Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.
Are you dreaming about a romantic but adventurous holiday for you and your beloved one? Then choose a Secret Goms Valley walk and get ready to explore the high peaks of Alps, taste great vegetarian meal options, admire nature and observe wildlife. This route is a self-guided walking for 7 nights from hotel-to-hotel.
During this fabulously scenic independent walking holiday explore the undiscovered Goms Valley in Southern Switzerland close to the Italian border. A long-time favourite with Swiss hikers, it’s a region of outstanding natural beauty and, during your week, you will see some spectacular sites: majestic snowy mountains, thundering waterfalls and the Aletsch, Europe’s longest glacier. Besides, along with the nature beauty, you’ll get to see Gothic churches, Baroque chapels, beautiful mountain shrines and charming wooden villages bedecked with flowers.
The well-marked paths alongside the infant River Rhone will be at your service. The River Rhone gushes between wooden bridges on its way to Lake Geneva – look out for marmots, red starts and golden eagles circling above. To make easier route for you, choose the superb mountain transport system – cable cars, chairlifts and the bright scarlet Matterhorn Gottard Bahn. It will allow you to choose walking distances according to your sense of wellbeing each day.
The places where you’ll be staying are as special as their surroundings and you’ll taste superb cuisine every evening. You’re sure to appreciate the contrasts between mouthwatering Valais cuisine in Obergesteln and the artistic creations of expert chef in Blitzingen.
Belove is given more detailed information about this holiday trip. The departure takes place on Sundays from 9 Jun ’13 to 15 Sep ’13.
Sunday – Arrive in Obergesteln
Monday – The Upper Goms Valley 9km/6mi/2.5hr or 12km/8mi/4hr
Tuesday – Obergesteln Circular Walk 10km/6mi/3hr or 12km/8mi/4hr
Wednesday – Obergesteln to Blitzingen 11km/7mi/4hr or 13km/8mi/4.5hr
Thursday – Blitzingen Circular Walks 13km/8mi/4hr or 16km/10mi/5hr
Friday – Villages of the Lower Goms Valley 13km/8mi/4hr
Saturday – Eggishorn and the Aletsch Glacier (choice of various distances)
Sunday – Depart Blitzingen
*One of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets: fantastic twin-centre walking right off the tourist trail; choice of level every day
*Snow-capped peaks, postcard pretty villages, meadows ablaze with colourful wild flowers
*Breathtaking 360o Alpine views: Eiger, Eggishorn, Matterhorn and mighty Aletsch glacier
*Welcoming trailside restaurants with panoramic sun terraces for lunch
*Charming 3-star and 4-star hotels, excellent cuisine, friendly owners
Check the availability of this holiday on www.headwater.com
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