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ViaGottardo

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What would the Gotthard be without its access routes? The ViaGottardo reaches the central Alpine pass from Chiasso in the south, from Schaffhausen in the northeast and from Basel in the northwest of Switzerland. There are many traces of these transport links to discover along the way.
The main route of the ViaGottardo followed the route from Basel over the Unteren Hauenstein and the Gotthardpass to Milan that was opened at the beginning of the 13th century. Its economic importance and ideological elevation as the lifeline of an independent Switzerland, make it an informative route on which to journey through the history and mythology of the country.

Along the way, a cross-section of Swiss settlements and cultural landscapes open out in such neatness that they could not be hiked in any other way. Since time immemorial, the Jura and Mitteland as transport-landscapes have stood in the shadow of those highly symbolic monuments of the Gotthard transit: the Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge) embodies the momentous opening-up of Central Switzerland in the Middle Ages; the Tremolastrasse, the groundbreaking engineered road through the Alps; the Gotthard Railway, the triumph of industrialization; the motorway tunnel, symbol of mass motorization and sunny holiday dreams and the NEAT, a future-oriented transfer of transit traffic from road to rail.
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Stages:
20
Length:
330 km
Requirements:
medium (mountain hiking trail)
Conditions:
difficult
Height difference:
Basel–Chiasso: 11000 m
Chiasso–Basel: 11500 m

