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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
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Tour de Soleil: Piansecco to Rotondo Hut, via Witenwasserenstock

8.1 km1,057 m473 m39°
Day 5: Piansecco to Rotondo Hut, via Witenwasserenstock
Severe
Private
Tour de Soleil: Pizzo Lucendro
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Tour de Soleil: Pizzo Lucendro

12.1 km853 m1,871 m45°
Day 6: Pizzo Lucendro then down to Realp
Severe
Private
Tour de Soleil: Fald to Mittlenberg Hut

Tour de Soleil: Fald to Mittlenberg Hut

6.3 km909 m71 m35°
Day 1: A positioning day up the wild and beautiful Binntal to a lovely hut
Difficult
Private
Tour de Soleil: Ascent of the Ofenhorn
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Tour de Soleil: Ascent of the Ofenhorn

9.4 km920 m1,122 m41°
Day 2: Ascent of the Ofenhorn, 3236m
Severe
Private
Tour de Soleil: Margaroli Hut to Maria Luisa Hut
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Tour de Soleil: Margaroli Hut to Maria Luisa Hut

9.5 km1,020 m1,055 m41°
Day 3: Margaroli Hut to Maria Luisa Hut
Difficult
Private
Tour de Soleil: Maria Luisa Hut to Piansecco Hut
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Tour de Soleil: Maria Luisa Hut to Piansecco Hut

9.2 km641 m819 m36°
Day 4: Maria Luisa Hut to Piansecco Hut
Difficult
Private