27 Swiss Tour Monte Rosa
27 Swiss Tour Monte Rosa

Hiking

Swiss Tour Monte Rosa

Swiss Tour Monte Rosa

Saas Fee–Zermatt

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Swiss Tour Monte Rosa

Swiss Tour Monte Rosa

Powerful combination: the Balfrin high-level trail from Sass-Fee to Grächen and the Europaweg trail from Grächen to Zermatt form the «Swiss Tour Monte Rosa». Three-day panoramic hike with stunning views of the icy 4000-m mountains of Saastal and Mattertal.
«You stand at the end of the world and at the same time at its origin, at its beginning and at its centre. A phenomenal silver setting, of a complete semi-circle, to the south snow-capped summits arranged in inexplicable harmony, to the west a chain of Gothic cathedral towers. At first you can only look up at them in awe, it’s breathtaking». No one describes the Saas-Fee Alpine backdrop as impressively as German author Carl Zuckmayer, who spent his last years in the glacier village. Thirteen 4000-metre peaks standing as guards of honour; can there be a more striking start to the «Swiss Tour Monte Rosa»?

This is a sensational panoramic tour, starting on the first day with the Balfrin high-level trail. It links Saas-Fee with Grächen and is a real challenge even for fit mountain hikers. The spectacular Europaweg trail then leads over the steep flanks of the Mischabel from Grächen to Zermatt. Sections secured by ropes, galleries, tunnels and bridges provide the Europaweg with the necessary spice – and that with views of mighty 4000-m mountains including the «Mountain of Mountains», the Matterhorn.

The Swiss Tour Monte Rosa is identical to the «King’s Stage» of the classical Tour Monte Rosa (TMR), an eight-day trekking tour around the Monte Rosa massif.
Powerful combination: the Balfrin high-level trail from Sass-Fee to Grächen and the Europaweg trail from Grächen to Zermatt form the «Swiss Tour Monte Rosa». Three-day panoramic hike with stunning views of the icy 4000-m mountains of Saastal and Mattertal.
«You stand at the end of the world and at the same time at its origin, at its beginning and at its centre. A phenomenal silver setting, of a complete semi-circle, to the south snow-capped summits arranged in inexplicable harmony, to the west a chain of Gothic cathedral towers. At first you can only look up at them in awe, it’s breathtaking». No one describes the Saas-Fee Alpine backdrop as impressively as German author Carl Zuckmayer, who spent his last years in the glacier village. Thirteen 4000-metre peaks standing as guards of honour; can there be a more striking start to the «Swiss Tour Monte Rosa»?

This is a sensational panoramic tour, starting on the first day with the Balfrin high-level trail. It links Saas-Fee with Grächen and is a real challenge even for fit mountain hikers. The spectacular Europaweg trail then leads over the steep flanks of the Mischabel from Grächen to Zermatt. Sections secured by ropes, galleries, tunnels and bridges provide the Europaweg with the necessary spice – and that with views of mighty 4000-m mountains including the «Mountain of Mountains», the Matterhorn.

The Swiss Tour Monte Rosa is identical to the «King’s Stage» of the classical Tour Monte Rosa (TMR), an eight-day trekking tour around the Monte Rosa massif.
56 km | 3 Stages
3900 m | 4100 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Saas-Fee, Busterminal
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Arrival / return travel Zermatt
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Accommodation

wellnessHostel4000
wellnessHostel4000
Saas-Fee
Hotel Stutz
Hotel Stutz
Grächen
Domhütte SAC
Domhütte SAC
Randa
Täschhütte SAC
Täschhütte SAC
Täsch
Hotel Bella Vista
Hotel Bella Vista
Zermatt
Jugendherberge Zermatt
Jugendherberge Zermatt
Zermatt
Parkhotel Beau-Site
Parkhotel Beau-Site
Zermatt
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Haute Route of Europe
Haute Route of Europe
27 Swiss Tour Monte Rosa
27 Swiss Tour Monte Rosa
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Places

Saas-Fee/Saastal
Saas-Fee/Saastal
Grächen
Grächen
Zermatt
Zermatt
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Places of interest

Adventure forest Saas-Fee
Adventure forest Saas-Fee
Toboggan/bobsleigh run Feeblitz
Toboggan/bobsleigh run Feeblitz
The Alpine Gorge
The Alpine Gorge
Wichulti–Saas Fee
Wichulti–Saas Fee
The Ravensburger Games Trail
The Ravensburger Games Trail
Sunnegga-Trail
Sunnegga-Trail
Forest Fun Park Zermatt
Forest Fun Park Zermatt
Pumptrack Zermatt
Pumptrack Zermatt
The Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis
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