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Hiking holidays Via Alpina Vaud

Hiking: Via Alpina

Peak climbers & Connoisseurs

The last section of the Via Alpina offers something for everyone. Peak climbers are delighted with challenging passages such as the ascent to the Trüttlisbergpass and the sight of the proud Vaud peaks.

For connoisseurs, on the other hand, the smell of cheese produced in the alpine huts over the fire makes their mouths water. What they all have in common is that this hike will take their breath away twice. Once during the sweaty ascent to the Col de Chaude and a second time when seeing the sparkling Lake Geneva, which marks the end of the Via Alpina in Switzerland. 

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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in Lenk. From Lenk over gentle alpine meadows, up into the lynx territory, through a damp limestone area with a wide horizon. Over the Trüttlisberg Pass and through the long Turbach Valley with its varied history down to sophisticated Gstaad.

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

A panoramic high-altitude trail, past the Berghaus Eggli and the lime-cart area of Wilde Bode to the language border at Col de Jable. Many traditional Alpine huts with large shingle roofs and Chupferchessi (Copper pot) cheese production high above L'Etivaz.

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

The gently sloping route follows the torrent "La Torneresse" for several kilometres until it reaches the valley of the Gorges du Pissot. Then the landscape offers a view of the large valley of the Pays-d'Enhaut. After Châteaux-d'Oex the descent leads to Rossinière.

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

From Rossinière over a bridge from 1650 to the Col de Solomon. After the descent into the Hongrin Valley, climb to the Col de Chaude with its fantastic view of Lake Geneva. Continue uphill to the stop of the Rochers de Naye rack railway.

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

Tour character

The last section of the Via Alpina is also demanding. You should not underestimate the first and last stages in particular. Good basic fitness is required. But you are hiking on an altitude which is less as on the section in the Bernese Oberland. Sure-footedness is still necessary.

The Via Alpina at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lenk
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

every day
Season 2
18.06.2022 - 09.09.2022

every day
Via Alpina Westschweiz, 5 days | TO, CH-BDWLM-06X
Base price
665.-
695.-
Surcharge Single Room 255.- 255.-

Category: middle class hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
every day
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
every day
Via Alpina Westschweiz, 5 days | TO, CH-BDWLM-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
665.-
255.-
695.-
255.-

Category: middle class hotels

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Lenk
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Montreux
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
79.-
124.-
79.-
119.-
79.-
124.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lenk
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

every day
Season 2
Jun 18, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

every day
Lenk
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Montreux
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service Hotline

Note:

  • Rack railway Rochers de Naye – Montreux not included, approx. CHF 34.-.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Free parking in Lenk.
  • Return train journey via Zweisimmen to Lenk. Duration: approx. 3 h.
Travel Documents

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. 

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