Via Alpina is a classic among the long-distance hikes in Switzerland. This trail takes you once through the northern Alps of Switzerland in a series of 20 daily stages.
The Via Alpina crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes. Straight through six Swiss cantons with a vast variety of culture, geology and topography. Wide roads end in high ridge trails. The route is lined with one of the world’s most diverse variety of flora and fauna.
Get the famous "Via Alpina hiking passbook"! It is proof of a tremendous achievement and a keepsake of your many experiences and impressions: the Via Alpina hiking passbook. You can earn 38 stamps featuring unique motifs over the 20 stages – one for each stage and Alpine pass as well as three special stamps. You’ll find the stamps in the stamp boxes at each stage. Once you have filled your passbook, you’ll receive a certificate.
Via Alpina factsLength: 390km
Alpine passes: 14
Highest point: Hohtürli, 2,774m
Grade: medium to difficult
Fitness level: medium to very good
- Suisse Tourisme
- Toedistrasse 7
- 8027 Zürich - CH
Hiking passbook (application/pdf)