May 13, 2018 - 8:16 PM
I will be travelling to Switzerland with a friend for one week later in May. We have decided most of our route already - we are arriving in Zurich where we will stay a couple nights, then we are going to Geneva where we will stay a few days and visit another friend, and finally we will go to Basel for one day (our departing flight leaves from Basel).
Since we are not travelling to many places (we only need train tickets from Zurich to Geneva and from Geneva to Basel), we have decided not to purchase a multi-day rail pass. However, I would like to add in a day of hiking along mountains, perhaps in Zermatt or Lucerne. Individual tickets to these cities are expensive, so I am considering the Saver Day Pass. The plan would be instead of going from Zurich to Geneva right away, we might do Zurich to Zermatt early in the morning, spend the day hiking, and head to Geneva in the evening.
I know I can use the saver day pass to get from Zurich to Zermatt and then from Zermatt to Geneva, so my question is, once we get to Zermatt, how would we get to the hiking trails? Is there a bus? Are they walking distance? Any insight or alternative suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thank you!