Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 (East to Wes)t - Cicerone Press

This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes, boasting views of iconic peaks such as the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and Les Diablerets. The route is suitable for those with some experience of Alpine trekking: it amasses over 20,000m of ascent and involves some steep sections. It can be completed in 2–3 weeks, although it is also possible to walk shorter sections, or postbus, cable-car and rail connections could be used to allow for a tighter schedule.

With a wealth of practical advice and information on local points of interest, the guide has all you need to plan a successful trip. The Via Alpina 1 is presented in 18 stages, each featuring step-by-step route description accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping, route profiles and notes on transport, accommodation and facilities. In addition, a 26km prologue in Liechtenstein and an alternative finish following the old course of the Alpine Pass Route via Gsteig are also described. Accommodation options range from mountain huts to hotels and inns, with camping available at a number of licensed sites along the route.

Much of the scenery of the Alpine Pass Route is quintessentially Swiss: rocky peaks towering above flower-strewn meadows, traditional wooden chalets nestled in sweeping green valleys. Each pass has its own character – from the spectacular Hohtürli to bustling Kleine Scheidegg – opening onto new vistas and horizons. This is a journey to savour and one which will linger long in the heart and memory.

Activities:
Walking, trekking.

Seasons:
From the start of July through to September. August can be wet, and an early trek may find snow on the higher passes, so suitable additional equipment would be essential.

Centres:
Sargans, Elm, Linthal, Altdorf, Engelberg, Meiringen, Grindlewald, Lauterbrunnen, Kandersteg, Adelboden, Lenk, Gstaad, Col des Mosses, Montreux.

Difficulty:
It's pretty tough: the route amasses over 20,000m of ascent and nearly every day involves a pass crossing. Some higher passes and ridges present occasional exposure and technical difficulty.

Must See:
The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau near Grindlewald, valley-pass landscapes every day, the Lauterbrunnen valley, the Oeschinensee above Kandersteg.
NavnSwiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 (East to Wes)t
ForfatterKev Reynolds
VerdensdelEuropa
LandeSchweiz
Sider219
Udgivet2017
Udgave3
ProdukttypeVandreguider
SprogEngelsk
VarekodeSchweiz
ForlagCicerone Press
ISBN9781852849276
IndbindingPaperback
Varenummer0224024

Status:På lager

219,00 kr

Du modtager varen indenfor 2-4 arbejdsdage, medmindre der er tale om specialordre.

Du er altid velkommen til at ringe til os hvis du har spørgsmål til en vare.

Der er 14 dages fuld returret både i vores fysiske butik og på nettet.

Nyheder

x
Nordisk Korthandel bruger cookies til at huske dine indstillinger, statistik og personalisering af indhold. Ved fortsat brug af websiden godkender du cookie- og privatlivspolitikken. Læs mere...