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.

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


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.

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

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. 6 h
approx. 19 km
980 m
1'250 m


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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
every day
Season 2
Jun 29, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
every day
Alpine passes trail Olivone - Ulrichen, 6 days TO, CH-TSWOU-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: standard hotels & mountain inns

Season 1
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Season 2
Jun 29, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)

Services & Information


  • 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
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included

  • Ride with the furnicular Piora - Airolo

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

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