During this tour, you will stay in 3* hotels, small family-run hotels or mountain auberges (small simple hotels). With the exception of nights 7&8, all rooms are private en-suite. On nights 7 & 8 bathrooms may be shared between the occupants of two adjacent rooms. However from our experience, they are always clean with a plentiful supply of hot water! Importantly you will have your luggage with you every night; no need to buy and carry sleep sheets or towels and worry about what to carry with you for an overnight without your luggage.
All the accommodations are accustomed to welcoming trekkers and very well equipped to make your stay comfortable regardless of the weather conditions. Typically, rooms are simple but very comfortable. As many of the overnight stays are in small villages or towns, on occasion, we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process.
Should you also request a double room, please note it is the norm in Switzerland for two separate single beds with individual bed linen to be pushed together or even placed into one large bed frame.
Please note: due to limited accommodation on this walk, you may need to share a twin-bedded room with a fellow Auswalker of the same gender.
You will be provided with 12 breakfasts and 7 two-course dinners. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you, especially as ingredients and supplies can be hard to obtain in the mountains.
You will find in some of the smaller accommodations, dining is very often on communal tables with set mealtimes. This enables small kitchen teams to ensure everyone is fed on time and nobody is left hungry after a long day of trekking! Lunches can be purchased locally, which is a great part of the experience. The towns and villages you pass through are renowned for their specialty breads, cheeses and meats (many of which continue to be produced by hand). If you’re lucky enough to encounter a local farmers market, the choice and range of local foods are staggering. Many of your accommodations will also make a picnic lunch for you. A staff favourite is the Beaufort cheese from La Vallee des Glaciers, which you can purchase fresh from the farm. Within your daily walk notes, there are detailed suggestions of where to buy lunch each day.