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ViaGottardo

Stage 10, Andermatt–Gotthardpass

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From Andermatt the hike continues to Hospental, a typical mountain-pass village with refuge shelters, a customs post and guest houses. The route then leads along part of the cobbled post coach road dating from 1830 and the old pack-animal trail up to the pass to the Hospiz (hostel).
Andermatt, situated in the impressive Ursern high-altitude valley at 1,436 metres above sea level, lies at the crossroads of several mountain pass routes, such as the Oberalp Pass into Graubunden, the Furka Pass into Valais and the Gotthard Pass into Ticino. Since the legendary Devil's Bridge was built at the start of the 13th century, the connecting arterial route between northern and southern Europe passed through Andermatt. Leaving the village, you cross the Furkareuss river and pass the beautifully manicured golf course. Blooming wildflower meadows separate the facility from the road.

Hospental is a typical mountain pass village with a "Susthaus" (storehouse), customs post and guest houses. It is where the Furka and Furkareuss rivers converge. Following the latter, the route becomes steeper and closer to nature. From Gamssteg a magnificent trail leads across the high plain. Amazing fact: the mountain pass road is barely audible. From afar, you can see the ventilation shaft of the Gotthard Tunnel, which, a few hundred metres below, represents the most important transit corridor through the Swiss Alps.

After about two and a half hours, you pass the Mätteli and soon after the Brigghubel on the border with Ticino. Along the Gotthard Pass road, the route climbs up to the summit (2,109 metres above sea level). In addition to being the most important north-south trans-Alpine route, the Gotthard is also a language border and Europe's wellspring. The pass forms the watershed between the Mediterranean and the North Sea and is home to the sources of major rivers such as the Rhine, Reuss, Rhone and Ticino. After passing numerous lakes, the stage ends at Gotthard-Hospiz (hostel).
From Andermatt the hike continues to Hospental, a typical mountain-pass village with refuge shelters, a customs post and guest houses. The route then leads along part of the cobbled post coach road dating from 1830 and the old pack-animal trail up to the pass to the Hospiz (hostel).
Andermatt, situated in the impressive Ursern high-altitude valley at 1,436 metres above sea level, lies at the crossroads of several mountain pass routes, such as the Oberalp Pass into Graubunden, the Furka Pass into Valais and the Gotthard Pass into Ticino. Since the legendary Devil's Bridge was built at the start of the 13th century, the connecting arterial route between northern and southern Europe passed through Andermatt. Leaving the village, you cross the Furkareuss river and pass the beautifully manicured golf course. Blooming wildflower meadows separate the facility from the road.

Hospental is a typical mountain pass village with a "Susthaus" (storehouse), customs post and guest houses. It is where the Furka and Furkareuss rivers converge. Following the latter, the route becomes steeper and closer to nature. From Gamssteg a magnificent trail leads across the high plain. Amazing fact: the mountain pass road is barely audible. From afar, you can see the ventilation shaft of the Gotthard Tunnel, which, a few hundred metres below, represents the most important transit corridor through the Swiss Alps.

After about two and a half hours, you pass the Mätteli and soon after the Brigghubel on the border with Ticino. Along the Gotthard Pass road, the route climbs up to the summit (2,109 metres above sea level). In addition to being the most important north-south trans-Alpine route, the Gotthard is also a language border and Europe's wellspring. The pass forms the watershed between the Mediterranean and the North Sea and is home to the sources of major rivers such as the Rhine, Reuss, Rhone and Ticino. After passing numerous lakes, the stage ends at Gotthard-Hospiz (hostel).
13 km
780 m | 120 m
4 h 00 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andermatt
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections

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Ascent Gotthardpass (from Andermatt)
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Ascent Gotthardpass (from Andermatt)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Andermatt, Bahnhof–Gotthard, Passhöhe
or
Gotthard, Passhöhe–Andermatt, Bahnhof
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 900m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Gotthard Passhöhe
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Contact

Signpost management
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Services

Accommodation

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
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Places

Andermatt
Andermatt
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
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Places of interest

Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Gotthard Pass trade route
Gotthard Pass trade route
Malle-poste historique
Malle-poste historique
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
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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