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88 - Sunny City: Zurich-Zermatt, Switzerland Hotel: Hyatt
Transport: Tram No. 7 - SBB InterCity Rail - SBB Glacier Express - Gornergrat Cog Train
- Events of the Day
hiking was the objective today and was successfully accomplished at the
Matterhorn mountain range - all with bright sunshine and deep blue
train from Zurich to Bern was a quick hour (from East to West
Switzerland) with another hour to Visp. Next came the Glacier Express
that climbs to the alpine town of Zermatt. Glaciers and peaks are
seen early in the Express train route - cars wrapped with large windows
on the side and continued into the roof.
train station was across the street from the Gornergrat cog train -
which travels to a nearby mountain peak (10,132 Ft elevation) and
starts the trail head. However, the full service hotel,
restaurant, and yes, a mini mall, allowed for a lunch time break.
return trail back to Zermatt is about 4 hours and the breathtaking
views (literally) required multiple stops for photo opportunities.
Rock and slate were the starting level, followed by alpine
grasses and flowers, and then to the tree level. A few small
lakes and creeks embellished the hike. Most of the hike included
different perspectives of the Matterhorn with shoulders of glaciers.
the hike, a few stops at the Zermatt stores were included and onto the
return train trip - with plenty of official Matterhorn sunburns and
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