In the Gotthard massif we walk to the four sources Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone. For the overnight stays are mountain huts directly on the way or hotels in the nearby villages available.
Distance 77.3 km
The Vier-Quellen-Weg is an alpine hiking trail of about 85 kilometers in length. In five daily stages, we discover the sources of four important rivers as well as clear blue mountain lakes, bubbling streams and rocky transitions into other valleys. We walk through wide plains with mossy areas or green alps with grazing cows. Depending on the season, the variety of flowers around Lake Toma or the colorful larch forests in the Val Bedretto inspires us. But we do not just switch to different landscapes, but also to different language regions. The first coffee on the Oberalppass we order in the restaurant Piz Calmut in German , a little later we are greeted in the Maighelshütte with a Romansh "Bien di". If we are then beyond the Lucendropass, we are in the Italian part of Switzerland: Benvenuti in Ticino ! The tour ends in the canton of Valais, where a last climb to the Belvedere at the Furka Pass awaits. The view of the Rhone glacier is a final highlight.
Visit Sasso san Gottardo www.sasso-sangottardo
The fortress until recently classified “TOP SECRET” is one of the largest underground defensive fortifications in Switzerland.
Hiking without baggage: www.eurotrek.ch
Update: September 19, 2022
Getting thereBy car from Lucerne via Andermatt or from Zurich via Chur to the Oberalp Pass
ParkingPublic parking at the pass (free of charge)
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EquipmentHiking boots are nessesary.
- 10 Waypoints
- 10 Waypoints
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