Tour de Monte Rosa Walk

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20360
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Grächen, Switzerland
  • Ends Zermatt, Switzerland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking spectacular sections of the challenging Tour de Monte Rosa
  • Being surrounded by an amphitheatre of 4000m peaks
  • Sharing your experience with a group of like minded travellers
  • Discovering the resort town of Zermatt situated below the iconic Matterhorn peak
Start in Grächen and end in Zermatt, the "Tour De Monte Rosa Walk" is a guided walking tour that takes 7 days. You will be traveling through Zermatt, Macugnaga, Alagna and 5 other destinations in Italy and Switzerland. "Tour De Monte Rosa Walk" is a small group which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Traverse the second highest peak in the Alps to discover a fascinating world of rock, ice and 4000m giants. Standing at 4634m, the enormous massif of Monte Rosa is the highest peak in the Pennine Alps, and the second highest in the entire European Alps. Surrounded by an amphitheatre of even more awe-inspiring 4000m peaks, a hike along the Tour de Monte Rosa is one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe for avid trekkers seeking both a challenging and spectacular route. Following in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, who studied the peak in the late 15th Century, your experienced mountain guide will take you along ancient trails linking Switzerland to Italy. On the Italian side, traverse the high meadows and forested valleys of Macugnaga, Alagna, Ayas, Champoluc and Gressonney, whilst on the Swiss side, marvel at the tumbling glaciers that feature in this fascinating world of rock and ice. On balcony trails, the panorama of 4000m plus snow-clad peaks, as well as the vast Monte Rosa massif, will take your breath away. Beginning from Graëchen deep in the Valais, the almost circular walk traverses the massif, crossing into Italy before ending back in Switzerland in the pretty ski town of Zermatt. With daily ascents of up to 1750m, this outstanding walk around Monte Rosa will appeal to those wanting a serious challenge in a gorgeous alpine setting.
  • Day 1 : Meet group in Grächen and walk to Saas Fee (6-7hrs, +800m -1000m)
  • Day 2 : Trek to Macugnaga via Monte Moro Pass (2868m), (6-7hrs, +653m -1500m)
  • Day 3 : Walk to Alagna via the Turlo Pass (2738m), (6-7hrs, +1431m -1163m)
  • Day 4 : Continue through the Val d'Otro to Gressoney (7hrs, +1727m -524m)
  • Day 5 : Ascend high passes and descend via Lake Forca to Val d'Ayas (6hrs, +850m -900m)
  • Day 6 : Walk above Cervinia ski resort - superb views to the Matterhorn (7hrs, +1500m -466m)
  • Day 7 : Continue to Zermatt, trip concludes (6hrs, -1645m)
  • 6 nights mountain refuges / gîtes in dormitory style accommodation (upgrade to 3 nights dorm, 3 nights double room - supplement applies)
  • 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • International Mountain Guide
  • Luggage transfer by vehicle daily except day 6 (15kg limit)
  • Taxi Zermatt to Tasch on the last day
  • Travel to Grächen and from Zermatt/Tasch
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Storage of excess luggage
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 05 2019
5 - Excellent
A fantastic trip. I highly recommend it. You need to be fit though.
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Just a note to say, thank you. I had a wonderful week on the TMR. The preparation list was very comprehensive and I was thankful not to need my blister kit. Everything was well organised, my gluten free and no meat needs were... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Tour de Monte Rosa Walk tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 08 August 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 August 2023, a deposit of 185 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tour de Monte Rosa Walk tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Tour de Monte Rosa Walk tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to travel to Switzerland?

    April and May as well as September and October are the best months to visit Switzerland. These months are just outside the peak seasons, but the weather is still pleasant and mild.

  • What is the best way to tour Switzerland?

    The best way to tour Switzerland is by train. The country has a vastly connected railway system that is fast and reliable and reasonably priced. Most train routes are spectacularly scenic and can be sightseeing tours in their own right.

  • How many do I need in Switzerland?

    We recommend spending 7 days in Switzerland. The country is fairly small and you can still see and do a lot if you only have a few days. If you want to do lengthier hikes you will want to spend upwards of 10 days in Switzerland. Check out our guide on how many days to spend in Switzerland for more information.

  • How much does a Switzerland tour cost?

    A seven-day tour of a majority of the Swiss highlights costs around USD 1,100. For a longer 10-day tour, you will need around USD 4,000.

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