55 ViaSuworow
55 ViaSuworow

Hiking

ViaSuworow

ViaSuworow

Airolo–Ilanz

Route report
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ViaSuworow

ViaSuworow

In autumn 1799, Russian General Suvorov and his army crossed through the Swiss Alps in order to oust the French from the country. The ViaSuworow follows the route of this campaign through breathtaking mountain landscape.
Coming from Italy, the Russians crossed the Ticino border at Ponte Tresa, marched over the Monte Ceneri, through the Leventina valley and over the Gotthard, to push forward to Ursern and through the Reusstal valley as far as Altdorf. Resistance by the French at the Urnersee lake and in the Glarner lowlands forced Suvorov to evade them by marching over the Chinzig Chulm and Pragel passes and finally to retreat through the Sernftal valley and over the Panixer pass into the Surselva. The Russian troops left the region of the former Three Leagues alliance via the Rheintal valley in the direction of Russia.

The Suvorov memorials on the Gotthard and in the Schöllenen gorge are reminders of these dramatic events, as are the general's quarters in listed buildings such as the Muotathal Monastery and the Suvorov House in Elm.

In addition to the historic sites along the route, the natural setting is also exceptionally impressive. Rugged mountain valleys, scenic passes, mountain lakes and rivers can all be enjoyed without any worries - in contrast to Suvorov’s troops, who had to march the route under time pressure, enemy attacks and the onset of winter.
In autumn 1799, Russian General Suvorov and his army crossed through the Swiss Alps in order to oust the French from the country. The ViaSuworow follows the route of this campaign through breathtaking mountain landscape.
Coming from Italy, the Russians crossed the Ticino border at Ponte Tresa, marched over the Monte Ceneri, through the Leventina valley and over the Gotthard, to push forward to Ursern and through the Reusstal valley as far as Altdorf. Resistance by the French at the Urnersee lake and in the Glarner lowlands forced Suvorov to evade them by marching over the Chinzig Chulm and Pragel passes and finally to retreat through the Sernftal valley and over the Panixer pass into the Surselva. The Russian troops left the region of the former Three Leagues alliance via the Rheintal valley in the direction of Russia.

The Suvorov memorials on the Gotthard and in the Schöllenen gorge are reminders of these dramatic events, as are the general's quarters in listed buildings such as the Muotathal Monastery and the Suvorov House in Elm.

In addition to the historic sites along the route, the natural setting is also exceptionally impressive. Rugged mountain valleys, scenic passes, mountain lakes and rivers can all be enjoyed without any worries - in contrast to Suvorov’s troops, who had to march the route under time pressure, enemy attacks and the onset of winter.

Services

Accommodation

B&B Motta
B&B Motta
Airolo
Casa Arcobaleno
Casa Arcobaleno
Airolo
B&B Gottardo
B&B Gottardo
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Hotel Stern und Post
Hotel Stern und Post
Amsteg
Naturfreundehaus Rietlig
Naturfreundehaus Rietlig
Spiringen
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Spiringen
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
Muotathal
Glärnischhütte SAC
Glärnischhütte SAC
Klöntal
Berghotel Bischofalp
Berghotel Bischofalp
Elm
Gasthaus Elmer
Gasthaus Elmer
Matt
Gasthaus Segnes
Gasthaus Segnes
Elm
Hotel Rätia
Hotel Rätia
Ilanz
Kloster Ilanz - Haus der Begegnung
Kloster Ilanz - Haus der Begegnung
Ilanz
Ustria Mundaun
Ustria Mundaun
Castrisch
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Places

Airolo
Airolo
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
Andermatt
Andermatt
Göschenen
Göschenen
Wassen
Wassen
Amsteg
Amsteg
Erstfeld
Erstfeld
Altdorf
Altdorf
Biel-Chinzig
Biel-Chinzig
Muotathal
Muotathal
Glarus
Glarus
Hinter Klöntal
Hinter Klöntal
Elm / Sernftal
Elm / Sernftal
Ilanz
Ilanz
Pigniu / Panix
Pigniu / Panix
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Places of interest

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)
Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Waterworld Göschenen
Waterworld Göschenen
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Tell museum
Tell museum
Hölloch - Muotathal
Hölloch - Muotathal
Staldenweg
Staldenweg
Flowtrail Glarus
Flowtrail Glarus
Engi quarry
Engi quarry
Slate factory
Slate factory
Vorderrhein Raft
Vorderrhein Raft
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Swimming

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