Guidebook

Switzerland's Hidden Gem: The Tour de Soleil Ski Tour

A fantastic 6 day journey through one of the quieter corners of the Swiss Alps.

Description

With the Bernese Oberland peaks and the legendary summits of the Zermatt area close by, it's understandable that the Tour de Soleil is perhaps not as well known as it should be. However, although the mountains here might be overshadowed by some of their neighbours in terms of height, they certainly aren't surpassed anywhere in Switzerland for the quality of skiing they offer.

This tour was once a smuggler's route but nowadays is a civilised affair, passing between beautifully situated and welcoming mountain huts. That said, it still feels pleasantly wild and untamed, as is to be expected in such a peaceful and rugged part of the Swiss Alps.

Tour de Soleil: Piansecco to Rotondo Hut, via Witenwasserenstock

Tour de Soleil: Piansecco to Rotondo Hut, via Witenwasserenstock

8.1 km
Day 5: Piansecco to Rotondo Hut, via Witenwasserenstock
Private
Tour de Soleil: Pizzo Lucendro

Tour de Soleil: Pizzo Lucendro

12.1 km
Day 6: Pizzo Lucendro then down to Realp
Private
Tour de Soleil: Fald to Mittlenberg Hut

Tour de Soleil: Fald to Mittlenberg Hut

6.3 km
Day 1: A positioning day up the wild and beautiful Binntal to a lovely hut
Private
Tour de Soleil: Ascent of the Ofenhorn

Tour de Soleil: Ascent of the Ofenhorn

9.4 km
Day 2: Ascent of the Ofenhorn, 3236m
Private
Tour de Soleil: Margaroli Hut to Maria Luisa Hut

Tour de Soleil: Margaroli Hut to Maria Luisa Hut

9.5 km
Day 3: Margaroli Hut to Maria Luisa Hut
Private
Tour de Soleil: Maria Luisa Hut to Piansecco Hut

Tour de Soleil: Maria Luisa Hut to Piansecco Hut

9.2 km
Day 4: Maria Luisa Hut to Piansecco Hut
Private