Col des Fontaines, Tour Monte Rosa
Tour Monte Rosa
Mountain shrine, Tour Monte Rosa
Alagna, Italy
Tour Monte Rosa group
Tour Monte Rosa hiking
Pausing on the trail, Monte Rosa hike
Vista on Tour Monte Rosa hike

Tour Monte Rosa Hike

Classic Hike through the Italian and Swiss Alps

Trip Details

Location Switzerland, the Valais, and Italy
Length 9 days
Grades Strenuous, Strenuous Plus
Accommodations Hotels
Group size 5-12
Dates We will be scheduling dates for this trip soon. Please check back.
Land Cost
Single Supp Cost

Hiking Trip Summary

Resting in the Swiss Alps, just east of the Matterhorn, is the stunningly-beautiful Monte Rosa. Anchoring one of the most heavily-glaciated areas in the Alps, Monte Rosa is the highest peak in Switzerland and the centerpiece of this circular hike. Beginning on the Italian side of the Matterhorn in Val Tournanche, this route dips into the Aosta and Piedmont regions of northern Italy, winding over isolated mountain passes and down into quiet villages. Circling into Switzerland and the western Valais, the route will bring us to the Swiss villages of Saas Fee and Gspon before delivering us to Zermatt.

From hushed mountains passes and isolated stone farms to immense green valleys and wooden Swiss chalets, from the buzz of thriving Swiss mountain resorts to the tranquil quiet of less-visited Italian villages, and from pasta to rösti, this trip will undoubtedly offer experiences that only an intriguing mix of landscapes and cultures can provide.


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, we will not charge you extra for this “forced” single.


  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • All group transfers on ski lifts, buses and trains as described in the itinerary
  • Guide/s
  • Great hiking and memories!


Airfare, travel to the meeting point (Aosta, Italy) and from the ending point (Zermatt, Switzerland), lunches, optional excursions, unexpected or unplanned transfers, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, insurance, tips to guides/leaders, items of a personal nature.


This hike is not luggage supported each day; however, our extra luggage will be transferred from our hotel in Valtournanche to Alagna, to Macugnaga and to our hotel in Zermatt. In between those overnight stops, you need to carry your personal items and clothes. (See our sample packing list.) With advances in synthetic clothing and other travel gear, it’s possible to keep your pack weight to about 15 – 20 lbs., including lunch and water.


Hotels: Comfortable 2- and 3-star hotels with private baths. The hotels will reflect the rich culture and atmosphere of the area. Breakfasts and dinners are served at the hotels and lunches are picnic style along the trail.


Nearest airports are Milan, Italy, or Geneva, Switzerland.


The group meets at the Aosta, Italy, train station on Day 1 at 2:00 pm.


The trip ends at the hotel in Zermatt on the last morning. From Zermatt, it will take about 4 hours to reach either the Geneva or Zurich Airports. The earliest train departs Zermatt at 5:40 am. Travel to Milan Malpensa takes about 4 hours by train and bus. Depending on your flight times, it may be necessary to plan an extra night.


If you would like to register or would like to receive a more detailed itinerary (including elevation gains, loss, and distance), please contact us. We're happy to supply you with a list of past participants happy to share their insights into this guided Tour Monte Rosa Hike.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 75 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment and no later than 30 days prior to your trip start, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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My husband and I have trekked with Distant Journeys three times now and each and every experience has been exceptional. The guides are knowledgeable and fun, the trails challenging, the inns charming and the food has been outstanding. We would go anywhere, anytime with Andrea and Julie.

J. and P. White, Honolulu, HI