Arrival to Buchs
Vaduz – Sargans
Start in Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein. The River Rhine and the border to Switzerland is crossed at Sevelen. The trail then leads along the foot of the mountain Gonzen through woodlands and meadows, with views over the Rhine Valley.
Sargans – Weisstannen
The wide, steep and remote Weisstannental valley awaits with lovely hamlets such as Vermol and the wonderful Champersee lake. You climb high-level trails on the west flank of the valley towards the stage destination Weisstannen.
Weisstannen – Elm
Milk from neighbouring alps is piped to Alp Siez. On Alpine pastures are followed by a narrow ridge of black slate. The terraced alp huts on the other side of the Foopass are an architectural rarity.
Elm – Linthal
Elm lies in the GeoPark Sardona (UNESCO World-Heritage) where the Glarner main thrust fault clearly reveals the creation of the Alps. Surrounded by rock bastions, the silted-up Wichlensee lake, resembles an amphitheatre. After the steep Richetlipass, the lonely Durnachtal awaits.
Departure or extension
Cozy start, demanding finish. The Via Alpina slowly picks up speed. While at the beginning you are still travelling on easy forest paths, you hike in the Glarnerland on alpine paths. The stages between Weisstannen and Linthal in particular require good basic physical condition and sure-footedness.
The Via Alpina at SwitzerlandMobility
| Season 1 |
09.09.2023 - 25.09.2023
| Season 2 |
01.07.2023 - 08.09.2023
|Via Alpina Ostschweiz, 6 Days, CH-OSWVL-06X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||194.-||194.-|
Category: simple middle class hotels & mountain guesthouses
| Season 1 |
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 25, 2023
| Season 2 |
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
|Extra night double room (BB)||99.-||99.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||134.-||134.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||65.-||65.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||95.-||95.-|
- 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- Daily lugagge transfers
- Cable car Elm – Aempächli
- Carefilly elaborated route
- Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
- Bus ride to Vaduz not included in the price. Approx. CHF 6.-.
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Parking slots in Buchs SG. CHF 4.- per day. No reservation possible. Payable at destination.
- Return Journey by train via Ziegelbrücke to Buchs. Duration: approx. 2 to 2.5 h.
Other important information:
The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.
Travel documents "digital”
In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app. We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:
- Description of how to use the necessary apps
- Detailed programme for the individual stages
- Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
- Luggage tags
- Any vouchers
On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.
Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.