Valais, located in the heart of Switzerland, is a destination that embodies the very essence of Alpine beauty and offers an abundance of thrilling adventures waiting to be discovered. With its vast mountainous terrain covering three-fourths of its landscape, Valais boasts one of Switzerland’s most magnificent wonders – the legendary Matterhorn mountain. This region promise an unforgettable experience, blending natural wonders, adventure, and Swiss charm in perfect harmony.
Conquering Matterhorn Your Way
For adventure enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, conquering the peak of Matterhorn is a challenge that many aspire to undertake at least once in their lifetime. Nowadays, there are various means of support and guidance to ensure a safe and smoother mountain climbing experience.
However, no need to worry if adventure isn’t your thing! Cable car routes in Zermatt offer a fantastic alternative. Starting from the base of the mountain, these routes have convenient stops at various altitudes like Furi (1,867m), Trockener Steg (2,939m), Briethorn, and Theodule. Hop on board and relish the awe-inspiring scenery throughout the journey.
For those seeking a more relaxed and scenic experience, there’s another option—take an aerial cable car. Soar up to an impressive altitude of 3,820 meters and be treated to unparalleled panoramic views of the magnificent mountains, rivers, and valleys.
Finally, when you reach the summit of Klein Matterhorn, you can embark on a premium aerial cable car experience to admire the entire landscape below. At the top of the mountain, with a 360-degree view of the Alps range spanning Switzerland, Italy, and France, featuring over 38 peaks above 4,000 meters and mesmerizing glacial rivers, the only thing you need to prepare is a strong “mind” to not being “blown” by the majestic and powerful beauty of Mother Nature.
The Matterhorn mountain is located in the Valais canton, so the adventure doesn’t end with conquering the peak. You can explore countless other attractions such as Brig, the thermal spa resort in Leukerbad, where natural hot springs are utilized for healing and relaxation. Or visit the capital city of Sion, known as the most sun-blessed town in Switzerland, famous for its charming Old Town, shopping area, and modern municipal facilities.
Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in Zermatt
The steep terrain and harsh weather conditions of the mountain pose a challenging yet captivating experience for experienced mountaineers. At the foot of the mountain lies the charming and tranquil town of Zermatt, where you can find warm hospitality from the locals and indulge in local delicacies.
Most journeys to conquer Matterhorn begin in Zermatt, a town that resembles a fairytale setting with its snow-covered surroundings. It offers a peaceful and gentle way of life while still exuding the characteristic luxury and sophistication of Switzerland.
Experience golfing at the scenic Matterhorn Golf Club with the stunning backdrop of the Alps. Engage in thrilling activities like the Climbing Route in Gorner Gorge. For younger visitors, the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum and Wolli Adventure Park Sunnegga offer captivating attractions.
The Highest Natural Glacier Palace in the World on Klein Matterhorn
At the end of the Matterhorn journey at an altitude of 3,820 meters, visitors must not miss the Matterhorn Glacier Palace, the highest natural glacier palace in the world. It features translucent and sparkling ice formations that are periodically replaced by new creations from different artists.
An ice tunnel continues through the glacier, leading to an ice chute or even a crevasse. Soft and fluffy seats are provided on ice benches to ensure a cozy and comfortable icy adventure.
Nendaz - THE CAPITAL OF THE ALPHINE HORN
Nendaz has a fascinating connection to the Alpine horn, a love story that has endured for centuries. Experience it firsthand in our charming town. Indulge in local delights and sip a refreshing drink while being serenaded by Nendaz’s talented Alphorn group at the Tracouet cable car square. Begin your holiday with a truly enchanting experience!