Guidebook

Explore the Alps on Foot: Top Andermatt Hikes

Ready to be spoiled? Andermatt has tons of trails – many of which include stunning views.

Description

With over 500 km of hiking trails and 16 mountain huts, the Andermatt region is a perfect base from which you can explore the Alps.

Hike through the Oberalp pass and to the source of the Rhine River or enjoy the scenic ascent to Maighelshütte. Hike on an old mule path through the wild Meiental valley from Sustenpass to Wassen or admire views of the Urner Reuss Valley from the Sunnig ridge. The choice is up to you!

Andermatt offers a wide range of hikes and over 60 well sign-posted trails, so you can easily tailor your visit to your preferred level of difficulty.

Sources:
https://www.andermatt.ch/en/discover/Holidays-for-nature-lovers/hiking/hiking-trail-highlight

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/switzerland/articles/the-best-places-to-hike-in-switzerland/

Quellrheinweg A: Tomasee - Tschamut

Quellrheinweg A: Tomasee - Tschamut

3 - 4 hrs
10.7 km
797 m
471 m
Moderate
Private
Oberalppass -Lolenpass-Andermatt

Oberalppass -Lolenpass-Andermatt

Andermatt
19.7 km
625 m
1,222 m
Over the Lolen Pass with a technically demanding descent into the Unteralp Valley
Moderate
Private
Arni-Gurtnellen Dorf

Arni-Gurtnellen Dorf

1 - 2 hrs
6.5 km
98 m
530 m
The easy hike from Arni to Gurtnellen village leads through gnarled mountain forests and colourful flower meadows, past rustic alpine buildings and picturesque farmhouses.
Moderate
Private
Maighelshütte SAC

Maighelshütte SAC

Andermatt
2 - 3 hrs
11.7 km
539 m
539 m
A very nice hut access, which is also ideal for families with smaller children.
Moderate
Private
Andermatt-Göschenen durch die Schöllenen

Andermatt-Göschenen durch die Schöllenen

Andermatt
0 - 1 hrs
4.8 km
27 m
355 m
The hike leads from Andermatt through the Schöllenen gorge to Göschenen. Historic roads, bridges and a customs station make it possible to experience pre-modern traffic.
Moderate
Private
Unteralprundgang

Unteralprundgang

Andermatt
1 - 2 hrs
5.4 km
177 m
177 m
A short circular walk that offers everything: Nature conservation areas in a flat moor, a high perennial flora in a hunting ban area, high alpine floodplain landscapes and lush alpine pastures.
Moderate
Private
Sunniggrätli Hütte SAC

Sunniggrätli Hütte SAC

2 - 3 hrs
5.8 km
616 m
616 m
The Suniggrat offers a wonderful view and mountain lakes to cool down.
Moderate
Private
Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)

Furka Höhenweg (Urschner Höhenweg)

3 - 4 hrs
15.8 km
448 m
1,119 m
The Urschner Höhenweg offers sporty hikers a nature experience with breathtaking panoramic views of the Furka, Gotthard and Oberalp passes.
Difficult
Private
Seerundgang Göscheneralp

Seerundgang Göscheneralp

2 - 3 hrs
8.2 km
448 m
448 m
The circular hike around the Göscheneralpsee is one of the most popular hikes in the Andermatt holiday region. Magnificent mountain scenery with glacier, rich flora and lots of water.
Difficult
Private
Pazolastock

Pazolastock

Andermatt
3 - 4 hrs
11.9 km
694 m
1,289 m
A strong mountain panorama from the Urner Alps far down into the Surselva.
Difficult
Private