Traveling by bus – popular destinations

The Gornergrat at 3100m with the unique open-air cog train

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Monte-Rosa and Matterhorn. Take the bus to Täsch and continue with a taxi (9,- CHF/per person) to Zermatt. You can wander around freely in Zermatt or:

A ) take the open-air cog train up to the Gornergrat ridge.

B ) Drive to Riffelalp and enjoy an easy walk from Grünsee to Findeln and Zermatt in about 3 hours.

The Aletsch Glacier

Take the train from Betten to Bettmeralp and continue to the Bettmerhorn on the cable car. Enjoy the glorious views on the Aletsch Glacier and the Valais Alps. Multimedia show about the Glacier. Return by train to Bettmeralp. Take Bettmeralp or Riederalp train back down into the valley.

Lago Maggiore and Isola Bella

Drive to Brig and over the Simplon Pass to Stresa. In Stresa you can make a boat trip to the Isola Bella. About 140 Km, travel time approx. 3 hours.

Ascent the 3 Mountain Passes of Nufenen, Gotthard and Furka

Drive through the Goms area, over the Nufenen Pass in Ticino to Airolo, then over the Gotthard Pass to Andermatt and back over the Furkapass in the Goms region to Saastal. Approx 210 Km and 4 ½ hours travel time

Montreux on the Lake Leman

Drive through the Rhone valley to Lake Leman, visit the castle of Chillon and stroll through the streets of Montreux.

About 135 km, 2 hours travel time

Possible excursions during cloudy or wet days

Museums in Valais

You can find over 50 museums on the website of the Association of Valais Museums.

  • Brig and the Stockalper castle
(30 Km)
    Visit the Stockalper castle and Old Town, Pontifical Swiss Guards museum in Naters.
  • Rock chapel in Raron
(35 Km)
    Visit the famous rock chapel and tomb of Rainer Maria Rilke, then stroll through the main street of Visp.
  • Underground lake in St. Leonhard
(65 Km)
    Visit the Old Town of Sion and discover the largest subterranean lake in Europe by boat.
  • Salgesch, the wine area of Valais 
(55 Km)
    Wine trail and wine tasting
  • Additional information is available at the Hotel Mattmarkblick.