Beautiful Swiss mountainside
Breathtaking view at the Jungfrau
Hike to the Aletsch glacier

Hiking holidays Matterhorn & Aletsch

Hiking: 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.

Hard
  • 6 Days / 5 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! (494 m).

approx. 6 h
approx. 17 km
950 m
975 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 h
approx. 16 km
670 m
1'300 m

The so called Suonenwege (Suonen paths) were established along old water pipes and lead to pastures and mountain cottages all around Grächen. A gentle splashing and spectacular views of the Ried glacier will lead your way today.

approx. 4 h
approx. 14 km
425 m
425 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 h
approx. 15 km
665 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 h
approx. 15 km
1'025 m
915 m

Characteristic

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. The suspension bridges will test your courage.

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 30, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Sunday
Season 2
Jul 7, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Sunday
Matterhorn & Aletsch, 6 days, CH-WSWZB-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
755,00
185,00
799,00
185,00

Category: 1 x 4*-Hotel, 1 x Mountain cottage (communal rooms), 4 x 3*-Hotel

Season 1
Jun 30, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Season 2
Jul 7, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Zermatt
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Belalp
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
125,00
180,00
95,00
135,00
125,00
180,00
95,00
135,00
Price
Travel documents digital only
-20,00

Services & Information

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast
  • 1 x Half pension (Europahütte)
  • Luggage transfer (except Europahütte)
  • Cable railway Zermatt – Sunnegga
  • Cable railway Fiesch – Fiescheralp
  • Transfer Grächen – Fiesch
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / parking / departure

  • Arrival by train via Visp to Zermatt.
  • Park & Ride parking space in Täsch. CHF 12.- per day. Information under www.3535.ch. From there, take the Glacier-Express to the car free Zermatt.
  • Travel back in two hours via Blatten and Brig to Täsch.

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