Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Traveling on one of the most beautiful and panoramic ways of the Alps we’ll reach the Swiss canton Wallis, to enjoy an incredible experience!
The trip in itself is amazing: we’ll reach the Simplon pass which is 2,005m (6,578ft) at the top, and from there we’ll admire the snow-capped peaks of the Bernese Alps range: a breathtaking view surrounded by crisp air will leave us speechless! Even Napoleon understood this way was – and it still is – one of the important connections between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, but I’m fairly certain he wasn’t brave enough to face the giants Alps (you’ll discover more about this story during the trip!.)
Our journey continues on towards Brig – homeland of the king of salt who based his fortune on controlling the Simplon route – then continues through the Visp and Matter valleys which lead us to Täsch. The main protagonist of this part of the trip are tiny and picturesque villages, vineyards, uncontaminated nature and, of course, the surrounding towering mountains. We’ll see many interesting infrastructures all along the road and we’ll finally reach Täsch, where we’ll leave our vehicle and go on with a shuttle: maybe you don’t know that Zermatt had been a limited traffic zone since the ’70s, and only vehicles with electric engines are allowed to travel inside the town.
We’ll enjoy this charming place, admire its elegant main street, and visit the Dorf with its ancient wood houses and warehouses. We’ll be speechless in front of the Matterhorn, with its unmistakable pyramid shape and we’ll take a stroll enjoying the views and the peace! We’ll taste the delicious walliser products and try the famous Matterhorn-shaped chocolate pralines. What about the walliser wines? Have you ever tasted them? No? It’s never too late! Because of the climate, sun exposure and dry air, the walliser wines are really interesting!
If you wan,t we could also go to the top of the Gornergrat Glacier with the Gornergrat Bahn: you are not expected to be very brave or sporty and trained (well, if you are it’s even better, but you don’t have to be). The railway is amongst the most panoramic European rock and pinion railways. Leading us to 3,089m (10,134ft), it will surprise us with a dramatic view above more than 29 peaks that are higher than 13,000 ft. The Matterhorn is even more beautiful from here, and it seems so close you can touch it.
I’m sure this unique experience will be unforgettable: you will talk about it and show the thousands and thousands of photos you took on this adventure for the rest of your life!