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, 170km

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 1. in Italy
  • dirkpieter July 2010
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Beautiful scenery, high passes and glaciers to cross and one of the most magnificent mountains in the world. Breithorn (4165 mtr.) is a great sidetrip.
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Map

Map Tour du Matterhorn

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Tour of the Matterhorn
  • A guide to the 145km Tour of the Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from Zermatt and visits 6 valleys via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, offering spectacular views of 25 peaks of over 4000m. The route also links up with the Chamonix to Zermatt walkers' Haute Route and the Tour of Monte Rosa. Includes two glacier crossings and takes 8 to 10 days. Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • Matterhorn Tour
  • Tour of the Matterhorn is experienced walker Hilary Sharp’s Cicerone guide to the route around one of the classic peaks of the Alps. The guide covers the entire 145km route anticlockwise from Zermatt, describing the path as it crosses six valleys, taking the walker past more than 25 peaks surpassing 4000m and visiting both the Swiss region of... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids The Tour of the Matterhorn | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen. Superb 145km trek around the iconic Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration. Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Alps Trekking
  • An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is celebrated here, while the 20 treks described include well-known classics as well as newly-created multi-day routes. The eight talented writers and photographers brought together to produce this book are among the most experienced of Alpine trekkers. Between them they have... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tour of the Matterhorn / Cervino L`Escursionista Map-Guide
  • Tour of the Matternhorn (Il Cervino) & Gran Balconata del Cervino long-distance hiking routes presented on a waterproof and tear-restant, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map published jointly by L’Escursionista Editore and Editrek, with a separate guide booklet for each route.On one side is a map at 1:50,000 showing the Tour of the... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • High Trail to the Matterhorn
  • A self guided walking holiday along high trails of the Swiss Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, its dramatic pyramid peak stands proudly at 4478m. Discover the beauty of this wondrous mountain as you walk along the haute route from Brig down to Zermatt on our self guided walking holiday. Follow the trail... Read more
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