Vier Quellen Weg - Including Hotel Before and After

Duration: 7 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

>Trek through four cantons in Switzerland
>Cross breathtaking lakes in Switzerland
>Including accommodation before and after in Andermatt.

The Vier-Quellen Weg, or Four Springs Trail, was introduced in Switzerland in 2012. This route crosses as many as four cantons: Uri, Graubünden, Ticino and Valais. The route markings are excellent, making it almost effortless to follow. Andermatt serves as the starting point and is easily accessible by car or public transport.

During the 7-day Vier Quellen Weg, the sources are so close together that you can see all four on foot. The Four Springs, Four Cantons, Four Nights: that is the Vier Quellen Weg, pre-eminently the most enjoyable multi-day mountain hike through the Gotthard Massif.

Why book through

Embarking on a self-guided Vier Quellen Weg offers immense freedom and unforgettable experiences. However, organizing the perfect route, securing accommodations, and arranging luggage transport can be a challenging task. That's where comes in. With our extensive network of warm contacts with hut wardens in the Vier Quellen Weg region, we take the burden off your shoulders. Our dedicated Trekking Experts are here to provide you with free travel advice and make the entire process of arranging your Vier Quellen Weg trek a breeze.



Arrival day

Today you must make your way to Andermatt, where we will have booked a hotel room for you. You can spend the afternoon discovering this welcoming small town before you start your Vier Quellen Weg.

Hotel & Restaurant Zum Schwarzen Bären (Andermatt)

Hotel & Restaurant Zum Schwarzen Bären (Andermatt)

Day 1: From Oberalp Pass to the Vermigelhütte

Duration: 06:25 h
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 650 m
Descent: 670 m
On the first day of the Vier-Quellen-Weg you climb steeply to the source of the Rhine, the same river that ends 1233 kilometres away in the North Sea near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. You might have wondered, but this is precisely why you will find a replica of the Hoek van Holland Dutch lighthouse here. It is also the tallest lighthouse in the world. You continue hiking through a beautiful valley towards the Portgerensee at 2383 metres. This is followed by a gentle descent to the cosy Vermigelhütte, where you will spend the first night.



Day 2: From the Vermigelhütte to the Gotthardpass

Duration: 06:00 h
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 730 m
Descent: 680 m
After a good breakfast at the hut, you'll hike from your accommodation towards the Sella Pass. Halfway through your trek, you will reach the beautiful Lago del Sella lake. Just under an hour further, surrounded by enchanting lakes such as Lago della Piazza and Lago dell'Ospizio, you will reach your next accommodation.

Hotel Passo San Gottardo

Hotel Passo San Gottardo
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Vier Quellen Weg for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Vier Quellen Weg , interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Vier Quellen Weg , you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.

  • Breakfast in Hotels

    In the Hotels, we include Breakfast for you. Bear in mind that lunch and dinner are not included, but they can be most of the time purchased in or near the hotels.

  • Accommodation before and after the tour

    Accommodation before and after the trek is included. Breakfast is part of your stay.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


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