Tour du Cervin Day 6: Europahutte - Gasenreid (then Saint Nicklaus)

This walk is part of the trek The Matterhorn Tour.

A new balcony stage at the foot of high summits separating the Zermatt and Saas Fee valleys.

Technical sheet
No. 4098360
A Randa walk posted on 31/03/15 by Tamtraductions. Update : 18/05/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h45[?]
Distance Distance : 9.38mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2808ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 6552ft
Highest point Highest point : 8927ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3698ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Randa
Starting point Starting point : N 46.10568° / E 7.806071°
Arrival Arrival : N 46.177446° / E 7.801962°
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Description

Leave Europahutte heading north (D) and keep heading in that direction, the path rotates along a track that follows elevation bends slightly uphill and down.

Go around several ridges (1) and thalwegs (2) reaching the small Grathorn summit (3) after a long walk over a rocky track. Go through the forest then a long downhill hike towards Gasenreid (4), end of the hike by foot.

Catch the postal bus to Saint-Niklaus (6), that's it for today.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 7441ft
1 : mi 1.26 - alt. 7651ft
2 : mi 2.16 - alt. 8563ft
3 : mi 5.92 - alt. 7543ft
4 : mi 8.18 - alt. 5344ft
A : mi 9.38 - alt. 3698ft

Useful Information

Water available in the streams, preferably purified first.
As indicated in the description, the hike ends at Gasenheid and the bus then takes you to Saint Niklaus. There is a trail linking the two villages but of no real significance, in order to complete the hike within 10 days we chose this option and will carry on so during the next stages.
This trail appears as a straight line on the overall route for simplicity reasons.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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Saint Niklaus, meaning Nicolas is a quaint village approaching Zermatt valley.

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