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Day 7 Sion - Zermatt - Sion (150 Km.)

Switzerland and Alps


 

(in 75 Km.) Zermatt: The mountain village of Zermatt is one of the great ski and climbing centres of the world. Nestled in a deep valley enclosed between steeply scarped mountains, it is dominated by the huge and gracefully curved pyramid of the Matterhorn. There are no motorised vehicles in Zermatt. Besides electrically-powered cars and bicycles, the only form of transport allowed is horse-drawn sleighs and carriages. Access for private transport is only allowed as far as Täsch (5km from Zermatt). The road from Täsch to Zermatt is not open to public transport. You must take Shuttle trains operated by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway that run every 20 minutes.

Zermatt mountain
Zermatt mountain

The Matterhorn (4.478 metres = 14.692 ft) is Switzerland´s most famous landmark and it is one of the more beautiful mountains in the world. On the border between Switzerland and Italy, it towers over the Swiss village of Zermatt and the Italian village Breuil-Cervinia in the Val Tournanche. The italian name of this mountain is Cervino.

View from the Klein Matterhorn
View from the Klein Matterhorn

The Klein Matterhorn (Pennine Alps) is the highest point in the Zermatt-Cervinia ski area in Switzerland, and the end point of the highest cable car in Europe. The peak is at 3.883 meters with the cable car terminal at 3.820 metres. There is also a panoramic view platform at 3.883 meters from which you can see more than 25 glaciers.

View from the Klein Matterhorn
View from the Klein Matterhorn

(in 75 Km.) Sion: We return again to sleep in this city.


 

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