Via Alpina Hike Swiss Cantons

The Via Alpina crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes. Straight through six Swiss cantons with a vast variety of culture, geology and topography. Wide roads end in high ridge trails. The route is lined with one of the world’s most diverse variety of flora and fauna.The Via Alpina crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes. Hikers experience a fascinating variety of culture, geology and topography on a journey across six Swiss Cantons. Peaceful oases of relaxation alternate with flourishing tourist centres.Wide roads end in dizzying, breezy ridge trails. There’s no better way to get to know the many facets of Swiss Alpine culture. Discover ultra-modern alps with pipelines and a showroom on the path as well as alp huts where pigs, goats and cows watch an Alpine herdsman making cheese in a copper cauldron over an open fire.

The scene changes from a pleasant family holiday resort to stylish Gstaad. The route is lined with one of the world’s most diverse variety of flora and fauna. Shifts, thrusts, depressions and rockfalls are evidence of an interesting geological structure. Breathtaking panoramas interchange with tiny wayside gems and there are many gastronomic treats in store.

Length:

370 km

Vaduz (Gaflei, FL)–Montreux: 24400 m
Montreux–Vaduz (Gaflei, FL): 25600 m
This hike nay be done in stages.

Stages (can be combined or mixed in any way. Provides complete list for 19 sections of the trail. Each section is about a day hike at moderate hiking rate.)

1.1 Vaduz (Gaflei, FL)–Sargans

1.2 Sargans–Weisstannen                    

1.3 Weisstannen–Elm

1.4 Elm–Linthal

1.5 Linthal–Urner Boden

1.6 Urner Boden–Altdorf (UR)

1.7 Altdorf (UR)–Engelberg                 

1.8 Engelberg–Engstlenalp

1.9 Engstlenalp–Meiringen

1.10 Meiringen–Grindelwald

1.11 Grindelwald–Lauterbrunnen                     

1.12 Lauterbrunnen–Griesalp

1.13 Griesalp–Kandersteg

1.14 Kandersteg–Adelboden                           

1.15 Adelboden–Lenk

1.16 Lenk–Gstaad

1.17 Gstaad–L’Etivaz

1.18 L’Etivaz–Rochers de Naye

1.19 Rochers de Naye–Montreux

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