Continuous trail, surefootedness and first experience of mountain hikes required, terrain: mostly moderately steep with short steeper passages (T2), alpine technique: no experience necessary.
Walking time from 5-7 hrs. up to approx. 1200 altitude meters, approx. 300 vertical meters/hour.
5-10 guests per hiking guide
9.15 a.m. Andermatt train station (train arrival 9.06 am Andermatt train station)
approx. 15.30 p.m. Andermatt train station
The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH.
The e-bike route on the last day is easy to ride. The ride takes about 1 h and leads low-traffic paved as well as gravel roads. Alternatively, the ride can be done by post bus or bike shuttle bus.
Tag 1 The Furka-Oberalpbahn takes you in a short ride to the Oberalp Pass. The hike starts on the cantonal border of Uri and Graubünden. The view towards the east into the gentle landscape of the Surselva is impressive. Then the path leads towards the south into the Maighels valley and zigzags up over a steep step. Hidden behind a rock barrier lies the crystal clear Lai da Tuma, which also marks the source of the Rhine. Past Lai Urlaun and Lai Carin you reach the Maighels pass. Back in the canton of Uri you descend to Vermigelboden and into the Unteralp valley. Here, the taxi is already waiting for you and takes you back to the hotel in Andermatt. (Walking time: 4.5 h, distance: 13 km, ascent/descent: 750/800 meters).
Day 2 A bit more comfortable than travelers 200 years ago in the stagecoach, the post bus chauffeurs you up to the Gotthard Pass. Along Lake Lucendro, the path leads to the alp of the same name and a short time later to a small, glassy mountain lake, the source of the Reuss. Over the Lucendropass the Leventina with its southern charm greets you. Now follows the way down with an impressive view of the wide firn surface of the Basodino and the Ticino mountains. (Walking time: 4 h, distance: 11.5 km, ascent/descent: 600/760 meters).
Day 3 Steep climb through the sparse mountain forest up to the Piansecco hut. This climb has to be earned. But then the high trail leads gently into the farthest Bedretto Valley to Alpe die Cruina and the headwaters of the Ticino. Through the wide, alpine mountain landscape you climb towards the Nufenen pass, which offers a breathtaking view of the imposing Gries glacier and the Blinnenhorn. In the background you can see the mighty peaks of the Bernese Alps. The post bus takes you comfortably into the high valley of Goms to Oberwald. (Walking time: 4.5h, distance: 11 km, ascent/descent: 1130/280 meters).
Day 4 Hike from Oberwald along the young Rhone up to the valley floor to Gletsch. Here, where the glacier tongue of the Rhone glacier was located about 150 years ago, tourism flourished at that time. Immerse yourself in this time and feel a touch of the Belle Epoque. Now the post bus will take you the next few meters up to the venerable Hotel Belvédère and the Rhone Glacier. From a viewpoint slightly above the glacier you can enjoy a wonderful view of the source of the Rhone and the surrounding mountains. Then the path climbs slightly to the Furka Pass, where the e-bike is already waiting for you and invites you to a thrilling ride to Realp and through the Urseren Valley out to Andermatt. (Walking time: 3.5 h, distance 8 km, ascent/descent: 720/200 meters | e-bike time: 1 h, distance: 21 km, ascent/descent: 90/1080 meters).
The rental equipment will be handed over at the meeting point: