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Hiking holidays Haute Route

Hiking: Haute Route

From Zermatt to the Val d'Hérens

Alpinists all over the world associate the name Haute Route with one of the greatest adventures you can tackle in the mountains. Starting from Zermatt, this hike takes you along the Europaweg trail and the Alpine Passes trail on the tracks of this legendary route. You do not need an ice axe and crampons. You will hike on easily accessible paths throughout. However, the hike is a challenge even for experienced mountain walkers. Long stages, high passes and demanding ascents and descents ensure that you will also experience your own personal adventure along the Haute Route.  

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Itinerary

At the foot of the Matterhorn, a lively little town with countless restaurants awaits you. Enjoy the view of the most beautiful peak of the Alps. 

Optionally, you can shorten your day by taking the funicular up to Sunnegga. The first stage offers a fascinating panorama, but it is not to be underestimated. A challenging high-altitude trail leads you high above the Mattertal to the longest suspension bridge in Europe. The Charles Kuonen suspension bridge offers imposing views of the massive peak of the Weisshorn. Immediately afterwards you will reach the Europahütte.

approx. 7 h
approx. 19 km
1'580 m
920 m

Today's stage of the Europe Trail has been somewhat defused in recent years. Therefore, you are no longer hiking quite so high up. Nevertheless, there are still many kilometers to be covered today. At the end of the day, a charming mountain village awaits you in Grächen.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'015 m
1'670 m

By bus to St. Niklaus and from here by cable car up to Jungen. The hamlet of Jungu towers like an eagle's nest above the deepest valley in Switzerland. Here you have a tremendous view of the Mischabel mountains and the mountain Dom. An old trade route leads you into the beautiful Turtmann Valley.  

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 13.5 km
1'025 m
1'200 m

After yesterday's strenuous descent, today's hike is immediately steep again. The Meidpass is almost at 2,800 meters. Here you have an impressive view to the Bishorn and the Weisshorn. Overnight today is in the historic Hotel Weisshorn high above the Val d'Anniviers. 

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 11 km
1'160 m
645 m

Descent into the Val d'Anniviers along the Pointes de Nava. On the descent, you will once again have wonderful views of the Matterhorn. Arrived in Grimentz, take the cable car up to Bendolla and continue hiking to the Cabanne des Becs de Bosson. By now you have crossed the language border. In the Lower Valais, French is spoken by the majority. 

approx. 7 h
approx. 19 km
1'400 m
1'300 m

A long descent into Val d'Herens concludes the hike. Passing the alps L'A Vieille and Volovron. The tour is idyllic. Over pastures and through forests you finally reach the small village of Evolène. After arrival in Evolène, bus ride to Sion and individual departure. 

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 11 km
100 m
1'700 m

Tour character

For the Europaweg trail you need to be sure-footed and free from vertigo. But on the following days you will also hike over high passes. For this excellent condition and experience in hiking in alpine terrain is needed.  

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Zermatt
  Season 1
31.08.2024 - 15.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
29.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Arrival daily
Haute Route, 7 days, CH-WSWZS-07X
Base price
1'249.-
1'335.-
Surcharge single room 219.- 219.-

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

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Arrival daily
Haute Route, 7 days, CH-WSWZS-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1'249.-
219.-
1'335.-
219.-

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

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Zermatt
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
Evolène/Sion
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
165.-
75.-
95.-
75.-
165.-
75.-
95.-
75.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Zermatt
  Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Arrival daily
Zermatt
Double room p.p. 165.- 165.-
Surcharge single room 75.- 75.-
Evolène/Sion
Double room p.p. 95.- 95.-
Surcharge single room 75.- 75.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category incl. Breakfast 
  • Half board (Europahütte, Hotel Weisshorn & Cabanne des Becs de Bosson)
  • Daily luggage transfers (except Europahütte, Hotel Weisshorn and Cabanne des Becs de Bosson) 
  • Cost of luggage transfer at the train station 
  • Subsidy for arrival by train 
  • Cable car rides St. Niklaus - Jungu & Grimentz - Bendolla 
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room) 
  • Navigation app and GPS data available 
  • Switzerland Mobility-Plus subscription for one year 
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price 
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection
  • Jouney with the Postbus not included in the tour price (Grächen - St.Niklaus, Evolène - Sion). Approx. CHF 6.- with half-fare card
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Zermatt.  
  • Departure by public transport from Sion. In case of direct departure: Return of luggage in Sion until 5:00 p.m. at the latest.   
  • Note: Zermatt is car free. If you arrive by car you can leave it at Matterhorn Terminal Täsch (www.zermatt.ch/en/arrival/mtt) 
Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app.
On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.

 

Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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