Hiking holidays Alpine passes trail Olivone - Ulrichen TO

Hiking: Alpine passes trail

A couple of steps

Leave those pointed, stone church steeples of Ticino behind as you walk from the canton of Ticino towards Valais. While you will hear Italian language on the first days, soon German or even French is spoken in the end of your walking days.

But this hike does not only show different cultures and languages but also different landscapes and nature. Wild and rocky close to the Gotthard pass, dreamy and secluded in the Leventina and mild and playful in the area of Goms in Valais. A couple of steps can make a whole lot of a difference in Switzerland.

Moderate
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

A day in or above the Valle Santa Maria, stretching up from Olivone to the Passo del Lucomagno. Preserved marshland areas of national significance with rich flora at Capanna Dötra. By bus back to your hotel in Olivone. 

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
1'035 m
175 m

Bus back to Acquacalda and ascent to Passo del Sole, the rock changes from sediment to granite. The Val Piora is one of the largest and most peaceful high plateaux in the Swiss Alps. On foot or with one of the world’s steepest funiculars down to the Leventina.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 16 km
725 m
625 m

The cable car takes you up to Pesciüm. The long panoramic stage to All’Acqua reveals the southern charm of the valley: airy larch woods, the tiny villages of Ossasco, Villa, Bedretto and Ronco down below. Latin-style stone houses dotted between typical Valais wooden houses.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 13 km
450 m
590 m

The Val Corno stretching up from Cap. Gorno-Gries to Passo del Corno is very interesting in landscape and geological terms. Garnet inclusions in slate on the Griesspass, picturesque Griessee on the edge of a glacier world. Long descent to Goms.

approx. 7 h
approx. 20.5 km
1'060 m
1'335 m

Tour characteristic

Some passes with long ascends in Ticino. Surefootedness is needed in the beginning. A good stamina is required for this tour.

The Alpine Passes Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
every day
Alpine passes trail Olivone - Ulrichen, 6 days TO, CH-TSWOU-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
699.-
199.-
749.-
199.-

Category: standard hotels & mountain inns, hotel with shared facilities in Olivone

Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Olivone
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Ulrichen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
90.-
79.-
119.-
75.-
90.-
79.-
119.-

Services & Information

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays with breakfast
  • luggage transfer
  • Cable car Airolo – Pesciüm
  • Ticino Ticket (reductions and free use of public transport in Ticino)
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • Bus rides Acquacalda - Olivone - Acquacalda
  • Ride with the furnicular Piora – Airolo
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Free parking in Olivone. Reservation needed.
  • Return travel by bus and train via Andermatt, Göschenen and Biasca to Olivone. Length approx. 3 hours

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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