On the Europe Route through Switzerland

In five days from Gspon via Saas Fee and Grächen to Zermatt.

The highest and most beautiful peaks of the Swiss Alps can be seen in the impressive mountain panorama on the Europe Route. The Mischabel group, the Weisshorn and of course the world famous Matterhorn compete for the favour of the observer. Only once does the path drop down to the floor of the valley, between Gspon and Zermatt. Otherwise the path snakes it’s way, sometimes in a daring manner along the steep sides of the Saaser and Matter valleys. Places such as Saas Fee, Grächen and Zermatt lie directly on the route. Five days of top class mountain walking.

Nature Sports – Nature Protection

Sports activities and nature conservancy are not always and everywhere reconcilable. Conflicts arise frequently: Climbing activities during the breeding times of the peregrine falcon and the eagle owl, or paragliding in areas where chamois make their home, are disturbing influences in pristine nature.

Sports activities and nature conservancy are not always and everywhere reconcilable. Conflicts arise frequently: Climbing activities during the breeding times of the peregrine falcon and the eagle owl, or paragliding in areas where chamois make their home, are disturbing influences in pristine nature.

Nature Sports – Nature Protection

Planning a Tour. Climbing the Mountains.

Before preparing a memorable tour it is important to plan ahead, take weather reports and the condition of the routes into consideration, collect all information on the chosen tour and, of course, to acquire a complete set of mountain gear.

Climbers are particularly prudent and thoughtful. Planning and preparing a climb are as important as the execution. Taking into account other climbers on the same mountain is as much a concern for them as the protection of untouched nature.

Planning a Tour. Climbing the Mountains.

Traversina-footbridge II

The second Traversina-footbridge is found around 70-meters further down the Rhine - and the first in a side valley of the Viamala Gorge.