Via Alpina – 1

Itinerary :

Day 1:  Buchs - Sargans - Weistannen
Hike Buchs - Sargans: 5:30
A gentle start – From Buchs railway station you follow the left edge of the Rhine Valley on your way to Sargans. From Sargans, postal bus transfer to Weisstannen (not included).

Day 2:  Weistannen - Foo Pass - Elm
Hike Untersäss - Elm: 5:30
This long stretched-out pass crossing Foo Pass (2223m) leads into wild scenery with magnificent waterfalls.
Tip: Ask in the hotel for the transfer by car to Untersäss (approx. CHF 10.–).

Day 3:  Elm - Richetli Pass - Linthal / Braunwald
Hike Empächli - Linthal: 5:00
On this easy panoramic high mountain trail with superb views, you will reach Obererbs with a mountain cabin serving refreshments. This is where the climb starts in earnest up to Erbser Stock, on to Wichlenmatt grassland and up further to Richetli Pass (2261m).
Tip:  Aerial cable cable car from Elm (977m) to Empächli (1485m).

Day 4:  Linthal / Braunwald - Urnerboden
Hike Braunwald - Urnerboden: 3:00
From Braunwald you will enjoy a beautiful relaxing panoramic route. Experience alpine summer life in the holiday resort of Braunwald undisturbed by cars, and also Urnerboden Switzerland’s largest Alp.
Tip:   Aerial cable car from Linthal to Braunwald.

Day 5:  Urnerboden - Klausen Pass - Attinghausen Hike Fiseten
Pass - Urigen: 5:00
The Clariden mountain trail from Fiseten Pass (2036m) to Klausen Pass (1948m) does not actually run over Mt Clariden, but you nevertheless get to feel the enormity of the
massif and the cold breath of the nearby glacier. Take the postal bus from Urigen to Attinghausen.
Tip:   Aerial cable car from Urnerboden to Fisetenpass.

Day 6:  Attinghausen - Surenen Pass - Engelberg
Hike Brüsti - Fürenalp: 5:00
This is a historic pass walk which begins in Brüsti with a spectacular ridge walk from which there is a grand vista over Lake Uri.
Tip:  Aerial cable car up to Brüsti (1530m). Take the intersecting path over to Fürenalp to enable you to reach Engelberg in comfort by cablecar and bus.

Day 7:   Engelberg - Joch Pass - Meiringen
Hike Joch Pass - Planplatten: 5:00
A breathtaking panoramic hiking trail with only minimal differences in altitude but magnificent views of Mt Titlis, Engstlensee and the Bernese Alps.
Tip:   Aerial cable car from Planplatten to Meiringen.

Inclusions : 

  • 6 Overnight Stay at Standard Hotels
  • Breakfast (usually a buffet)
  • Daily luggage transportation
  • Route guide and detailed travel documentation
  • 7-day English speaking Helpline, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Taxes and VAT