Swiss Alps - Matterhorn and Eiger Expedition

Tuesday  23 July  2019  5:00 PM    Saturday  27 July  2019 8:00 PM
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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
Hike in the Bernese Oberland amid soaring peaks, Alpine Meadows, and lakes, and explore traditional Swiss villages along the way.
Trek below the north face of the Eiger, skirting rock walls and hanging glaciers.
Ascend to a summit above Zermatt aboard a cogwheel train for a spectacular hike overlooking the legendary Matterhorn.

WHAT TO EXPECT
This trip has an activity rating of moderate/strenuous; travellers should be experienced hikers, physically fit, and prepared for multiple hours of activity each day, as well as some full-day hikes. Hikes range from 3 to 6 hours (5 to 8 miles) in an alpine environment across varied terrain with some steep ascents and descents. Weather is unpredictable, with sun, wind, rain, and snow possible. Travellers always have the option to rest a day and ride to the next hotel.

ACCOMMODATIONS
We stay in comfortable hotels and inns chosen for their charm and access to our daily activities.

ITINERARY

Home to iconic peaks such as the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and Matterhorn, the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais are two of the most spectacular areas in the Alps.

Here, glaciated mountains frame lush valleys and crystal-clear lakes, and charming villages dot the windswept landscapes. Set out on a variety of hikes in the Bernese Oberland, where cogwheel trains and gondolas whisk us to some of the region’s most stunning trails.

Trek beneath the famous north face of the Eiger, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lauterbrunnen Valley and hike to a spectacular glacial lake. Then cross the historic Gemmi pass to the canton of Valais, exploring picturesque Zermatt and its mountain trails. Reach the heights of the Gornergrat, which overlooks the legendary Matterhorn, and hike a portion of the Chemin du Vignoble, or “path of the vineyards.”

Check our website for more details:

www.hikingnation.co.uk

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ABZ Spiez Hotel Seaside
Schachenstrasse 43, , Spiez, CH
ABZ Spiez Hotel Seaside
Schachenstrasse 43, , Spiez, CH
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