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Hiking Switzerland: From the Jungfrau to the Matterhorn

Program No. 16543RJ
By cable car and mountain path, explore quiet meadows, sweeping vistas, glacial waterfalls and alpine villages as you learn about Switzerland from local experts.

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At a Glance

On foot and led by local experts, explore the picturesque villages and idyllic valleys of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland and Valais regions, including areas that are only accessible by cog railway or cable car. Experience places where timeless traditions live on, Alpine peaks reach toward the sky and every turn in the path is rewarded with vistas of breathtaking beauty.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 4-8 miles daily; well-marked trails and dirt roads, some uneven and hilly terrain. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required. Elevations up to 8,720 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Visit the cozy mountain town of Zermatt for a spectacular view of the famous Matterhorn.
  • Discover the unique Trummelbach Falls, located inside a mountain and made up of 10 glacier waterfalls.
  • Visit Villa Cassel, a stately home built at the turn of the 20th century and now property of the Swiss League for the Protection of Nature.
  • Access some of the most remote, beautiful areas of Switzerland by cable cars and cog railways for expert-led walking excursions.
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