Tour of the Matterhorn North

Walk the North section of the Tour of the Matterhorn through Switzerland on this self-guided inn to inn trek. This demanding long–distance hike circumnavigates the famous peak, offering superb mountain views, as well as an insight into the two distinct regions that surround it; the German speaking Mattertal and French speaking Val d’Anniviers.

This is a tough and adventurous trek, but for fans of the Alps, it could not be more rewarding. Hike through alpine meadows, on rocky paths and over suspension bridges. You will be rewarded with brilliant views at every corner. 

Relax at the end of the day in atmospheric mountain hotels and huts, and experience the camaraderie that an Alpine trek has to offer. Chat to walkers from all over the world over a beer, swapping stories and advice from the
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Viewing format
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 18.2 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 848 m
Descent 866 m

Leave bustling Zermatt behind to catch the funicular to Sunnegga and follow the wonderfully scenic Europaweg to the Europahutte. 

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Randa
Europahutte to St Niklaus
Top Difficulty difficult closed
Distance 16 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 556 m
Descent 1,683 m

Begin today’s high traverse of the mountainside from the doorstep of the Europahutte, to cover varied terrain on this final section of the Europaweg. 

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Sankt Niklaus
Jungen to Gruben
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 975 m
Descent 1,122 m

Catch the cable car from St Niklaus to Jungen and begin your ascent to the Augstbordpass where you will be rewarded with panoramic views, before ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Oberems
Gruben to Hotel Weisshorn
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 1,124 m
Descent 610 m

From Gruben ascend the forested alpine slopes of the Turtmanntal valley into the high bowl surrounded by the jagged peaks of Pointe de Tourtemagne, ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Saint-Luc
Hotel Weisshorn to Zinal
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 83 m
Descent 754 m

A relaxed day’s walk traversing the mountainside on a path surrounded by alpine flowers and trees, with views of grand peaks ahead beyond Zinal, ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd