From Lenk via the Wallegggraben, up into lynx territory, through a damp, eroded limestone region with far-reaching views. Over the Trüttlisbergpass and through the long Turbachtal valley with its varied history down to the sophistication of Gstaad.
Panoramic high-level path past Berghaus Eggliand the Wilde Bode limestone karren area to the language border at Col de Jable. Many traditional alp huts with large shingle roofs and cheesemaking in copper cauldrons high above Etivaz.
L'Etivaz – Rossinière
From Rossinière via a bridge dating back to 1650 to the Col de Solomon. After the descent to the Hongrin Valley, the ascent to the Col de Chaude with superb views of Lake Geneva awaits. From there, the route continues uphill to the intermediate station of the Rochers de Naye cogwheel railway
From Rochers de Nayewith its marmots, rock-restaurant and panorama of hundreds of crags and summits, the route leads along a steep ridge and sandstone cliff trail, later by funiculare down over Mediterranean hills to Montreux.
The last part of Via Alpina is challenging as well. You shouldn’t underestimate the length of the long walks to Gstaad and up to Rochers de Naye. Even though you don’t walk in the same heights as you do on the previous parts in the Bernese Oberland, good stamina and surefootedness is needed for this walk.
The Via Alpina at SwitzerlandMobility
- 5 overnight stays with breakfast
- Luggage transfer
- Carefully elaborated route
- Detailled route instructions
- Service Hotline
- funicular Rochers de Naye – Montreux
Arrival / parking / departure
- Parking free of charge in Lenk
- Return travel by train via Zweisimmen to Lenk. Duration: 3 Hours.