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Alpine Trekking in Switzerland...

One of the most popular Alpine villages to visit has to be Zermatt with the stunning peak of the Matterhorn constantly drawing the eye towards it's steep, angled slopes and ridges.

There are many cable cars and trains which make for great trips but these are expensive and so often, the walk from the village is pleasant in itself especially as stops can be timed to fit in nicely with the many huts and restaurants found in the mountains.

As well as day walks there are many routes which can be walked over a number of days using the mountain huts for overnight stops. Lower down the valley one finds part of the Europaweg, a long distance walking route which explores the Matter valley.


Sunrises and sunsets are very special times. The mountains become silhoutted against the sun and in the evening, snowy peaks and glaciers turn pink as alpenglow transforms the scenery as the sun's rays fade from the sky. 


The Swiss Alpine Club Huts are friendly places offering good food and basic accommodation.

This is the Salbit Hut where we were welcomed with a drink and fed huge amounts of tasty food.

Alpine meadows, peaceful days, the sound of bells that sway gently from the necks of the cattle, goats and sheep, all add to the Alpine walking experience.



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