Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

Chamonix Zermatt, two legendary destinations.Inspired by the great ski mountaineering classic, we offer an exceptional program linking the ski and mountaineering capital to the most emblematic Swiss resort.

The first day takes us from France to Verbier in Switzerland via the our “home-trails” .

The second day goes from Verbier to Evolène on the Grand Raid Cristalp tracks

The third day is the highlight of the trip with passes near 9000 ft of altitude. We stop in Grimentz.

The fourth day offers us a good visibility on the progress of the trip with magnificent views of both the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

The fifth day is perhaps the most exotic since we pass in german speaking territory. A very nice downhill awaits us to reach the Zermatt valley. 

The last day is shorter to make the most of Zermatt with its Gornergrat, Sunnega, views of the Matterhorn and its unique atmosphere.

Support

1 certified guide, 1 chauffeur suiveur

Transport

Departure from Geneva, daily minibus support

Accommodation

Authentic and comfortable hotels and inns

Duration

6 days (8am-6pm)

Physical difficulty

***

Technical skills required

***

PHYSIC:

* Journeys up to 15 miles, with a maximium of 800m vertical ascent over the day.
** Journeys up to 25 miles, with a maximium of 1500m vertical ascent over the day.
*** More than 25 miles a day, and over 1500 meters of vertical ascent over the day.
**** You like to set new records or at list to psh your own limits? Those programs based on high intensity long day rides are made for you.

 

TECHNIQUE:
*Able to stand on the pedals and to brake keeping the balance. Few or little technical sections which can be skipped walking aside the bike. Large and groomed tracks without major difficulties.
**Able to anticipate difficulties to be in a good position to overcome them, brake precisely, set his bike in a wished line. Steeper but quite rolly trails with a few technical places skippable by walking aside the bike.
*** Able to ride and steer his bike in any terrain including steeper slopes. Able to clear natural obstacles knowing his own limits. Uneven singletracks with rocky, rootsy sections and sharps switchbacks.
**** You are known for having a truly good bar handling. Challenging and even charging notions don't scare you. You are used to ride "no fall zone" tracks. And if it's really unrideable, a bit of bike carrying doesn't frighten you.

PHYSIC:

* Journeys up to 15 miles, with a maximium of 800m vertical ascent over the day.
** Journeys up to 25 miles, with a maximium of 1500m vertical ascent over the day.
*** More than 25 miles a day, and over 1500 meters of vertical ascent over the day.
**** You like to set new records or at list to psh your own limits? Those programs based on high intensity long day rides are made for you.

 

TECHNIQUE:
*Able to stand on the pedals and to brake keeping the balance. Few or little technical sections which can be skipped walking aside the bike. Large and groomed tracks without major difficulties.
**Able to anticipate difficulties to be in a good position to overcome them, brake precisely, set his bike in a wished line. Steeper but quite rolly trails with a few technical places skippable by walking aside the bike.
*** Able to ride and steer his bike in any terrain including steeper slopes. Able to clear natural obstacles knowing his own limits. Uneven singletracks with rocky, rootsy sections and sharps switchbacks.
**** You are known for having a truly good bar handling. Challenging and even charging notions don’t scare you. You are used to ride “no fall zone” tracks. And if it’s really unrideable, a bit of bike carrying doesn’t frighten you.

Highlights:

  • a legendary adventure
  • total immersion in Wallis atmosphère
  • comfy accomodations bike friendly

From 1.590 per person