Chrüzlipass mit Kreuz

Chrüzlipass mit Kreuz

Etzlihütte mit Hotpot

Etzlihütte mit Hotpot

Wasserfall Brauns

Wasserfall Brauns

Tour description

Tracking the world’s longest tunnel
57 kilometres and around 20 minutes separate train travellers from the North and South of Switzerland thanks to the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest tunnel. But it is more interesting to experience the trail from Erstfeld to Bodio, which lies above it, at walking pace.

Stage 2 Bristen - Sedrun

In order to shorten the second stage a little, you can choose to book a taxi to take you into Etzli Valley from Bristen. From there, the trail winds across two terrain levels to a small plateau which is best viewed from the Etzli cabin. There, a lovely coffee with a slice of cake awaits you, or even a hearty soup for lunch, enhanced by stunning all-round views of the surrounding granite mountains. In order to relax completely, you can also stay the night here and enjoy the starry sky while tucking into a hotpot. Stopping over makes sense because from now on it all gets a bit more Alpine. On the mountain trail to Chrüzlipass at an altitude of 2347 metres, you again cross the tunnel trajectory. It’s worth lingering at the pass. The mighty Oberalpstock rises up in the East. Time to say goodbye to the Alpine world of Uri. Because you are now entering Surselva in Graubünden.
Attention: due to a mountainslide the route further down is closed. Take route D via Alp Caschlé down to Sedrun with its healthful spa and swimming pool Bogn Sedrun and wealth of accommodation options.


Variant A: When you have spend the night in Golzern you go down with the gondola to Bristen and from there onwards by foot.
Variant B: TIPP an overnightstay in the Etzli cabin including Hotpot.
Variant C: via Mittelplatten and Val Mila (T3)


Attention: due to a mountainslide the route over the Chrüzlipass via Val Strem is closed. Take route C: via Mittelplatten and Val Mila. (T3) only after mid July because of snow!
route D: via Chrüzlipass and Alp Caschlé +1 hour.
Attention: In winter from midd october till midd june this trail is covered with snow. In Summer it is also possible to pass through snowfields. Inform yourself before you start your tour.

You will cross the Gotthard Base Tunnel trajectory twice.
Public transport is available in Bristen and Sedrun.

Further stages

Previous stage: Erstfeld - Bristen
Next stage: Sedrun - Lukmanierpass

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  • Etappe 2: Bristen - Sedrun Angesichts der Länge der heutigen Etappe bestellen wir ein Taxi bis Chrützsteinrüti, 2 km vor Etzliboden (empfehlenswert: Uwes Taxi, Tel. 077 437 71 61). Durch ein Blumenmeer, begleitet von vielen Schmetterlingen, geht es nun hoch zur Etzlihütte, wo wir uns mit einer feinen Gemüsesuppe bei der freundlichen Hüttenwartin stärken. Schade haben wir nicht hier schon das Etappenziel geplant! Denn jetzt geht es richtig zur Sache. Da der Weg über den Chrützlipass wegen Steinschlags nur über Umwege möglich ist, entscheiden wir uns für die Route über Mittelplatten (Bild 3, Blick von der Etzlihütte aus), was uns ein wenig Bange macht. Auf- und Abstieg zwischen Felsbrocken und über einzelne Schneefelder sind dann tatsächlich beschwerlich, zum Glück ist schönes, warmes Wetter. Trotz Abkürzung mit Taxifahrt brauchen wir bis Sedrun fast 9 Stunden. Ich würde diese Etappe aufteilen und über den Chrützlipass und die Alp Caschlè wandern.

Places along the route: Bristen - Etzlihütte - Chrüzlipass - Sedrun


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Tour history (U00184)

First published: Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2015

Last updated: Mittwoch, 13. September 2017

Tour published by: Presented by www.st-gotthard.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 18.8 km | Time requirement: 7¼ h
Ascent: 1807 m | Descent: 1180 m
Highest point: 2347 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Web: www.st-gotthard.com
Web: www.gotthard-tunnel-trail.ch - order your hiking guide here!

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
CH - 6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Mail: info@uri.info
Web: www.uri.info

Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Via Alpsu 64a
CH - 7188 Sedrun
Tel.: +41 81 920 40 30
Mail: info@disentis-sedrun.ch
Web: www.disentis-sedrun.ch

Accommodations along the trail:
Tel.: +41 41 820 22 88
Web: www.etzlihuette.ch

Accommodations in Sedrun
Tel.: +41 81 920 40 30
Web: www.disentis-sedrun.ch

Guided tours:
Web: www.alpineschool-mammut.ch
Web: www.montanara.ch

Alpen Taxi: shorten your tour direction Etzlital.
Tel. 41 79 413 91 15

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