Tour du Matterhorn

Description

  1. Name Tour du Matterhorn
  2. Length in days 13 days
  3. Start of trail Zermatt
  4. End of trail Zermatt
  5. Traildino grading DW, Difficult walk, bushwalk
  6. Hut tour grading T3, Demanding mountain walk

Tour du Matterhorn

Circular tour from Zermatt, 13 days

Everyone recognises the appearance of the Matterhorn (4478 m), or Monte Cervino, the spectacularly shaped mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy. In 2002 a circular trail around the Matterhorn was constructed. Although climb up this mountain is difficult, the tour around it isn't easy either. Two glaciers have to be crossed, and some difficult passes (3000 m). Experienced mountain hikers will find this no problem, but beginners had better try their luck elsewhere. The impact of tourism on this region, especially on the town of Zermatt, is unavoidable, so our advice is to make the best of it and marvel at the wonders of nature and mankind.

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Tour du Cervin, 164km

Map

Map Tour du Matterhorn

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
2009
  • Tour of the Matterhorn
  • A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal,... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2009
  • Tour of the Matterhorn
  • A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids The Tour of the Matterhorn | Cicerone
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the 145km Tour of the Matterhorn. The trek is described anti-clockwise from Zermatt and covers 6 valleys that offer spectacular views of 25 peaks surpassing 4000m. The route also links up with two other long-distance treks; the Walker's Haute Route Trail and the Tour of Monte Rosa. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guide to the delights of Alpine multi-day hikes. With 20 hikes described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned.The eight talented... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guide to the delights of Alpine multi-day hikes. With 20 hikes described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned.The eight talented... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
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