Tour du Wildhorn

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Trail description

Switzerland of course has its classics when it comes to hiking, and the “Tour du Wildhorn” definitely belongs to that category. On this route you explore the region around the Wildhorn, a 3248 meter high mountain. The Wildhorn is the highest mountain in the western Bernese Alps and is characterized by a glacier stretching over the summit.

Photo by Richard Allaway

The tour is not the most technical one in Switzerland, but you still have to take into account a relatively dangerous passage to the Col des Audannes (2886m). Ladders and fixed steel cables make your climb a little easier.
There are plenty of cabins on the route, so you can sleep in a cosy bed every night and enjoy a delicious meal.

Photo by Hans Braxmeier

With the Tour du Wildhorn you immerse yourself during four days in a landscape full of vast alpine meadows, impressive glaciers and spectacular views. Prepare yourself for a challenging hike through alpine and rocky terrain, where you regularly have to overcome significant differences in altitude.

Photo by Dirk Beyer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

 You can make the route even more challenging, by adding the climb to the Arpelistock (3055 m), the Wildstrubel (3244m), the Schnidehorn (2937m) and of course the Wildhorn itself (3248m) to the route.

Photo by Dirk Beyer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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