Date and Time
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018
Registration is required for this activity.
Please contact leader(s).
Backpacker magazine selected Switzerland's Via Alpina as The World's
Best Hike for 370 km of scenery, cheese, and chocolate. "Your Your first
view of the Eiger massif will spoil you for the rest of your hiking
days. The Via Alpina could offer nothing else and still be world-class.
The chocolate, historic villages, on-time trains, and luxe hut system
are pure gravy." The trek starts in Sargans located at the easternmost
tip of Switzerland and ends in Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The Via Alpina crosses fourteen of the most beautiful Alpine passes.
Hikers experience a fascinating variety of culture, geology and
topography on a journey across Swiss cantons. Typical day covers 10
miles with an altitude gain of 2,600 ft. while carrying 20 - 25lb pack.
It generally takes 3 - 4 weeks to complete this trek. We plan to section
hike the trail over two years, two weeks per year: in 2018 trek from
Sargans to Interlaken, and in 2019 from Interlaken to the Montreux.
Participants in Part I will have priority for participation in Part II.
AMC Trip Policy
/ $2,550 non-member
*Includes lodging, dinners and breakfasts. Does not include lunches, transportation to start and from end, and airfare.