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55 Via Suworow

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In autumn 1799, Russian General Suvorov and his army crossed through the Swiss Alps in order to oust the French from the country. The ViaSuworow follows the route of this campaign through breathtaking mountain landscape.
moderate
168.8 km
52:07 h
6420 m
6863 m

Coming from Italy, the Russians crossed the Ticino border at Ponte Tresa, marched over the Monte Ceneri, through the Leventina valley and over the Gotthard, to push forward to Ursern and through the Reusstal valley as far as Altdorf. Resistance by the French at the Urnersee lake and in the Glarner lowlands forced Suvorov to evade them by marching over the Chinzig Chulm and Pragel passes and finally to retreat through the Sernftal valley and over the Panixer pass into the Surselva. The Russian troops left the region of the former Three Leagues alliance via the Rheintal valley in the direction of Russia.

The Suvorov memorials on the Gotthard and in the Schöllenen gorge are reminders of these dramatic events, as are the general's quarters in listed buildings such as the Muotathal Monastery and the Suvorov House in Elm.

In addition to the historic sites along the route, the natural setting is also exceptionally impressive. Rugged mountain valleys, scenic passes, mountain lakes and rivers can all be enjoyed without any worries - in contrast to Suvorov’s troops, who had to march the route under time pressure, enemy attacks and the onset of winter.

Author’s recommendation

Book Package «Via Suworow»  and benefit from the free luggage transport from hotel to hotel.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2400 m
Lowest point
451 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Tips, hints and links

Surselva Tourismus AG 
Meierhof 26 / Postfach 50 
CH-7134 Obersaxen-Meierhof 
Tel. +41 (0)81 920 11 00 
Fax +41 (0)81 920 11 01 
info@surselva.info
http://www.surselva.info

Start

Airolo (1142 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.527698, 8.609417
UTM
32T 470045 5152755

Destination

Ilanz

Turn-by-turn directions

Stages:

55.1 Airolo–Gotthardpass
55.2 Gotthardpass–Andermatt
55.3 Andermatt–Wassen
55.4 Wassen–Altdorf
55.5 Altdorf–Biel-Chinzig
55.6 Biel-Chinzig–Muotathal
55.7 Muotathal–Hinter Klöntal
55.8 Hinter Klöntal–Glarus
55.9 Glarus–Elm
55.10 Elm–Pigniu
55.11 Pigniu–Ilanz

Note

Wildlife refuge Run Sut-Darpagaus: December 01 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Diese Tour kann mittels öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel vereinfacht werden.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
168.8 km
Duration
52:07h
Ascent
6420 m
Descent
6863 m
Round trip Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.01 Airolo - Gotthardpass, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 1
7.9 km
3:00 h
1003 m
62 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.02 Gotthardpass - Andermatt, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 2
13 km
3:40 h
122 m
776 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.03 Andermatt - Wassen, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
easy Stage 3
9.7 km
3:20 h
239 m
759 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.04 Wassen - Altdorf, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 4
27.7 km
8:00 h
837 m
1288 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.05 Altdorf - Biel-Chinzig, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 5
9.8 km
4:30 h
1267 m
107 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.06 Biel-Chinzig - Muotathal, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 6
14.4 km
5:30 h
599 m
1592 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.07 Muotathal - Hinter Klöntal, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 7
18.5 km
6:30 h
1107 m
881 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.08 Hinter Klöntal - Glarus, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 8
14.6 km
4:10 h
598 m
981 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.09 Glarus - Elm, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 9
21.1 km
6:30 h
614 m
123 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.10 Elm - Pigniu, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 10
22.3 km
6:05 h
1554 m
1206 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Switzerland

55.11 Pigniu - Ilanz, ViaSuworow

March 26, 2014
moderate Stage 11
12.2 km
4:05 h
509 m
1115 m
from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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