Here we are in Switzerland to discover the Valais province famous for its many peaks over 4000m, including the very famous Matterhorn.
Starting at the heart of the Valais vineyards, exploring their amazing irrigation channels running between hills and valleys. The two first days are spent in a charming hotel to relax facing a magnificent Alpine panorama.
Next is the Val d'Anniviers, a traditional high valley at the foot of the "crown of 4000s". Quiet, clean air, breathtaking scenery... a pearl of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt, the Swiss alpine capital, greets us in its green pasture of High Mountains. The Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Castor and Pollux are the stars of our alpine getaway.
An eclectic mix enjoying the richness of the Swiss Alps...
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WELCOMING - BISSE D'AYENT
Meet Sunday at 1:00pm at Sion train station
Welcome meeting by your guide. Departure around 1:30pm to Arbaz hamlet. Cross the hamlet, the path climbs gently through the forest and small hamlets. Depending on the weather conditions, walk along the Bisse de Clavau through vineyards and dry stone walls. Arrival around 5pm at the hotel to enjoy the jacuzzi. Installation at the hotel facing the mountains of the Valais for two nights.
3 hour walk / Elevation: +320m
BARRAGE DE TZEUZIER - BISSE DE SION DE D'AYENT
Departure from the hotel to the Tzeuzier dam. Option to walk around the lake depending on the fitness level of the group. Descend via the amazing Bisse of Sion and Ayen (historic irrigation channel), where we can see the impressive path taken by these channels. Return to the hotel for a sauna or a tour of the village wine cellars.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +400m -400m
1.5 hour walk/ Elevation: +/-150m for the lake tour
LAC DE MOIRY - COL DE TSATE
Minibus transfer to the Anniviers valley (45 mins). The walk starts from the beautiful deep greeny blue Lake Moiry. Cross between two glacier lakes and climb on the opposite wild shore. Option to climb to the Tsate pass 300m higher. The day continue in the pastures under multiple summits at more than 3500m high. Descend to Grimentz along the Gougra river. Descent possible by bus from the dam to Grimentz. Installation at the hotel for two nights in Grimentz.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +300m -950m
2 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 320m
BENDOLLA - LAKE LONA
Take the Bendolla cable car. Traverse under the Lona summit to the wild high plateau of Lona and its mountain lakes. Optional climb to Sex de Marinda (2906m). Descend to Lake Moiry whose beautiful colour comes from the serpentine rocks which surround it. Bus transfer back to the hotel.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +700m -550m (+/-100m via Sex de Marinda)
ZERMATT - STELLISEE LAKE
Transfer to Taschalp (1.45 hour transfer). Balcony trail overlooking the valley of Zermatt in view the Matterhorn and its giant glaciers. Descend through the pasture hamlets to Zermatt. Night in a hotel in the centre of Zermatt.
4 hour walk / Elevation: +250m -900m
SCHWARZSEE - ZMUTT
Take the Schwarzsee cablecar to 2583m. The path runs along the imposing northern face of the Matterhorn and joins the alpine villages... Walk through the traditional wooden village of Zmutt and its beautiful dark wood barns scorched by the sun.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: -850m (Schwarzsee)
End point around 3:00pm at Zermatt train station.
A taxi transfer may be orgnaised by your mountain leader for those requiring transport from Zermatt to Sion (optional).
Elevation: +400 to 800m approximately per day.
Walking time: 3 to 5 hours per day.
Type of trek: mountain routes without technical difficulty, accessible to most healthy, active people. The walks along the irrigation channels are selected according to the group. Also, with good weather conditions some more challenging variants could be proposed.
Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.
Each day, transfers to the departure point will be made with public transport or ski lifts.
Baggage transport between accommodation is provided by private taxi.
5 nights in 3 star hotels in twin/double rooms (or 3 beds rooms for individual) with sauna available on reservation except Day 5
The configuration of the itinerary may change due to hotel availability.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of healthy salads and local products.
We do our best to accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegetarian etc.). However, we encourage you to bring some additional products for your own picnics.
MATTERHORN MISCHABEL 5006 1/50000
Meet Sunday at 1:00pm at Sion train station
Inbound: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 8:02am arrive in Sion at 12:53pm.
Return: depart Zermatt at 3:39pm arrive in (Paris) Gare de Lyon at 10:49pm.
Times given are indicative and should be verified in a train station or on www.oui.sncf
Take the A40 motorway towards Geneva, then direction Martigny/Sion (35€ for an obligatory road tax sticker for the Swiss motorway). Exit Sion Est
Meet at the CFF train station in the centre of Sion.
Parking possible in Sion. No free parking in Sion. Some free parking are possible along the railway, Rue Oscar-Bider / Sion / Valais or outside the town, to be organised with your mountain leader when you arrive.
Covered parking: Rue du Scex 12, Sion: 35€ per day.
End point Saturday at 3:00pm at the train station in Zermatt. Regular train departures to Sion or a group taxi may be organised by prior arrangement during the week with your mountain leader.
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.