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.
The Matterhorn Tour with its eight stages, six valleys and three cultures (Swiss-German upper Valais, French-speaking central Valais and the Aosta valley in Italy) is a high altitude hike. Leading along more than twenty five summits over 4,000 m high, it passes through many mountain pastures boasting an unspoilt flora and fauna and stops in at many traditional villages where the joy of walking is present at every stage. From one valley to the next, this richly varied hike introduces you to a different history, culture and local architecture. But it is a hike that requires experience and endurance because it includes 3,000 metre passes and two glaciers.
Duration of hike: 8-10 days