On the Europe Route through Switzerland


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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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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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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