On the Europe Route through Switzerland

Zermatt

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

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.

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Description

Begin of tour: Gspon
End of tour: Zermatt
Access starting point: Cable car from Stalden
Access point of arrival: Train from Zermatt
Technical requirements: difficult
Physical fitness: challenging
Total altitude meters: ca. 3700 m
Hiking time: 5 Days
Season: July to October
Gastronomy: In the cabins along the route
Overnight: Gspon, Weissmieshütte, Saas Fee, Grächen, Europahütte, Zermatt
Various: Some sections are classed as T4 grade of difficulty.

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1st Day (5 to 6 h.)
Gspon – Oberfinilu – Obere Schwarze Wald – Siwibode – Alp Grüebe – Chrizbode – Weissmieshütte

2nd Day (4 to 5 h.)
Weissmieshütte – Chrizbode – Blumenlehrpfad – Almagelleralp – Chüelbrunnji – Saas Almagell – Bodmen – Saas Fee

3rd Day (7 to 8 h.)
Saas Fee – Zuckmayerweg – Bärenfalle – Senggboden – Balmiboden – Stafelälpji – Lammugrabe – Bockwang – Schweibbach – Färich – Rote Biel – Stock – Brandgäscha – Hannigalp - Grächen

4th Day (6 h.)
Grächen – Kapelle Schalbettu – Riedbach – Pkt. 1997 – Grathorn – Grosse Grabe – Galenberg – Miesboden - Europahütte

5th Day (6 h.)
Europahütte – Hüttenweg – Grüengarten – Abzweigung Kinhütte – Kintole – Eggenstadel – Ottavan/Täschalpen – Tufteralp - Tufteren – Bennen – Oberhüseren – Zermatt

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Directly at the cabins and at the tourist offices in Saas Fee, Grächen and Zermatt

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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