Wilderness Travel: New Glacier Express Tour 2014

Ried: Zermatt

Ried: Zermatt

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt: Aroleid

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Ried: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Ried: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

This brand new tour features great hikes from Zermatt, Pontresina, and Guarda. 8 days from $4695.

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You'll discover the quintessential alpine towns of Zermatt, Pontresina, as well as Guarda, with its whitewashed houses adorned by colorful sgraffitti, who are among Switzerland’s most enchanting. We’ve crafted a superb hiking journey linking these captivating towns, with a choice of easy or moderate hikes each day. Taking advantage of efficient Swiss transportation, including the famed Glacier Express, we hike through a magical realm of mountains, glaciers, sun-splashed valleys, and charming villages—the perfect taste of Switzerland!

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Days 1-2
Zermatt

From car-free Zermatt, we hike to Zmutt, with its slate-roofed wooden houses and tiny chapel, or ride the Gornergrat Railway to its top station (10,135'), with breathtaking views of a glistening sea of ice and some 50 peaks including the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, third highest peak in Europe.

Days 3-5
Glacier Express / Pontresina

The renowned Glacier Express brings us to Pontresina in the Engadine, with its diverse alpine flora and shimmering lakes framed by ice-clad massifs. One of our hikes brings us along the lateral moraine of the Morteratsch Glacier for stupendous views of glacier fields and snowy summits.

Days 6-8
Guarda

Guarda, set on a sunny terrace above the valley of the Inn River, offers hikes past lovely hamlets, farmhouses, and meadows to the dreamy medieval castle of Tarasp, perched on a clifftop 500 feet above the valley. Depart on Day 8.

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