A tour de force for expert and fit hikers with extensive experience of the high mountains. 60 hours of hiking, 13,000 vertical metres and 148 effective kilometres: a supreme adventure! The route leads high and low, via countless famous locations: Zinal in the Val d’Anniviers, Lac de Moiry, Arolla, Haut Glacier d’Arolla, Col Collon. And then into Italy: Lago Place Moulin, Tola, Torrente Marmore and Breuil/Cervinia, Zermatt’s neighbouring resort, familiar to skiers. The trail finally leads back into Switzerland via the Theodul Pass and the Theodul Glacier.
- The Matterhorn from all sides
- Circuit of the Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and Matterhorn
- Wide variety of villages with different mountain cultures
- Tour through Switzerland and Italy
- Numerous operators in Switzerland and Italy feature this tour as a guided trek in their programmes
Reservations recommended at mountain huts and accommodation in mountain villages .
The mountain landscape along the Tour Matterhorn is known for its breathtaking panoramas, attractive mountain villages and wealth of fauna and flora.
- Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
- Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
- Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
- Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
- Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
- Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
Important! This is a demanding alpine trek; stages may include glacier traverses. We therefore recommend the services of a mountain guide with local knowledge.
Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk.
*The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.
Tips, hints and linkswww.tourducervin.ch/
Getting thereThe drive from Visp to Randa takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
ParkingThere is a public multi-storey car park by the railway station in Randa; simply follow the signs.
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- Good, sturdy footwear
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
- Food and water
Additional equipment for glacier crossings: crampons, climbing harness, 1 rope per group of 4, suitable clothing