If you travel from far or close running the race is one part of the adventure. You are in one of the most beautiful spots in the world and there is much more to see and experience at locations around the race location.
On this page you can find some places we recommend to visit before or after the race. While arranging any activities please make sure what the current COVID19 status is for that location or establishment. Some locations might need prior reservations to keep the visitor count low.
Zermatt and GornergradZermatt is the highest ski area in the Alps. The village is surrounded by glaciers and mythical mountains such as the Matterhorn and is a Mecca for alpinists. As a symbol of the Valais, the Matterhorn with its distinctive pyramid shape is known all over the world. The Gornergrat Bahn takes you from Zermatt to one of the most beautiful viewpoints to admire the mountain of mountains.
Saas Fee, Mittelallalin and Ice PavilionThe Metro Alpin Saas-Fee is the highest underground funicular in the world. It connects the Felskinn mountain station near the Fee Glacier, on which guided hikes are offered, with the Mittelallalin. Here you will find the highest rotating panorama restaurant in the world and the famous ice pavilion, the largest glacier cave in the world.
Amazing Viewpoint EggishornIf you want the most incredible view of the Swiss Alps as close by the race location then we highly recommend going to the Eggishorn. You will take the gondola in Fiesch towards Fiescheralp and change to a mountain cable car which takes you to the Eggishorn. The Eggishorn is also the finish line of the Swiss Alps 100 Vertical.
Natural Hot Springs in LeukerbadEvery day 3.9 million liters of mineral-rich, 51 degrees Celsius hot water gush from the local springs into the 30 thermal pools of Leukerbad. There are two main hot spring facilies: Leukerbad Therme (Burgerbad), which is very family friendly and the Alpentherme, which is directed towards adults without children.
Natural Hot Springs in BrigerbadIf you want to enjoy a natural hot spring but don't want to drive too far the Thermalquellen Brigerbad is a good alternative. The drive from the race to Brigerbad is about 30 minutes. You can also take the train from Fiesch to Brig and the bus from Brig to Brigerbad.
St-Léonard Underground LakeThe lake St-Léonard underground is the largest in Europe, at 300 metres long, 20 metres wide and 10 metres deep. The boat trip enables visitors to discover the nooks and crannies of this lake cavern with its distinctive atmosphere. There is also an educational area where you can learn more about how the lakes and the Alps as a whole were formed.
GelmerbahnA trip on the Gelmerbahn is an experience like no other, with a turquoise mountain lake awaiting you after the rattling 12-minute trip backwards up the mountain.
Maison CallierYou're in Switzerland so you have to visit a real Swiss Chocolate factory! One of the best Swiss Chocolate is Maison Cailler and at their chocolate factory in Broc, you can explore the world of Cailler.
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