Via Alpina - the Finale

Part III: Kandersteg - Montreux | 5 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 third part leads from the mountaineering village of Kandersteg into the gentle Simmen and Sanenland and across the language border to the Rochers de Naye cliff with a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva, where far below in Montreux the finish line of the Via Alpina is crossed.

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

Hiking highlights

  • From the deeply carved Kandertal, past the mighty Wildstrubel mountain to the far Simmental and Saanenland, the mountain world could hardly be more contrasting
  • Hike from glamorous Gstaad to the cheese village of Etivaz and enjoy the Etivaz AOP cheese
  • Cross the finish line of the Via Alpina on the mediterranean-like Riviera in Montreux

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


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.


6-12 guests per hiking guide

Meeting place

8.45 AM Kandersteg train station (train arrival 8.40 AM Kandersteg train station)


approx. 3.30 PM Montreux 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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