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Trekking the Swiss Via Alpina: 19 stages East to West across Switzerland, plus parts of the Alpine Pass Route (Paperback)

Trekking the Swiss Via Alpina: 19 stages East to West across Switzerland, plus parts of the Alpine Pass Route By Jonathan Williams Cover Image
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Guidebook to the Swiss Via Alpina, a 400km (250 mile) trek east-to-west across Switzerland, from Sargans to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). This fully waymarked Swiss national trail involves nearly 23,000m of ascent and descent over roughly 3 weeks of trekking – a serious challenge suitable for experienced trekkers.

  • 19 daily stages of 12–29km (8–18 miles) in length, as well as a 27km (17 mile) prologue stage from Liechtenstein
  • Highlights include Altdorf, Engelberg, Meiringen, Grindlewald, Kandersteg, Adelboden, Lenk, Gstaad, Rochers de Naye, Montreux
  • Comprehensive route description accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping, route profiles, facilities listings and advice on safety, language and using public transport to bypass sections of the route if trekking on a tighter timescale
  • Crossing 16 Alpine passes, the VA follows much of the route of the old Alpine Pass Route, including detour stages via Lenk and Gsteig 
  • Includes full details of where to stay, from mountain huts to hotels, inns and camping available at licensed sites along the route
  • Mountain vistas taking in alpine meadows, traditional farms and snow-capped peaks, from the Todi and Titlis to the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau, Wildstrubel and Les Diablerets
  • GPX files available to download

About the Author


Jonathan Williams has been Cicerone’s publisher and managing director for over 20 years, working with authors and leading the development of the range.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786311603
ISBN-10: 1786311607
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Publication Date: January 31st, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English