Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn Trek
France & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,375 (land only) - from $2,820 (land only)
By: Stephanie Thatcher, California, USA
Our guide Elaine is a fantastic guide and incredible person. She is so knowledgeable of the terrain and did an outstanding job of keeping us all together. This holiday was one of the best trips of my life. I loved the mental and physical challenge , and was in awe of the beauty every single moment. Great people, and an incredible way to see a country. I loved the difficulty of the days, the diversity of the terrain, the people, and the area. Going from Mont Fort to Prafleuri was one of the most spectacular days.
By: John Coupland, Derby, UK
It was useful being able to talk to someone in the office with some experience of the planned trip.
I most enjoyed the weather! Plus the variety of the route, including the more challenging sections such as Sentier de Chamois and the Europaweg. We had a good group of people and excellent guide who all got on well together. All accommodation, hotels and refuges, were excellent. Food provided was varied and always good.
By: Anthony Smith, Warwickshire
Very good support crew, KE bags were always there. A fantastic holiday with good weather and a good group that all got on very well and fairly well matched. I most enjoyed Spectacular mountain views away from large numbers of other people. Not able to fault any parts of the TREK or organisation - Thanks a lot.
By: Kenneth Keene, Lebanon, USA
The level of challenge was exactly what I wanted. This was my fourth and best visit to Switzerland. Made new friends among all the other clients with whom I hope to share another trek in the future. Getting to know a new leader and new trekking mates is always a highlight for me. Our group bonded very well. The well balanced ebb and flow of the trek route as well as the evening meals and accommodations helped to promote this opportunity.
By: Graham Hilton, Cobham, Surrey
The trip was more challenging than the Tour du Mont Blanc (as per your notes) but rewarded the effort with excellent variety of walking and scenery. Accommodation was always at least one step up from similar priced trips with other companies. Hotel de la sage was excellent. Europahutte less so. Luggage transfer is a major benefit. Elaine led the trip with a calm confidence, and was instrumental in establishing a good team spirit and ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable trip.
By: Cindy Sim, North Bondi, Australia
Our local agent, Judith is excellent. She is organised, efficient and very helpful and supportive. She ensured that the group needs were taken care of. And she is great to be in company with.
By: Melanie Murphy, California, USA
I really enjoyed the trek. The Swiss have put together a wonderful trail system, and the Europeans really know how to do a mountain hut. They're great! One of the highlights for me was the two days on the Europawegg. Spectacular!
By: Tracy Wilson, UK
The standard of hotel accommodation was really high, a lot better than we had expected actually. Some of the rooms we were given were amazing - it was just a shame that we weren't in them a bit longer! The mountain refuges were surprisingly high quality too - and were certainly an experience!
The food was always delicious and plentiful - just what we needed to keep us going!
Every day was a personal challenge, in terms of the trekking and the different types of terrain encountered along the way - but we enjoyed all the challenges. It was lovely to come back to another gorgeous hotel night after night - the thought of entering that room after a hard day's trekking made it worthwhile! The rest of the group and the trek leader made it so much more enjoyable - we all got along together so well, there was a lovely easy atmosphere throughout.
By: Stephen Curl , Cumbria, UK
Keith was a great leader for this trip. He has done it so often. He contributed in many ways to the success of the holiday. His style was very direct with an emphasis on the risks/difficulty of the trek, which was entirely appropriate in the circumstances.
By: John Edwards, Colchester, UK
Most enjoyed the route, as determined on a day to day basis by the leader. The views were incredible. The leadership of the group by Emma Jack in all respects - speed of walking, local knowledge, enthusiasm, the ability to impart confidence in those for whom the trip was quite a challenge.
By: Patricia Coxhead, London
I booked at the last minute and information from the website and over the phone from office staff were very good. I most enjoyed the route we walked and the accommodation. Joy was a great trek leader and Judith provided excellent logistical support which meant that everything ran very smoothly. The holiday matched and excelled expectations.
By: Stuart Townsend, York, UK
Great leader. Well paced. Good group. Just what I expected.
By: Bruce Deacon, Bedfordshire, UK
The best trek I have had to date. After a rest day, would have been happy to have done a walk back in the opposite way! The booking of the holiday went without any hic-cups. Good information provided throughout. Comfortable accommodation, especially welcome after a long day trekking. Good food and plenty on offer. most Enjoyed:The excellent company of the other walkers on the trip. The fantistic scenery. The challenge of reaching the next col, to be rewarded with suberb and breath-taking views. Close encounters with Ibex. Suberb weather enabling the views to be appreciated.
By: Steve Wolf, Washington, USA
I was very pleased with the KE trip; it had us hiking the Europaweg which I thought was the best day of the trip and on the last day walking into Zermatt rather taking the train in from St Niklaus. Our guide Phil was also great, I would be pleased to have him on my next trip.