Via Alpina - the Heart (Hike&Bike)

Part II: Altdorf - Kandersteg | 6 days

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The Via Alpina is the best-known long-distance hiking trail in Switzerland. From east to west, the number 1 hiking route connects the most beautiful hiking highlights across the country over 400 km from Vaduz in Liechtenstein to Lake Geneva in Montreux. The Via Alpina, that is experiencing Switzerland, up close!

The second part takes you from Altdorf to the monastery village of Engelberg, on to Meiringen, sitting in the saddle of an e-bike over the Grosse and Kleine Scheidegg into the Lauterbrunnen Valley and again on foot as the highlight over the Sefinafurgge and the Hohtürli to Kandersteg.

On this comfort trekking you hike with a light daypack. Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel.

Hiking highlights

  • An impressive opening leads over the historic Surenenpass, an alpine mule track, into the valley basin of Engelberg
  • At the Reichenbach Falls the water falls over 120 m down the rock cliffs, which were the fatal fate of the private detective Sherlock Holmes
  • Grosse and Kleine Scheidegg, two of the most stunning alpine passes on an e-bike The highlight awaits you at the end, the Hohtürli 2777 m is the highest Via Alpina pass
Hike: moderate | Bike: moderate

Hiking and mountain trails, continuous trail, moderately steep to steep, short sections with more exposure are possible (T1-T3). Surefootedness required.

Gravel roads with smaller obstacles: shallow roots, small stones or water channels. Little to moderately steep (up to 40%), tighter bends (S1). Basic skills and riding while standing are required.

Hike: challenging | Bike: moderate

Up and down and on and on! Puffing and sweating is part of it. You will love the trekking! But bring experience of multi-day tours with you and prepare well with regular endurance training. Hiking times without rests up to 8 hrs, up to approx. 1400 m altitude difference.

Cycling times without rests up to approx. 6 hrs, up to 50 km.


6-12 guests per hiking guide

Meeting place

9.00 AM Altdorf train station (train arrival 8.51 AM Altdorf train station)


approx. 3.30 PM Kandersteg train station


(depending on the date, an alternative choice of hotel with comparable services may occur).


The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH. Please note the protection concept.

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