Best of Swiss Alps

8 Days Best of Swiss Alps Trek

Guided Tour 
Switzerland
Level: Easy to medium
Season: From 01/07 to 15/09/2022
Tour Code: EUR-BSA-08
Cost: from S$ 4680

On this trip, you will venture into two of the most well-known regions of Switzerland (Engadine and Valais), passing by quaint villages such as St Moritz and Zermatt, all of them showcasing unique architecture not seen anywhere else. With the accessible treks you will be led on, you will be savoring the sceneries of the Matterhorn and the numerous 4,000-meter-high summits from Valais. Your views will not only be peppered with the panoramas of glaciers, great lakes and summits, but you will also get the unique opportunity to take the Glacier Express Train (the world’s slowest express train), the Bernina Express Train, a UNESCO attraction, and travel on the authentic Gornergrat rack-train with an astonishing panoramic view on the Alps

Day 01: Zurich – Sils
Day 02: Sils – Maloja – Lake Cavloc – Sils +300 m, about 4 hours of walking. Return from Maloja to Sils, (3km by bus)
Day 03: Sils – Val Roseg and the Bernina glaciers About 3 hours of walking, +300m, -850 m.
Day 04: Val Roseg and the Bernina glaciers About 5 hours of walking, + 500m, -700 m.
Day 05: Val Roseg – Ponteresina – Morteratsch glacier About 5 hours of walking, + 600m, -600 m.
Day 06: Morteratsch – Zermatt, by the Glacier Express
Day 07: Zermatt: Gornergrat or Discovering Matterhorn, Zermatt valley and many peaks
Day 08: Zermatt – Zurich

8 days, 7 nights
BEST OF SWISS ALPS TREK

Day 1 Zurich – Sils (Drive about 3 hrs)
Arrival at the Zurich airport, followed by a transfer along the Lake of Zurich via the Julier Pass, 2300 m to your hotel in Sils (1750m), a charming village in-between 2 lakes where Nietzche used to come to rest and where his house is now open as a museum that can be visited. Overnight in a 4* hotel. Hôtel Edelweiss **** https://www.hotel-edelweiss.ch/en/

Day 2 Sils – Maloja – Lake Cavloc – Sils | +/-300 m to +/- 450m, about 4-6 hours of walking. Return from Maloja to Sils, (3km by bus)
Stroll up to the quaint village of Isola, completely isolated in the winter, on the lake shores that lead us across the beautifully scattered forest of Cembro pines to the village of Maloja, (pronounced “Maloya”) so dear to the painter Ségantini. Splendid climb on the le Val de Cavloc and its lake where the Piz Salecina reflects. Maloja is right at the foot of Piz Longhin, that is the source of the rivers later joining the Rhine, the Danube and the delta of Po. Return from Maloja to Sils (3km by bus).
Overnight in 4* hotel in Sils.
Hôtel Edelweiss **** https://www.hotel-edelweiss.ch/en/

Day 3 Sils – Val Roseg and the Bernina glaciers | About 3.5 hours of walking, +150 m, -850 m.
Get ready for an exciting day starting with a short transfer to Corvatsch where we take the cableway 300 m from the Fuorcla Surlej Pass at 2755 m over the Val Roseg, facing the Morteratsch glaciers, the Bernina (4048 m), the Scerscen peak (3971 m), the Pic Roseg (3920m), and the Sella and Glüschaint peaks: a magnificent glacial cirque.
Overnight in the beautiful mountain 3* hotel
Hotel Roseggletscher http://www.roseg-gletscher.ch/en/.

Day 4 Val Roseg and the Bernina glaciers| About 4.5-5 hours of walking, +650 m, -650 m.
Our today hike will lead us to the far end of the Val Roseg, close to the Bernina glaciers and the refuge Coaz. We are surrounded by the Piz Glüschaint, 3594 m, the Piz Roseg, 3935 m and the Piz Bernina, 4048 m. We hike back to our hotel, passing by the green Vadret lake.
Overnight in the beautiful mountain 3* hotel
Hotel Roseggletscher http://www.roseg-gletscher.ch/en/.

