From Eiger to Matterhorn – an Alpine adventure

If you think of a long-term hiking trail in the Alps next summer, there is a little-known road that can only be visited as one of Europe's most spectacular mountain scenery.

Two of the most well-known mountains in Switzerland, the Eiger and the Matterhorn, two connecting paths are not an official trail, but when I hiked, I found good, well-marked trails for the most routes and fewer people than we met On existing trails, such as the Chamonix Haute route to Zermatt or the Tour du Mont Blanc.

The route from Eiger to Matterhorn does not ensure the rise of the tip of the two mountains – not one of them is known for its easy ascension – but the starting and ending of the walking paths with each mountain – Eig Er Over Grindelwald and On the Matterhorn trail that connects Zermatt with the Schwarzsee estuary at the foot of the Matterhorn. Although not a family walk, the road is suitable for medium-sized hikers – there are no heavy terrain or glacier crossings – and yet they go through a few sightseeing in Switzerland and pass through high slopes where the highest altitude is close to 10,000 feet. In short, the route is suitable as an alternative to longer alpine tours, where time can be limited, or a good introduction to the Alpine hiking trip.

Alpine adventure started in the idyllic Jungfrau region of Switzerland, right on the northern side of Eiger. The Eiger hiking trail that is above Grindelwald village is as good a starting point for walking as anywhere in Switzerland.

In the next few days I saw crossing the Wengen and Murren villages-better Those who are famous for skiing in winter-and leaving the snowy peaks of the Jungfrau country to the far west of Murren, to the west. My route follows a section of the alpine passageway, which runs the Bernese Oberland west to Gsteig, but when it reaches Kandersteg, I left this long-distance trail to go south to the Alps at the ancient crossing of Gemmi.

In the Canton of Valais, to the vineyards of the Rhône valley – Switzerland is divided into cantons or regions – and with time I went to Turtmanntal, which is one of the least populated and most untouched regions in Switzerland. From the idyllic upper section of this remote valley, the route connects with existing long-distance hiking trails – the Haute route – which also arrives at Zermatt but Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc in France

Climbing high above Turtmann and over Augstbordpass , Which is 2871 meters high on the Eiger-Matterhorn route, returning to civilization in St Niklaus in the Mattertal valley. From now on our way to the Mattertal remains after the valley, south to the snow and ice of the Pennine Alps – the highest mountains in Switzerland.

With the 4,000-foot Breithorn to drive forward, I followed the Valley of Valleys in sleepy villages and cool woods along the rushing river of Mattervispa. After a mere day, the mountaineering starts again as the road leaves the valley as it goes up through the woods where the first prospects of the Matterhorn are seen through the trees, the road to the end of the sight.

Europaweg is a spectacular 2 day high-level route from the Lower Mattertal to Zermatt and is undoubtedly the best way to Zermatt. The last section of our route connects directly to the center point and follows the high alpine village of Findeln before the last section is traced back to Zermatt via the forest.

The road really happened after reaching Zermatt, but as I started as the Grindelwald Eiger trail, the Matterhorn trail seemed to be walking. The Matterhorn trail from Schwarzsee – reaches Zermatt cable car and a light, sloping walk back into the city with wonderful views all the way up to.

So – if you are traveling to Switzerland this summer with hiking here is a possible alternative to some of the best-known alpine tours – especially if the weather is short. You will not miss anything that the Alps offer – just the masses!

Source by Pete Buckley

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