The guides in Zermatt have named Spaghetti Tour the trip around the Monte Rosa Massif, because they spend most of the time in Italy eating spaghetti, so for us doing a variation of this tour around the Monte Rosa and spending most of the time in Switzerland it will be named Rösti Tour as we will be eating mostly this typical Vellese dish. We start from Alagna Valley and we reach Rima, where our accommodation, the charming Ristorante Alpino Hotel, will be a good surprise, then Macugnaga, Saas Fee, Zermatt, some of the more pretty and secluded villages at the beginning and the more famous of them at the end, where we can taste plenty of Rösti. But don’t worry as soon as we pass the border on the way back we will have a big plate of Spaghetti… and good Italian wine!
Rösti Tour Saas Fee & Zermatt
|Alagna, Saas Fee, Zermatt – Monte Rosa
|Advanced to Expert
|Max group size
|7 per guide
|Group of 7
|€ 1600 x person
|We can help you to find the gear you need or you can take your own. You need a safety kit (with ABS), ski touring set with skins, harness, crampons and training shoes.
Day by day program Rösti Tour Saas Fee & Zermatt:
1st day: Transfer from Milano Malpensa Airport to Alagna. Any gear you need or is missing we will rent in Alagna where we will also check together your equipment. Accommodation over night will be at Locanda Margherita B&B in Rassa, close to Alagna. A typical Italian dinner, and a couple of glasses of the tasty Gattinara wine in front of the fire will give us the first approach with the atmosphere of the Italian Alps.
2nd day: After a little transfer to Alagna (1205 m) we start the climb with skis and skins on to reach the Colle Mud (2324 m) and we ski down to Rima (1411 m) where we lodge for the night at the charming Ristorante Alpino Hotel. Here we will have a fantastic dinner with local tasty dishes and some of the best Piemonte wine.
3rd day: From Rima we climb up to Colle del Piccolo Altare (2684 m) and we ski down to Macugnaga (1307 m) where we stay for the night.
4th day: Easy and short day to recover from the long day of yesterday, with a good morning of freeriding in the Monte Moro resort and in the afternoon the long descent to reach Saas Almagell (1670 m) and Saas Fee.
5th day: Today is one of the longest days with the climb up to Adler Pass (3789 m) and the long ski down to Zermatt (1705 m). Relaxing evening at the Derby Hotel and good Italian food for dinner.
6th day: With the lift we reach Klein Matterhorn (3883 m) and we climb up to Breithorn (4159 m) or Pollux (4092 m) and we ski down to Rifugio Guide della Val d’Ayas (3400 m) where we will finally have a good plate of spaghetti.
7th day: From Rifugio Guide Val d’Ayas we climb up to Castore (4223 m) and we ski down all the way to Staffal in Gressoney Valley. With the lift we reach Passo dei Salati and we ski down to Alagna. Another night in Locanda Margherita with plenty of wonderful Italian food and wine!
8th day: Transfer day to go back to airport.
The program will be updated every day by the guide together with the group members, after knowing the expectations of everyone, the weather and the snow conditions.
Our guiding prices for this all-inclusive are based on the group size (I’ve seen it, take me to the BOOKING FORM)
|Price per person
– 6 days guiding with UIAGM mountain and ski guide.
– 2 nights accommodation half-board in Locanda Margherita B&B in Alagna valley, 1 night HB in Ristorante Alpino Hotel, 1 nights HB in mountain hut Rifugio delle Guide della Val d’Ayas, 3 night half-board hotel tourist class in Macugnaga, Saas Fee and Zermatt.
– Taxi Milano Malpensa Alagna and back and transfer in the valley are included.
– Lift passes and extra transfer if we have to change the itinerary in case of bad weather.
– Lunches and drinks in the huts/hotels.
– Mountain rescue insurance:
|We highly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance before undertaking any mountain activity.
You can have a look at your own country EUROP-ASSISTANCE, they normally have an outdoor insurance (Outdoor no problem), or we suggest to register as member of your country Alpine Club (like CAF or CAS or BMC, personal insurance is included and also discounted price at mountain huts. Here you can see the official list). If your country doesn’t have an Alpine Club you can also check out the Britannia Section of Alpenverein, that is now normally open also to non-resident in UK: www.alpenverein.at/britannia/membership/
– Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack and glacier equipment if required.
– ABS backpack and the ski touring gear is not included but we can arrange for it
We also recommend that you wear your protection ski helmet.
|Download the recommended EQUIPMENT LIST for this program here: Haute Route and more days ski touring Equipment list Eng.
Group size: max. 7 people per guide. Private groups only.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you.
All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and huts accommodation.
Program in collaboration with OVERALP Tour Operator.