Mountaineers & connoisseurs

The last part of Via Alpina in Switzerland has much to offer. Ambitious walkers can look forward to the challenging walk up to to Trüttlisbergpass and marvellous mountain views.

At the same time rolling hills and traditional cheese production in the mountain pastures in the region called “Saanenland” make this a charming trip as well. The last highlight Via Alpina has to offer are the views of Lake Geneva with the snow covered peaks of the French alps that mark the final destination of Switzerlands most beautiful long-distance hike.


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.

approx. 7 h
approx. 22 km
1'105 m
1'120 m

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.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'250 m
1'160 m

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

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 14 km
280 m
560 m

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.

approx. 7.5 h
approx. 19 km
1'900 m
800 m


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

Services & Information


  • 5 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled route instructions
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • 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.

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