Geological sites

The Valais is home to some of the most impressive gorges, caves and grottos in the Alps. Whether by suspended bridge, gallery or boat, exploring the dark grottos and deep gorges of the Valais is an absolutely thrilling experience. This unique and magical world was shaped over millions of years by the immense forces of nature. And not only are the gorges and grottos spectacular in themselves – the story of their discovery has fascinated visitors for decades.

Gorner Gorge
Zermatt Zermatt Matterhorn Switzerland
The Gorner Gorge is the unique wonder of nature in the immediate vicinity of the Blatten hamlet. It was eroded by the Gornervispe River after the last Ice Age, and was first opened up in 1886-87. There are now two ways of crossing the gorge: the upper part of the Gornerschlucht can be crossed in a three- to four-hour breathtaking adventure with a guide, or the lower part of the Gornerschlucht can be crossed without special equipment. The rock here, serpentinite, is around 220 million years old. A natural spectacle, only 15 minutes from Zermatt. Gorner Gorge
Zermatt
Zermatt

Gorner Gorge

The Gorner Gorge is the unique wonder of nature in the immediate vicinity of the Blatten hamlet. It was eroded by the Gornervispe River after the last Ice Age, and was first opened up in 1886-87. There are now two ways of crossing the gorge: the upper part of the Gornerschlucht can be crossed in a three- to four-hour breathtaking adventure with a guide, or the lower part of the Gornerschlucht can be crossed without special equipment. The rock here, serpentinite, is around 220 million years old. A natural spectacle, only 15 minutes from Zermatt.

Saison:
June - October