Hotel Weisshorn.
Hotel Weisshorn – Zinal
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.
Departure or extra nights
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
Category: standard hotels and mountain inns, no en-suite rooms are available on Simplonpass and in Hotel Weisshorn
- 11 overnight stays with breakfast
- Halfboard in Hotel Weisshorn
- Luggage transfer (except Hotel-Weisshorn)
- Cable car St. Niklaus - Jungen
- Thorough route guidance
- Detailed travel documents
- GPS data available
- Rides with the public transport
Arrival / parking / departure
Parking in Ulrichen.
Return travel by bus and train from Zinal via Vissoie, Sierre and Visp to Ulrichen. Length approx. 3 hours