Glacier 3000 Peak Walk: A Unique & Thrilling Experience

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Switzerland is famous for its many tall mountain summits that often attract serious Alpinists from all over the world. It’s also known for unique landmarks and natural attractions, and Glacier 3000 Peak Walk by Tissot is one of those. It’s a suspension bridge that connects the Col du Pillon and Scex Rouge mountain peaks and is the only attraction of its kind in the world.

This detailed guide covers how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect from the Glacier 3000 Peak Walk. Keep reading to learn more about this unique attraction in the Swiss mountains and get all the information necessary to plan your visit!

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Highlights of the Glacier 3000 Peak Walk

Glacier 3000 Peak Walk
Glacier 3000 Peak Walk

If you enjoy the occasional adrenaline rush, I’m pretty sure that will be the highlight of the Glacier 3000 Peak Walk for you. The feeling of standing on a suspension bridge between two mountain peaks is surreal, and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The views of the surrounding landscapes that stretch all the way to Mont Blanc are also pretty epic.

Additionally, if you want to do more things in the area, you can ride the Alpine coaster. It’s the world’s highest toboggan run, and it’s usually open from May until September, depending on snow conditions.

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General Information

Glacier 3000 cable car
Glacier 3000 cable car
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Opening Hours9 AM to 4-5 PM (Season dependent)
Ticket Prices Adults: 85 CHF
Children (6-16): 43 CHF
DiscountsSwiss travel pass, GA, Half-tax – 50% less
WebsiteGlacier3000.ch
AccessibilityAccess to the bridge is via stairs with a railing
Not accessible to wheelchairs & strollers
Note: Wheelchairs can get to the top of the gondola and the restaurant there
ParkingParking available at the base of the gondola
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Weather Conditions

The Peak Walk is open year-round, from 9 AM to 4-5 PM, depending on the season. The lifts stay open longer in the summer, and it’s generally recommended that you do this as a summer activity.

Bad weather can mean limited access to the suspension bridge connecting the two mountain peaks, and I would recommend that you plan this activity according to the weather forecast. Foggy weather means your views will be obstructed and you won’t even be able to see just how impressive the feat you completed was. But clear skies and sunny weather promise excellent visibility even high up in the mountains, and they’re the perfect conditions for the Glacier 3000 Peak Walk.

Pro Tip: Check the webcam before you go up to ensure the perfect weather for your Glacier 3000 walk.

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What Is Included

The ticket includes a round trip in a stunning cable car that will take you to the suspension bridge, the actual walk on the suspension bridge between the peaks, access to the Tissot viewpoint, a ride in the ice express chairlift, access to the fun park, and a glacier walk.

The price is fair if you can get a discount, especially since many other activities are also included with the ticket. But the full-price tickets are pricey, especially for groups of several adults.

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Advance ticket booking is not required, but it is recommended if you’re pressed for time and don’t want to stand in a queue.

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How To Get To Glacier 3000 Peak Walk

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Glacier 3000

The Glacier 3000 Peak Walk can be accessed by public transport and personal vehicle. If you have a car, you can just drive to Col du Pillon. It’s the bottom station of the gondola that transports passengers to the suspension bridge, and tickets for the Glacier 3000 will cover the gondola rides.

From Col du Pillon, you go to Cabane des Diablerets, where you can get in a cable car to take you to Scex Rouge where the peak walk is. If you are traveling by public transport in Switzerland, you should be able to take a bus from Les Diablerets to Col du Pillon.

Les Diablerets is serviced by train, but it is not always the simplest place to reach from major destinations like Geneva, Zurich or Bern. However, it could be a stopover on your way down from Interlaken to Montreux, if you are heading that way.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Glacier 3000 Peak Walk?

You can visit the Glacier 3000 Peak Walk whenever you want because it is open year-round, but the best time to visit is in the summer. The weather conditions are the best during the warmer months, and you don’t have to worry that your adventures will be delayed because of lift closure at the summit station or similar events. 

How long is the Glacier 3000 Peak Walk?

The Glacier 3000 Peak Walk suspension bridge is 107 meters long. It shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes to cross the bridge, even if you’re walking at a snail’s pace. Plan to spend around 2-3 hours here total, if you want to explore the area further and do other things while you’re there. 

Courtesy of Wikimedia for the image header.

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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