Scenic routes have one thing in common: they take us from one part of the country to another in a few hours. And not by the fastest route, even if they do call themselves an express. Yet always along the most beautiful route. The same applies to the Pre-Alpine Express.
The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGBahn) is the Alpine adventure railway par excellence. The line is 144 km long and leads from Zermatt to Disentis and from Andermatt to Göschenen, covering a difference in altitude of 3300 m, passing through 33 tunnels and galleries and crossing 126 bridges and viaducts en route. The lowest point of the journey is Visp, at 625 m above sea level, and the highest the Oberalppass at 2033 m above sea level.