Valais offers almost endless possibilities for hiking in the mountains, with routes and trails to suit every ability. Considerable differences in altitude, narrow ridges, imposing gorges, historic cols: no matter which route you choose, the panoramic views are sure to take your breath away. What better way to escape than at the heart of this Alpine paradise? With a little luck, you might be accompanied along the way by the discreet presence of ibex or deer – or even a golden eagle. Succumb to all the charm of a mountain hike in the land of four-thousanders.
Monte Rosa Tour
Along mountainous trails – the most famous being the European path – the tour leads past stunning four-thousand-metre-high peaks around the Monte Rosa and Mischabel group, Switzerland’s highest chain of mountains. The Monte Rosa Tour is physically very demanding, but buses and cableways ease the way for those who enjoy a more comfortable pace. Thrilling point along the way is the Theodul Glacier crossing, with singular hiking path along the route.
Duration of hike: 9-11 days