(Alpine Pass Route East) Cows graze at Asch
ALPINE PASS ROUTE EAST (SELF-GUIDED)   6 stages . 7 nights . Swiss Alps   Booking

Alpine Pass Route East
Self-guided trekking holiday


+ A week of cols and cross-country Swiss walking
+ Low-key, real rural Switzerland with good hotels
+ A long final day into Engelberg


Latest news October 2017
Booking is open for 2018! Please ask us any questions; thank you.

The Alpine Pass Route crosses Switzerland from East to West, from Sargans to Montreux. This Eastern week takes 6 days to reach Engelberg, the resort to the South of Luzern.

More than the other two weeks of the APR, the Eastern week shows the everyday side of rural Switzerland. The villages are not all on the tourist map; the restaurants cater to a local trade. We feel that this is part of the charm, as Switzerland has plenty of famous sights to explore as a contrast.

The Alpine Pass Route is of course all about Alpine passes, but this week consists of 3 pass crossings plus 3 days that go up, or down, but not over. These can be seen as cross-country days, for example the day climbing from Linthal to the Klausenpass. We stay two nights in Altdorf, by taking the bus from the pass down to town, to return in the morning.

On this self-guided holiday, walk as you choose, solo or in your own group of friends or family. We make the arrangements including your hotels and our detailed routecards. There is a sense of freedom and of satisfaction as you roll into the new village for the night.

We book your accommodation in a comfortable mix of Swiss hotels and auberges. The mix includes auberges and hotels that are basic but very comfortable, being one aspect of everyday Switzerland.


Map


Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's Alpine Pass Route East self-guided walking holiday

Prices


Alpine Exploratory
APEsg Alpine Pass Route East (Self-guided)
22 July to 16 September 2018
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Popular schedules
6 stages
(7 nights)
Please ask us 840
Singles 210
Our main APE
Please ask us
Specialised schedules
4 stages
(5 nights)
Please ask us 720
Singles 150
Please ask us
Options
Baggage transfer Please ask us

Baggage transfer

Let us move your bags between stops. Please contact us for a price.


Alternatives

The Alpine Pass Route East allows a few variations, as follows.

Make it in 4 stages
By walking through Weisstannen to Elm, then Linthal to Altdorf in one day each, make it a 4-stage walk. This would mean 3 very long days and would only suit a few walkers. Or, keep it to 4 days by taking the Swiss post buses to shorten these two days.

Rest days
There is less of a natural rest day stop on the East week than on Central or West sections of the APR, but trains link (for example) Linthal with Zurich, St. Gallen and other Swiss cities.


Key information Summer 2018

Trip name: Alpine Pass Route East
Guided or self-guided? Self-guided
Trip code: APEsg
Route: APE Alpine Pass Route East
(See our background page on the APR)
(Prefer a Guided trek or the full APR?)
Group size: Any, from solo trekkers to groups
Length: 6 days' trekking
Start: Sargans in Switzerland
End: Engelberg in Switzerland
Typical walk: 21km, 1,110m ascent
Highest altitude: 2,291m
Grade: Black3 (Walking grades)



Prices Summer 2018

6 stages, per person:

APEsg Classic
GBP 840 (singles 210)
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Alpine Pass Route East (self-guided)



Research Summer 2017

Pete Ellis at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2017 research on the Alpine Pass Route will be led by Pete Ellis in July

In the pipeline - plans for 2017-21

A postbus waits at Klausen Passhohe
A postbus waits at Klausen Passhohe


Alpine Exploratory's service

Accommodation
7 nights, staying in:
3- and 4-star hotels (6)
Auberges (1)

Included
Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards APR1-6 of the Exploratory system
Maps and local information

Season for self-guided treks
22 July to 16 September 2018
22 July to 15 September 2019 (TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Trek on your ideal dates


The steep valley above Sargans
The steep valley above Sargans



The Alpine Pass Route in the Alps

Map of the Alpine Pass Route within the Alps

Our city information included in your info pack:
Geneva, Bern, Lucerne, Basel, Zurich

City breaks after trekking



Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our background page on the
    Alpine Pass Route

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