Gotthard Tunnel Trail

96.4 km
36:00 h
5684 mhd
5869 mhd
5-Tagestour Gotthard Tunnel Trail
Sedrun auf Höhe des Uaul Flurin

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On foot over the longest tunnel in the world

Technique 3/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2450 m
Lowest Point  294 m
Best Season
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57 km or around 20 minutes' drive separate train passengers between the north and south of Switzerland thanks to the Gotthard Base Tunnel. However, it is more interesting to cover this distance at hiking speed on top of that.

Over 2448 metres in altitude and a distance of around 100 kilometres, a mountain world of extraordinary charm opens up.You can enjoy the diverse mountain nature between the north and south sides of the Alps. Get involved in the host culture of Uri, Graubünden and Ticino. In addition, you will always experience moments in which you are standing exactly above the tunnel - albeit 2000 meters higher up.


With the book "Gotthard Tunnel Trail" you can prepare yourself well for this multi-day hike before the tour


The Val Strem is closed from the valley level Bauns to Sedrun after a rockfall. The eastern shore of the Santa Maria reservoir is closed due to construction work. As of June 2023

Variant 1: From Bauns via Alp Caschlé with counter-ascent. (Etzlihütte - Sedrun via Caschlé: 5-6 hours)

Variant 2: From the Etzlihütte over the Mittelplatten and through the Val Milar to Sedrun (Etzlihütte-Mittelplatten-Sedrun: 4 hours)

Until mid-July, there are still snowfields over the Chrüzli Pass or the Mittelplatten as well as on the north side of the Passo Predelp.


In Erstefeld we follow the road seisers to Alp Schwandi and on to Waldiberg. Take the cable car to Bristen. From Bristen we follow the signs to the Etzlihütte, further east through the Chrüzlital to the Chrüzli Pass. Descent into Val Milar to Bauns. Attention: Here the direct road to Sedrun is closed. Follow the signs to Alp Caschlé, which means an ascent and a detour. From the Alp Caschlé valley hike towards Rueras, continue to Sedrun. From Sedrun we follow the road to Cavorgia. Take the hiking trail, which partly leads along forest roads, towards Stagias and Curaglia. Downhill to Mutschnengia. We cross the suspension bridge and reach Pali. Follow the signs to the Lukmanier Pass. At the dam we choose the left side of the valley seen from us and hike over the gallery to the top of the pass. Continue on a military road into Val Termine in the direction of Lake Ritom. On the Passo dell'uomo we keep left to the Passo del sole. Above the Lago dei Canali is the turnoff to Passo Predelp. Steep descent to Prodör. Another descent to the height of the Strada Alta. Now we walk towards Calonico, Anzonico, Cavagna and Sobrio. Here begins the descent to Bodio, according to the hiking trail - signposting.


Public Transport

By train from Lucerne or Zurich to Erstfeld. Arrival from Disentis or Sedrun via the Oberalp Pass to Erstfeld.

Anreise Information

By car from Lucerne or Zurich to Erstfeld. Arrival from Disentis or SEdrun over the Oberalp Pass to Erstfeld.


Public parking in ERstfeld (subject to charge)

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