Day 5 Val Roseg – Ponteresina – Morteratsch glacier | From 4.5 — 5 hrs of walking, +600 m, -600 m.
Descent by horse barouche in the Val Roseg before arriving in Pontresina, a very beautiful village of the Upper Engadine.
Bernina Express to Morteratsch, followed by a walk up the Val Morteratsch to the Morteratsch glacier. Enjoy the view on the Piz Palu, the Piz Cambrena and the Bernina (4020m). It’s one of the most beautiful mountain circles in the Alps! We may walk until the Boval lodge (2459m), savouring the sight of the Bernina glacier throughout.
Overnight in in hotel Morteratsch, close to the glacier. http://www.morteratsch.ch/

Day 6 Morteratsch – Zermatt
Today begins with a private transfer to St Moritz, followed by another transfer to Zermatt via the Glacier Express, a unique experience as it is “the world’s slowest express train”! An adventure of 7 1⁄2 hours during which you will cross 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and the Oberalp pass at 2033 m before the descent to Chur at 590 m. You then continue to Zermatt, the capital of Swiss mountaineering, at the foot of Matterhorn and Monte Rosa.
Overnight in a 3* hotel. Hotel Capricorn or similar https://www.capricorn-zermatt.ch/

Day 7 Zermatt
Option 1: Zermatt- Gornergrat | 3.5-4h | -1500m
We take the walk to Gornegrat with the breath-taking views of the Matterhorn, the exceptional glaciers of Monte Rosa and the other surrounding peaks.
The rack railway will take us up 3090 m to the ridge of Gornergrat. This railway was built between 1896 and 1898 and is considered one of the 7 marvels of alpine tourism! Expect a one-hour trip to clear 5 km of railway and 1500 m of ascension.
Panoramic hike back down to Zermatt, passing by Riffelalp or Findelm.

Option 2: Discovering Matterhorn, Zermatt valley and many peaks | 4-5h | + /- 650 m.
Venture on a stroll around Zermatt with scenic views over the Matterhorn, the valley of Zermatt and many “4000”. Don’t miss the balcony leading to the refuge of Schönbielhütte to the East of Zmutt, a small alpine village with almost exclusively wooden construction. Walk in the direction of the lodge and back.

Overnight in a 3* hotel. Hotel Capricorn or similar https://www.capricorn-zermatt.ch/

Day 8 Zermatt – Zurich (Drive about 3.5 hrs)
Departure after the breakfast via a taxi transfer to Zurich airport.

8 Days Best of Swiss Alps Trek
Guided
Min 4 pax
LAND Price per person in SGD
Tour Code: EUR-BSA-08

Pax 4 5 6 7 8 9
Cost 7280 6580 6080 5780 5480 5280
Pax 10 11 12 13 14 SGL
Cost 5180 4980 4880 4780 4680 +680

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice

LAND Price includes

  • Accommodation in double rooms (7 nights)
  • 7 dinners, 7 packed lunches (not on Day 1 and Day 8)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private transfer from Zurich Airport to Sils, on Day 1 + Private transfer from Zermatt to Zurich Airport, on Day 8
  • Cable car (Day 3); Descent to Pontresina by horse barouche (Day 4); Private transfer from Morteratsch to St Moritz (Day 5)
  • Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt (Day 5); Bernina Express from Pontresina to Morteratsch (Day 6)
  • The rack-railway of the Gornergratt (Day 7)
  • Other internal transfers according to the program
  • Luggage transport
  • Backpack and hiking sticks and lunch box
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • All other transfers not mentioned
  • Personal gears
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Site visits and entrance fees
  • Drinks, Lunch on Day 1 and day 8
  • Visa and Visa application fees
  • All those not mentioned in “the price includes”
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LEVEL
From 3 to 5 hours of walking and / or 150 to 700 meters of elevation gain and 300 to 1000 meters of negative elevation in the day, no technical difficulty, easy to medium paths and trails.

LENGTH
8 days, 7 nights,  5 days walking.

LUGGAGE TRANSPORT
You only carry a small rucksack with the necessary essentials for the daily hike. Your luggage will be transported by vehicle. You take your luggage with you during the train or bus transport.

ACCOMMODATION 
Double room in good standard hotels (3* and 4* hotels and mountain hotels on Day 3 & Day 4, all in very convenient locations).
If there are 3 individual men or women, we may book a triple room.
Single room on request with supplement

FOOD
Half board with breakfast and dinner.
Packed lunch include.

ORGANISATION
Guided: English-speaking, French qualified mountain guide (official diploma).

BOOKING
4-14 persons.

START / END
Start: On D1 at Zurich Airport
End: On D8 at Zurich Airport

DATES
At your convenience, 1 July to 15 September.
When you book the tour please give us one or two other departure dates in case your 1st choice is not possible.

Getting There
IF YOU ARRIVE BY PLANE to Zurich Airport. Train : Zurich airport -> St Moritz, duration about 3.5 – 4.5 hrs. Zermatt -> Zurich Airport , duration from 3.5 to 4 hrs