7 ViaGottardo
7 ViaGottardo
7 ViaGottardo
7 ViaGottardo
7 ViaGottardo
7 ViaGottardo

Hiking

ViaGottardo

ViaGottardo

Basel–Chiasso

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ViaGottardo

ViaGottardo

What would the Gotthard be without its access routes? The ViaGottardo reaches the central Alpine pass from Chiasso in the south, from Schaffhausen in the northeast and from Basel in the northwest of Switzerland. There are many traces of these transport links to discover along the way.
The main route of the ViaGottardo followed the route from Basel over the Unteren Hauenstein and the Gotthardpass to Milan that was opened at the beginning of the 13th century. Its economic importance and ideological elevation as the lifeline of an independent Switzerland, make it an informative route on which to journey through the history and mythology of the country.

Along the way, a cross-section of Swiss settlements and cultural landscapes open out in such neatness that they could not be hiked in any other way. Since time immemorial, the Jura and Mitteland as transport-landscapes have stood in the shadow of those highly symbolic monuments of the Gotthard transit: the Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge) embodies the momentous opening-up of Central Switzerland in the Middle Ages; the Tremolastrasse, the groundbreaking engineered road through the Alps; the Gotthard Railway, the triumph of industrialization; the motorway tunnel, symbol of mass motorization and sunny holiday dreams and the NEAT, a future-oriented transfer of transit traffic from road to rail.
What would the Gotthard be without its access routes? The ViaGottardo reaches the central Alpine pass from Chiasso in the south, from Schaffhausen in the northeast and from Basel in the northwest of Switzerland. There are many traces of these transport links to discover along the way.
The main route of the ViaGottardo followed the route from Basel over the Unteren Hauenstein and the Gotthardpass to Milan that was opened at the beginning of the 13th century. Its economic importance and ideological elevation as the lifeline of an independent Switzerland, make it an informative route on which to journey through the history and mythology of the country.

Along the way, a cross-section of Swiss settlements and cultural landscapes open out in such neatness that they could not be hiked in any other way. Since time immemorial, the Jura and Mitteland as transport-landscapes have stood in the shadow of those highly symbolic monuments of the Gotthard transit: the Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge) embodies the momentous opening-up of Central Switzerland in the Middle Ages; the Tremolastrasse, the groundbreaking engineered road through the Alps; the Gotthard Railway, the triumph of industrialization; the motorway tunnel, symbol of mass motorization and sunny holiday dreams and the NEAT, a future-oriented transfer of transit traffic from road to rail.
320 km | 20 Stages
10400 m | 10300 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Basel SBB
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Construction work: Train station Liestal
Duration
31.03.2020 - 31.03.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
Due to the construction work, further local diversions may occur at short notice, which are signalled on site.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations
Construction work: Train station Liestal
Duration
31.03.2020 - 31.03.2021
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
Due to the construction work, further local diversions may occur at short notice, which are signalled on site.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Chiasso
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Accommodation

Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
B&B Sunnesite
B&B Sunnesite
Pratteln
B&B Tomsi
B&B Tomsi
Pratteln
Hotel Restaurant Bienenberg
Hotel Restaurant Bienenberg
Liestal
Seiler's Hotel
Seiler's Hotel
Liestal
Hotel Restaurant zur Sonne
Hotel Restaurant zur Sonne
Sissach
Bed & Breakfast Rünenberg
Bed & Breakfast Rünenberg
Rünenberg
Bad Ramsach Quellhotel
Bad Ramsach Quellhotel
Läufelfingen
Gasthof Löwen
Gasthof Löwen
Wisen
Hupp Lodge
Hupp Lodge
Wisen
Neumatt Hof
Neumatt Hof
Hauenstein
Hotel Restaurant Froburg
Hotel Restaurant Froburg
Wisen
Hotel Restaurant zur Kapelle
Hotel Restaurant zur Kapelle
Trimbach
Hotel Amaris
Hotel Amaris
Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Hotel Krone AG
Hotel Krone AG
Aarburg
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Zofingen
Hotel Engel
Hotel Engel
Zofingen
Camping Sursee
Camping Sursee
Sursee
Focus Hotel
Focus Hotel
Sursee
Straussenfarm am Sempachersee
Straussenfarm am Sempachersee
Sempach Stadt
TCS Camping Sempach
TCS Camping Sempach
Sempach
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Neuenkirch
Swissfarm Wurzelbaumhaus
Swissfarm Wurzelbaumhaus
Neuenkirch
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Hotel Continental Park
Hotel Continental Park
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
Vitznau
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Beckenried
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Beckenried
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Wissig-Hof
Wissig-Hof
Seelisberg
Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
Hotel Stern und Post
Hotel Stern und Post
Amsteg
The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
B&B Motta
B&B Motta
Airolo
B&B Gottardo
B&B Gottardo
Airolo
Casa Arcobaleno
Casa Arcobaleno
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
Capanna Föisc
Capanna Föisc
Quinto
Capanna Garzonera
Capanna Garzonera
Quinto
Motel Gottardo Sud
Motel Gottardo Sud
Piotta
Capanna Tremorgio
Capanna Tremorgio
Prato Leventina
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Elvezia
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Elvezia
Lavorgo
Osteria Anzonico
Osteria Anzonico
Anzonico
Hotel Defanti
Hotel Defanti
Lavorgo
Ostello Capuccini Faido
Ostello Capuccini Faido
Faido
Casa bnb Ticinetto
Casa bnb Ticinetto
Gironico
Albergo al Giardinetto
Albergo al Giardinetto
Biasca
Ostello Cresciano
Ostello Cresciano
Cresciano
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Hotel Bellinzona Sud
Hotel Bellinzona Sud
Monte Carasso
Camping Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Capanna Cremorasco
Capanna Cremorasco
Camorino
Hotel Internazionale
Hotel Internazionale
Bellinzona
Hotel Unione
Hotel Unione
Bellinzona
Capanna Pianturin
Capanna Pianturin
Cadenazzo
Capanna Ginestra
Capanna Ginestra
Agno
Hotel Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
Tesserete
Hotel Vezia
Vezia
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Savosa
Guesthouse Lugano Center
Guesthouse Lugano Center
Lugano
Albergo Acquarello
Albergo Acquarello
Lugano
Albergo Delfino
Albergo Delfino
Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Lugano
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
Lugano
Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
Capanna Caviano (Castel S.Pietro)
Capanna Caviano (Castel S.Pietro)
Castel S. Pietro
Hotel Conca Bella
Hotel Conca Bella
Vacallo
Mövenpick Albergo Touring
Mövenpick Albergo Touring
Chiasso
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Bookable offers

7 Via Gottardo: Leventinaweg
7 Via Gottardo: Leventinaweg
Highlights of Ticino
Highlights of Ticino
7 Via Gottardo: Bellinzona - Lugano
7 Via Gottardo: Bellinzona - Lugano
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Places

Basel
Basel
Pratteln
Pratteln
Liestal
Liestal
Sissach
Sissach
Läufelfingen
Läufelfingen
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Olten
Olten
Zofingen
Zofingen
Sursee
Sursee
Sempach
Sempach
Bürgenstock
Bürgenstock
Lucerne
Lucerne
Vitznau
Vitznau
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Gersau
Gersau
Brunnen
Brunnen
Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Morschach
Morschach
Sisikon
Sisikon
Flüelen
Flüelen
Altdorf
Altdorf
Erstfeld
Erstfeld
Amsteg
Amsteg
Wassen
Wassen
Göschenen
Göschenen
Andermatt
Andermatt
Airolo
Airolo
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
Rodi
Rodi
Anzonico
Anzonico
Lavorgo
Lavorgo
Osco
Osco
Biasca
Biasca
Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Medeglia
Medeglia
Tesserete
Tesserete
Lugano
Lugano
Morcote
Morcote
Mendrisio
Mendrisio
Chiasso
Chiasso
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Places of interest

Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo
Basel's Old Town
Basel's Old Town
Basler Cathedral
Basler Cathedral
City Hall and Marktplatz
City Hall and Marktplatz
Exhibition Tower
Exhibition Tower
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Pfalz
Pfalz
Spalentor
Spalentor
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Museum
Tinguely Museum
Swiss Writer's Path
Swiss Writer's Path
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Tell museum
Tell museum
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
Waterworld Göschenen
Waterworld Göschenen
Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Cheese factory Gottardo
Cheese factory Gottardo
Gotthard Pass trade route
Gotthard Pass trade route
Malle-poste historique
Malle-poste historique
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Ritom funicular
Ritom funicular
Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)
Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)
Art and history in Giornico
Art and history in Giornico
Church SS. Pietro and Paolo
Church SS. Pietro and Paolo
Waterfall di Santa Petronilla
Waterfall di Santa Petronilla
Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta
Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta
Teatro Sociale
Teatro Sociale
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Funicular Monte Brè
Funicular Monte Brè
San Salvatore
San Salvatore
The San Grato Botanical Park
The San Grato Botanical Park
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Museo dei Fossili
Museo dei Fossili
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Pumptrack Mendrisio
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Swimming

Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Gitterlibad swimming complex
Gitterlibad swimming complex
Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Reiden baths
Reiden baths
Stämpfel Nebikon swimming baths
Stämpfel Nebikon swimming baths
Lakeside bathing place Sursee
Lakeside bathing place Sursee
Lido Eich
Lido Eich
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Lido Weggis
Lido Weggis
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Flüelen lido
Flüelen lido
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
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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