Feb 12, 2018 - 12:23 AM
Thank you for the great information. I didn't realize that the Jungfraujoch Region is four hours away from Zermatt.
We're trying to decide if we should go to the Jungfraujoch Region first and then onto Zermatt. The goal of staying in Zermatt is to give us multiple chances to go to the Klein Matterhorn if the weather is bad. Or a day trip to Montreaux might be better.
This is a tough decision because this trip is centered around being able to go to the Klein Matterhorn. One of the major travel books/writer only rates Zermatt as a 1 and Grimmelwald/Berner Oberland as a 3. We've never been to Switzerland so it's difficult to know if this rating is really the writer's personal preference or if Zermatt is really only a third as good. We're going to see the beautiful scenery and mountains and are not interested in sledding or other sports. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Here are more questions:
1. If we get a cheap fare from Bonn to Zermatt via the Deutsche Bahn site, do we have to double the cost of the portion that is within Switzerland if we don't have a Swiss Travel Pass for that day?
2. Is a regional train from St Moritz to Pontresina to Tirano an option?
3. Is there a way to go from Tirano to Milan without having to go to Lake Como and Lugano?
4. Is there a bus from St.Moritz to Chiavenna to Colico (transfer to train) to Milan? And is there a chance that the road will be closed in mid-May?
It's difficult to look at maps and timetables and figure out whether these are even options that we should consider. Thank you for your help!