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7 ViaGottardo Baslerweg
7 ViaGottardo Baslerweg
7 Via Gottardo: Leventinerweg
7 Via Gottardo: Leventinerweg
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Places
Basel
Basel
Pratteln
Pratteln
Liestal
Liestal
Sissach
Sissach
Läufelfingen
Läufelfingen
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Olten
Olten
Zofingen
Zofingen
Sursee
Sursee
Sempach
Sempach
Bürgenstock
Bürgenstock
Lucerne
Lucerne
Vitznau
Vitznau
Gersau
Gersau
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Brunnen
Brunnen
Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Morschach
Morschach
Sisikon
Sisikon
Flüelen
Flüelen
Altdorf
Altdorf
Erstfeld
Erstfeld
Amsteg
Amsteg
Wassen
Wassen
Göschenen
Göschenen
Andermatt
Andermatt
Airolo
Airolo
Gotthardpass
Gotthardpass
Rodi
Rodi
Anzonico
Anzonico
Lavorgo
Lavorgo
Osco
Osco
Biasca
Biasca
Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Medeglia
Medeglia
Tesserete
Tesserete
Lugano
Lugano
Morcote
Morcote
Mendrisio
Mendrisio
Chiasso
Chiasso
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Places of interest
Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo
Basel's Old Town
Basel's Old Town
Basler Cathedral
Basler Cathedral
City Hall and Marktplatz
City Hall and Marktplatz
Exhibition Tower
Exhibition Tower
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Pfalz
Pfalz
Spalentor
Spalentor
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Museum
Tinguely Museum
Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Museum of Nature Olten
Museum of Nature Olten
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
Hammetschwand Lift Bürgenstock
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Tell museum
Tell museum
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
InfoCenter Alptransit Gotthard AG
Waterworld Göschenen
Waterworld Göschenen
Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Airolo, Ressiga–Madrano
Cheese factory Gottardo
Cheese factory Gottardo
Gotthard Pass trade route
Gotthard Pass trade route
Malle-poste historique
Malle-poste historique
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Tremola road (Val Tremola)
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Natural trail Lago Ritom
Ritom funicular
Ritom funicular
Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)
Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)
Art and history in Giornico
Art and history in Giornico
Church SS. Pietro and Paolo
Church SS. Pietro and Paolo
Waterfall di Santa Petronilla
Waterfall di Santa Petronilla
Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta
Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta
Teatro Sociale
Teatro Sociale
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Funicular Monte Brè
Funicular Monte Brè
San Salvatore
San Salvatore
The San Grato Botanical Park
The San Grato Botanical Park
Dinosaurs on Mount San Giorgio
Dinosaurs on Mount San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Museo dei Fossili
Museo dei Fossili
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Battistero Riva San Vitale
Battistero Riva San Vitale
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Accommodation
Hotel Merian am Rhein
Hotel Merian am Rhein
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Basilisk
Hotel Basilisk
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
B&B Tomsi
B&B Tomsi
Pratteln
Hotel Bad Ramsach
Hotel Bad Ramsach
Läufelfingen
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Hotel Krone AG
Hotel Krone AG
Aarburg
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Jugendherberge Zofingen
Zofingen
Camping Sursee
Camping Sursee
Sursee
Hotel Sursee AG
Hotel Sursee AG
Sursee
Restaurant Hotel Bellevue am See
Restaurant Hotel Bellevue am See
Sursee
TCS Camping Sempach
TCS Camping Sempach
Sempach
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Neuenkirch
Swissfarm Wurzelbaumhaus
Swissfarm Wurzelbaumhaus
Neuenkirch
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
Hotel Felmis
Hotel Felmis
Horw
See- & Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
See- & Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
Vitznau
Jugendherberge Gersau
Jugendherberge Gersau
Gersau
B&B Bauernhof «Bächli»
B&B Bauernhof «Bächli»
Beckenried
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Beckenried
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Beckenried
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Wissig-Hof
Wissig-Hof
Seelisberg
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Morschach
Hostellerie Sternen
Hostellerie Sternen
Flüelen
Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
Hotel Stern und Post
Hotel Stern und Post
Amsteg
Hotel zum weissen Rössli
Hotel zum weissen Rössli
Göschenen
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Hotel Monopol-Metropol
Hotel Monopol-Metropol
Andermatt
Pferdestall Reussen
Pferdestall Reussen
Andermatt
Hotel Central
Hotel Central
Hospental
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
Sust Lodge am Gotthard
Sust Lodge am Gotthard
Hospental
B&B Dotta
B&B Dotta
Airolo
Hotel Forni
Hotel Forni
Airolo
Motel Gottardo Sud
Motel Gottardo Sud
Piotta
Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Cavagnago
Hotel Defanti
Hotel Defanti
Lavorgo
Albergo al Giardinetto
Albergo al Giardinetto
Biasca
Agriturismo e Scuderia Biologica
Agriturismo e Scuderia Biologica "La Finca"
Cresciano
Ostello Cresciano
Ostello Cresciano
Cresciano
Bar della Posta & Garni Moderno
Bar della Posta & Garni Moderno
Bellinzona
Hotel Internazionale
Hotel Internazionale
Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Alpe Zalto
Alpe Zalto
Tesserete
Bed & Breakfast - Tesserete
Bed & Breakfast - Tesserete
Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
Tesserete
Albergo Acquarello
Albergo Acquarello
Lugano
Albergo Delfino
Albergo Delfino
Lugano
Bed and Bike Lugano
Bed and Bike Lugano
Cadro
Hotel City Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Lugano
Hotel International au Lac
Hotel International au Lac
Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Lugano
Ostello per la Gioventù Figino
Ostello per la Gioventù Figino
Figino
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Savosa
Hotel Vezia
Hotel Vezia
Vezia
Albergo Rivabella
Albergo Rivabella
Morcote
Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
Mövenpick Albergo Touring
Mövenpick Albergo Touring
Chiasso
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Swimming
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Gitterlibad swimming complex
Gitterlibad swimming complex
Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Reiden baths
Reiden baths
Stämpfel Nebikon swimming baths
Stämpfel Nebikon swimming baths
Lakeside bathing place Sursee
Lakeside bathing place Sursee
EN: Badeplatz Schenkon
EN: Badeplatz Schenkon
Lido Eich
Lido Eich
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Lido Weggis
Lido Weggis
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Flüelen lido
Flüelen lido
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
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