Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn Trek
- One of Europe`s great Alpine mountain walks
- Trekking from Chamonix to Zermatt
- The Walkers Haute Route
- 2 days walking on the new `Europaweg`
- A classic Alpine trekking holiday
A classic walking holiday adventure in the Alps from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. Considered to be the 'Walkers' Haute Route, this superb alpine trekking holiday takes a linear route across the spine of the European Alps and links together the famous small mountaineering towns of Chamonix, Arolla and Zermatt. Generally much lower than the Classic Haute Route, this is an easier option for those people who still wish to explore the Alps whilst walking amongst incredibly beautiful alpine scenery. Trekking from France into the beautiful Swiss canton of Valais, passing spectacularly beneath 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, we are treated to amazing views of Mont Blanc itself. Traversing several high and challenging passes we enjoy mountain walking in the Alps at it's most delightful. Lower down, the walking leads through verdant alpine valleys with cascading streams, pretty hamlets and flower-strewn meadows. For the last 2 days, we're trekking on the recently opened 'Europaweg,' a valley-side walking trail which provides stunning views of the Matterhorn. Overnight accommodation on this great trekking holiday adventure in the Alps is provided in a variety of small hotels, atmospheric gites and spectacularly located alpine mountain refuges. Led by English guides and fully supported with access to luggage on all but three nights, our holiday offers the best chance of completing this challenging walking traverse.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a classic Alpine walking route on good trails. The average distance covered each day is around 16 kilometres (10 miles) and there is a considerable amount of ascent and descent, with several passes close to 3000 metres (9840 feet). It is significantly more difficult than the Tour du Mont Blanc and is a grade point harder in our own grading system. Regular hillwalkers will find this trek to be well within their capabilities but it is not really for first time trekkers. This holiday is fully supported and clients will not be required to carry sleeping bags or significant amounts of personal gear other than what is required for the day's hike. There are a total of three nights spent in mountain huts where there is no access to trek bags. Otherwise group members will have access to their main luggage on each evening.