1 Via Alpina
1 Via Alpina
1 Via Alpina
1 Via Alpina
1 Via Alpina
1 Via Alpina

Hiking

Via Alpina

Via Alpina

Vaduz (Gaflei, FL)–Montreux

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Via Alpina

Via Alpina

The Via Alpina crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes. Straight through seven 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 seven 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.
The Via Alpina crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes. Straight through seven 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 seven 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.

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Schaan
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Mels
Alp Siez
Alp Siez
Weisstannen
Hotel Restaurant Gemse
Hotel Restaurant Gemse
Weisstannen
Gasthaus Segnes
Gasthaus Segnes
Elm
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Hotel Restaurant Adler
Linthal
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Hotel Restaurant Raben
Linthal
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
B&B Fam. Manser-Betschart
Linthal
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Adrenalin Backpackers Hostel
Braunwald
Berghotel Bischofalp
Berghotel Bischofalp
Elm
Naturfreundehaus Rietlig
Naturfreundehaus Rietlig
Spiringen
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Spiringen
Gasthaus Urnerboden
Gasthaus Urnerboden
Urnerboden
Hof Ratismatt
Hof Ratismatt
Spiringen
Hotel Zum Schwarzen Löwen
Hotel Zum Schwarzen Löwen
Altdorf UR
Berggahsthaus Brüsti
Berggahsthaus Brüsti
Attinghausen
Alp Grat
Alp Grat
Attinghausen
Spannorthütte SAC
Spannorthütte SAC
Engelberg
Berglodge Ristis
Berglodge Ristis
Engelberg
Jugendherberge Engelberg
Jugendherberge Engelberg
Engelberg
Hotel Crystal Engelberg
Hotel Crystal Engelberg
Engelberg
Hotel Bellevue-Terminus
Hotel Bellevue-Terminus
Engelberg
Bärghuis Jochpass
Bärghuis Jochpass
Engelberg
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
Jugendherberge Grindelwald
Jugendherberge Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Bauernhof Hagibodmen
Bauernhof Hagibodmen
Grindelwald
Bikehotel Lauberhorn
Bikehotel Lauberhorn
Grindelwald
Hotel Kirchbühl
Hotel Kirchbühl
Grindelwald
Jungfrau Lodge
Jungfrau Lodge
Grindelwald
Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
Mountain Hostel Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
Naturfreundehaus Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Parkhotel Schoenegg
Grindelwald
Wohlfühlhotel Kreuz + Post
Wohlfühlhotel Kreuz + Post
Grindelwald
Hotel Jungfrau
Hotel Jungfrau
Mürren
Valley Hostel
Valley Hostel
Lauterbrunnen
Naturfreundehaus Gorneren
Naturfreundehaus Gorneren
Kiental
Blümlisalphütte SAC
Blümlisalphütte SAC
Kandersteg
Doldenhornhütte SAC
Doldenhornhütte SAC
Kandersteg
Hotel Victoria Ritter AG
Hotel Victoria Ritter AG
Kandersteg
Familienhotel Alpina
Familienhotel Alpina
Adelboden
The Cambrian
The Cambrian
Adelboden
Berghotel Hahnenmoospass
Berghotel Hahnenmoospass
Adelboden
Bio-Hof Brandegg
Bio-Hof Brandegg
Lenk im Simmental
Hotel Kreuz
Hotel Kreuz
Lenk im Simmental
Sporthotel Victoria
Sporthotel Victoria
Gstaad
B&B SportGenussNatur
B&B SportGenussNatur
Gstaad
BnB Steimandli
BnB Steimandli
Gstaad
BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
Grund b. Gstaad
Ferienhaus Alpenblick
Ferienhaus Alpenblick
Gstaad
Hotel Arc-en-ciel
Hotel Arc-en-ciel
Gstaad
Posthotel Rössli
Posthotel Rössli
Gstaad
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste
Château-d'Oex
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Château-d'Oex
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Château d'Oex
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Montreux
Hôtel Helvétie
Hôtel Helvétie
Montreux
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Bookable offers

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Bärentrek - Hintere Gasse Meiringen-Adelboden oder Lenk
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Grindelwald Wander
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Lötschberg Panorama Trails
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Surenen Pass hike
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Places

Gaflei (FL)
Gaflei (FL)
Vaduz
Vaduz
Sargans
Sargans
Weisstannen
Weisstannen
Braunwald
Braunwald
Elm / Sernftal
Elm / Sernftal
Linthal
Linthal
Urnerboden
Urnerboden
Klausenpass
Klausenpass
Biel-Chinzig
Biel-Chinzig
Altdorf
Altdorf
Engelberg - Titlis
Engelberg - Titlis
Engstlenalp
Engstlenalp
Meiringen
Meiringen
Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen
Mürren
Mürren
Wengen
Wengen
Griesalp
Griesalp
Kandersteg
Kandersteg
Adelboden
Adelboden
Lenk in the Simmental
Lenk in the Simmental
Gstaad
Gstaad
L'Etivaz
L'Etivaz
Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Rossinière
Rossinière
Rochers-de-Naye
Rochers-de-Naye
Montreux
Montreux
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Places of interest

Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Schloss Vaduz
Schloss Vaduz
Vaduz Citytrain
Vaduz Citytrain
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Gonzen mine
Gonzen mine
Schloss Sargans
Schloss Sargans
Mels–Vermol
Mels–Vermol
Via Ferrata climbing routes
Via Ferrata climbing routes
Rüti–Braunwald
Rüti–Braunwald
Slate factory
Slate factory
Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO site)
Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO site)
Tell museum
Tell museum
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Benedictine Monastery Engelberg
Benedictine Monastery Engelberg
Cheese Factory
Cheese Factory
Folk Museum
Folk Museum
Via Ferrata climbing trails/Rope Park
Via Ferrata climbing trails/Rope Park
Trudy Trail
Trudy Trail
Jochpass Trail
Jochpass Trail
Hells Bells Trail
Hells Bells Trail
Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
Chaltenbrunnen
Chaltenbrunnen
Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge 
Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge 
Glacier Gorge Grindelwald
Glacier Gorge Grindelwald
Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg
Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg
Staubbachfall Lauterbrunnen
Staubbachfall Lauterbrunnen
Schilthorn
Schilthorn
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Hohstäg (Lauterbrunnen–Wengen)
Trümmelbachfälle
Trümmelbachfälle
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Freeride trail Sunnbüel-Kandersteg
Freeride trail Sunnbüel-Kandersteg
Chluse (Kandersteg–Gasteretal)
Chluse (Kandersteg–Gasteretal)
Pumppark Saanen
Pumppark Saanen
Petting zoo and playground at Foundation Alpenruhe in Saanen, Switzerland
Petting zoo and playground at Foundation Alpenruhe in Saanen, Switzerland
Natural Reserve of la Pierreuse
Natural Reserve of la Pierreuse
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle
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Swimming

Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
Outdoor baths Saanen
Outdoor baths Saanen
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization