Swiss Tour Monte Rosa
After a challenging start, the panoramic Europaweg trail follows. The Weisshorn and the Matterhorn a...
Paths for all the senses
The wind whistles around your ears, occasionally a stone crunches under your shoe. But otherwise you hear... nothing! The pioneers who built the Balfrin Höhenweg over several summers in the 1950s didn't call the connection between Saas-Fee and Grächen the "path to silence" for nothing. Even today, there are no pubs or mountain hotels on this hike to disturb the peace. After this challenging start, the equally panoramic Europaweg trail follows. The Weisshorn now majestically accompanies you on the coming hiking days. The Matterhorn comes into view in front of you, and high up in the sky an eagle circles. The mountain world through which the Swiss Tour Monte Rosa leads is a feast for all the senses.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Saas-Fee
Nestled by snow-white peaks, the glacier village of Saas-Fee lies at the heart of the Saas Valley. Let the power of the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks take effect on you and recharge your batteries for the days ahead.
Day 2: Saas-Fee - Grächen
Challenging high-altitude trail between Saas-Fee and Grächen, partly very exposed through the steep walls of the Balfring Group. The views down into the Saas Valley are dizzying, the views of the Fletschhorn, Lagginhorn and Weissmies are thrilling.
Details: approx. 20 km, 1'250 m ascent, 1'450 m descent, duration: approx. 7 h.
Day 3: Grächen - Europa mountain hut (Europahütte)
First section of the Europaweg. At the beginning steep ascent to the ridge, then panoramic through the steep flanks of the Mischabel group on a spectacular high trail to the Europahütte. Sensational panorama with the dominating Weisshorn.
Details: approx. 16 km, 1'400 m ascent, 760 m descent, duration: approx. 6.5 h.
Tag 4: Europa mountain hut - Zermatt
Second section of the Europaweg. Challenging path, in places carved into the rock, through tunnels, galleries and over bridges. Grandiose panoramic tour in view of the 4000m peaks of the Valais, grand finale at the Leisee above Zermatt.
Details: approx. 20 km, 950 m ascent, 1'600 m descent, duration: approx. 6.5 h.
Day 5: Departure or extension
The first stage to Grächen is a real challenge. Exposed sections are secured with ropes, a head for heights and surefootedness are absolutely essential right from the start. The following stages along the Europe Trail have been made somewhat easier in recent years. However, good physical condition is also required for the hiking days to Zermatt.
4 overnight stays with breakfast
Halfboard at the Europa mountain hut
Daily luggage transfers (except Europa mountain hut)
Allowance for arrival by train
Carefully elaborated route
Detailed travel documents (1x per room) incl. SchweizMobil Plus subscription
GPS data available
Possibility of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Saas-Fee: CHF 79.- (per person in a double room).
Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-
Zermatt: CHF 139.- (per person in a double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 45.-
Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%
0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%