Hiking holidays Via Alpina Linthal - Meiringen

Hiking: Via Alpina

Pristine Alps and wild passes

This hike from the Glarus Alps to the Bernese Oberland leads through some of the "wildest" mountain regions in Switzerland. The Alps Urnerboden and Engstlenalp lie idyllically on your way. For innumerable years, alpine dairymen have been bringing their cows to graze in summer here and have been farming these traditional Alps. While the Alps lie almost untouched in front of you, some passes make this hiking tour a demanding undertaking. Certainly one of the most beautiful hiking tours in Switzerland.   

Moderate
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

From Linthal along a steep forest path up to the sunny Braunwald area and further over wooded rocky ridges to the largest Swiss alp with 1200 cows. Open, flat and wild terrain along the Fätschbach stream to the Urnerboden.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 13 km
815 m
300 m

Simple alps and mobile bee boxes on the Klausen pass, fascinating high trail with mountain panorama above the Schächen valley, then steeply down to the valley floor below.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 17 km
850 m
915 m

Bus ride to Altdorf. Short hike to Attinghausen and by cable car up to the Brüsti. Continue over the panoramic Alp Grat to the historic Surenenpass. The rock bastions on the Brunnistock and the basin of the Blackenalp are impressive. A varied valley path leads to the monastery village of Engelberg.

approx. 6.5 - 7 h
approx. 20 km
915 m
1'415 m

The trail leads over two altitude steps up to the spectacularly situated Trübsee lake at the foot of the Titlis, and further over the Jochpass into the Bernese Oberland. The destination is Engstlenalp, an idyllic place of power with a lake, nostalgic hotel and thousands of alpine roses.

approx. 5 h
approx. 11 km
1'265 m
400 m

Through alpine flora to Tannalp with a cheese dairy, inn and lake. The ridge hike over the Balmeregghorn impresses with magnificent views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Dwarf Muggenstutz and a sculpture garden provide variety on the way to Meiringen. Individual departure after arrival in Meiringen.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 21
715 m
1'940 m

Tour characteristic

Especially the long last stage can be shortened by cable cars. The tour leads partly through very remote areas. Good basic condition, sure-footedness and experience in alpine hiking is required.

 

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Linthal
  Season 1
20.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
21.09.2020 - 11.10.2020

daily
Season 2
27.06.2020 - 20.09.2020

daily
Via Alpina Zentralschweiz, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWLM-07X
Base price
789.-
835.-
Surcharge Single Room 269.- 269.-

Category: 3***-Hotels

Season 1
20.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
21.09.2020 - 11.10.2020
daily
Season 2
27.06.2020 - 20.09.2020
daily
Via Alpina Zentralschweiz, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWLM-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
789.-
269.-
835.-
269.-

Category: 3***-Hotels

Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Linthal
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Meiringen
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
69.-
109.-
119.-
79.-
69.-
109.-
119.-
79.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Linthal
  Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020

daily
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

daily
Linthal
Extra night double room (BB) 69.- 69.-
Extra night single room (BB) 109.- 109.-
Meiringen
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Cable car Attinghausen - Brüsti
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Hotline

Not included:

  • Bus transfer to Altdorf
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Costs for collecting luggage at the station. CHF 12.- per person.
Information

Arrival / parking / departure

  • Parking in Linthal. CHF 3.- per day.
  • Return journey by train via Interlaken, Berne and Zurich to Linthal, duration approx: 4.5 h
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.

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