Zermatt, one of the most famous resorts in Switzerland, at the foot of the Matterhorn, invites you on an adventure!

Known for its famous “Matterhorn”, Zermatt is a resort in Haut-Valais, the German-speaking part of the canton of Valais. Located at 1600m, at the bottom of the valley, it is surrounded by the highest 4000m in the Alps. Its tourist history begins in the mid-1800s, thanks to mountaineering. This mountaineering culture has always accompanied, and still supports the development of this region.

The village is a large pedestrian area, access by car is not allowed. Fortunately, small electric vehicles or even horse-drawn carriages can take you to your point of arrival. The constructions are typical, often of stone and wood. In all seasons, entertainment is the order of the day along its cobbled shopping streets.

Besides mountaineering, and of course the legendary Haute-Route, Zermatt is also renowned for its ski area, the highest in Europe, and one of the largest too.

The region also offers a multitude of walks to its host, because contrary to what one might imagine, the Valley opens onto many small side valleys inviting you to explore!

Getting to Zermatt is a journey in itself. Indeed, you will have to leave your vehicle in Taesch, to admire the remaining 15 ‘of the landscape from your train car. You will thus have the leisure to let yourself be gently imbued with the atmosphere of the place and the magic of the mountains.

Getting to Zermatt / Taesch – Google Maps

Valais (CH)

Valais is located in the southwest of Switzerland, bordering with France and Italy. It is surrounded by more than forty 4000 people, between the Bernese mountain range on the one hand, and the Valais region on the other. Therefore, it enjoys a micro climate offering strong sunshine all year round. Its wide Rhône valley reveals an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, between the Alps, the vineyards of the hillside, and endless expanses of deciduous and coniferous forests.

In reality, the key word of tourism in Valais is of course downhill skiing. Its many ski areas are known the world over, including Zermatt and the 4 Valleys. Its configuration also offers an unlimited choice of other activities, such as mountaineering or paragliding, as well as countless possibilities for hiking, mountain biking, skiing or snowshoeing.

In addition, you will also be surprised by the cultural richness of its cities. To conclude, Valais is also the tradition of wine and good living. Do not hesitate to visit one of the many cellars for one, two or even three tasting glasses!

Valais is very well served by trains. It is also easily accessible by road thanks to its important motorway network, and its tunnel and Col du Grand St-Bernard et du Simplon. In addition, Geneva airport can be reached easily and quickly, by train or by car.