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Hiking holidays Trans Swiss Trail Gotthardpass & Strada Alta TO

Hiking: Trans Swiss Trail

In the heart of the Alps

The heart of the Alps beats at Gotthard pass. Countless rivers and springs have their source on this plateau, and one of the most important trade routes in Europe has been running through it for centuries. The hike begins in the Urseren valley and leads through the wild and romantic Schöllenen gorge.

It is a steep route up to Gotthard pass, where mountain flowers continue to bloom even in summer. Passing it, you reach the Strada Alta, one of the most famous high-altitude trails in Switzerland. The landscape changes and slowly Mediterranean flair replaces the cool mountain air.

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Itinerary

A stage for railroad fans: The route partly runs right next to the tracks of the now "old" Gotthard railroad line (long-distance trains rush through the world's longest railroad tunnel under the Gotthard Mountains). The towns of Göschenen and Andermatt play an important role in the history of Gotthard traffic. The legendary Schöllenen gorge lies between them.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 20 km
1'290 m
375 m

The route follows the paving of the venerable mule track to the pass of passes. Varied, colourful alpine flora. The striking ventilation system of the Gotthard car tunnel resembles a music pavilion. From the pass with its old refuge, the Hospiz, and Totenkappelle (Cemetery Chapel), the section leads to the world-famous Tremolastrasse, which climbs an impressive 340 metres around 24 bends. Once you reach Airolo, the obere Leventina valley awaits with further discoveries.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
770 m
1'020 m

Deep down in the valley, traffic roars along the motorway, while peace reigns up on the Strada alta trail. Magnificent views of the Leventina and Val Bedrettotal mountain chains. Bright chapels in villages and field. Osco was once an important trading post. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 20 km
710 m
755 m

The mid-section of the Strada alta is thought to be the easiest and most magnificent: almost level, mostly on unsurfaced tracks, with the peaks above the Leventina as constant companions. Chapels and churches for reflection and art enjoyment.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
525 m
700 m

The most romantic but steepest section of the Strada alta trail. The old mule trail leads over rocky spurs and through tranquil chestnut forests to the unique open-air steps above Pollegio. A spurt to the finish at Biasca down in the Leventina Valley.

approx. 4 h
approx. 15 km
495 m
770 m

Tour character

The tours themselves follow well developed hiking trails, but the stages over the Gotthard require sure-footedness. Some longer sections require good basic fitness. You must be in good shape, especially for the sportive version.

The Trans Swiss Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsteg
  Season 1
27.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Trans Swiss Trail Gotthardpass & Strada Alta, 7 days TO, CH-TSWVG-07X
Base price
725.-
789.-
Surcharge Single Room 279.- 279.-

Category: 3*** hotels, simple hostel with shared shower/WC in Osco

Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Trans Swiss Trail Gotthardpass & Strada Alta, 7 days TO, CH-TSWVG-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
725.-
279.-
789.-
279.-

Category: 3*** hotels, simple hostel with shared shower/WC in Osco

Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Amsteg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Biasca
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
135.-
85.-
125.-
95.-
135.-
85.-
125.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Amsteg
  Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Amsteg
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Biasca
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 125.- 125.-
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Reduction (Osco)
-10.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Please note:

  • Rides by public transport not included (approx. CHF 7.- per person).
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey via Zurich to Amsteg.
  • Free parking available at the hotel.
  • Return journey by train from Biasca via Erstfeld to Amsteg. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours. 
Travel documents

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.

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Eugen Rieser CH | 09.06.2021
Ein wunderschönes Erlebnis! Eine Wanderreise, die uns in eine unbekannte und überraschende Welt entführt hat!
Sie haben uns mit Ihrem Service wieder tief beeindruckt. Ihre Reiseunterlagen lassen keine Wünsche offen! Die Etappenziele sind ideal gewählt. Und ist das Etappenziel noch so abgelegen, immer gelingt es Ihnen, eine Übernachtungsmöglichkeit zu finden. Der Gepäcktransport klappt immer ausgezeichnet! Ein besonderen Dank gilt auch den Menschen vom Transport!

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