Alpine Pass Route

(Until 2008 also called Alpine Pass Route ) The Via Alpina in Switzerland is a strenuous trek through the Swiss Alps from east (Vaduz ) to West ( Montreux on Lake Geneva ). She is the walking route 1 to Hiking in Switzerland. Your first fifteen stages are part of the Alpine-wide long-distance routes Systems Via Alpina (from Vaduz to Adelboden: Green Lane, from Adelboden to Lenk: red path ). The stages of Meiringen to steering also coincide with a distance back alley.

340 km distance, 19 passes, 18,000 vertical meters to climb. Many passports are known: Foopass, Richetlipass, Klausen Pass, Surenenpass, Grosse and Kleine Scheidegg, Sefinenfurgge, Hohtürli, Bunderchrinde, Hahnenmoospass, Trüttlisbergpass, Col des Mosses, others to rediscover. Some of these transitions (eg Sefinenfurgge, Hohtürli ) lead over exposed places and in part are steep scree slopes to cross. Here and there is much to be expected well into the summer with snow fields, which is why you should always be well informed.

At least two weeks shall be provided for the entire long-distance hike, bad weather fronts can force unwanted pauses. Of course, the alpine pass route can be divided into sections or facilitated by the use of public transport.

The route

  • From Vaduz along the Rhine to Sargan
  • Over the Foopass to Elm
  • About the Richetlipass to Linthal
  • About the Klausen Pass to Altdorf
  • About the Surenenpass to Engelberg
  • About the Joch Pass to Meiringen
  • About the Grosse Scheidegg to Grindelwald
  • About the Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen
  • About the Sefinenfurgge to Griesalp
  • About the Hohtürli to Kandersteg
  • About the Bunderchrinde to Adelboden
  • About the Hahnenmoospass to Lenk
  • About the Trüttlisbergpass to Lauenen
  • About the Krinne to Gsteig
  • About the Col des Andérets after Col des Mosses
  • Over the Col de chaude to Montreux