The ‘Matterhorn Alpine Crossing’ will allow travelers to travel from Switzerland to Italy in just two hours for the first time in history. This is also Europe’s tallest cable car crossing, and it was opened in Switzerland. The three-string cable car will rise more than 4000 m, which is the biggest altitude difference in all of Europe. It is the highest border crossing on the continent.
As a result, the distance between Breuil-Cervinia in Italy and the Matterhorn resort of Zermatt in Switzerland will be greatly shortened. At the Testa Grigia station, where the cable car is running, curiously, guests can stand with one foot in Italy and the other in Switzerland!
The Valle d’Aosta region will now be accessible to tourists who may experience the breathtaking location and charming homes built in traditional Walliser (Valaisan) architecture. In the area, people can also go horseback riding, motorcycling, hiking, skiing, and playing golf.
There will be 35 opulent cabins in the gondola, to elaborate on the cable car. Each will present breathtaking 360-degree views of the spectacular Matterhorn from various angles. In addition, the cycle will stop at nine mountain stations. Five of these will be on the Swiss side, and four will be on the Italian side.
The trip can be made a day trip by purchasing a return ticket or a one-way ticket with an optional start in Zermatt, Switzerland, or Cervinia, Italy.