Explore the pristine Greina Plateau, a vast alpine tundra untouched by time
Enjoy a light, three-day circular hike in the stunning Swiss Alps
Travel from Campo Blenio-Ghirone through breathtaking landscapes to Capanna Scaletta
Relax in charming mountain huts, offering cozy wilderness stays
Immerse in Alpine tranquility with serene lakes and lush meadows under vast skies
Experience Alpine heritage, from Roman routes to contemporary Swiss culture
Your hike begins in the small ski resort of Campo Blenio-Ghirone. Here, you’ll begin lightly ascending in the direction of Lago di Luzzone, a reservoir lake below Pizzo Pianca. After getting to the other side of the lake, the path ahead will start climbing the grassy slopes above, lazily winding its way upwards above 2000 meters of altitude. At the top of the climb, you’ll reach the cozy hut, where you’ll spend your first night in the Swiss Alps, Capanna Michela Motterascio.
Capanna Michela Motterascio / Camona da Terri
10.7 km and 1100 m of elevation gain / 130 m of elevation loss
Today, you’ll cross the most scenic section of this multi-day hike, traversing the high mountain plateau of Greina and its green moory meadows. The stage is shorter and less physically taxing than the first one, allowing you a handful of flexibility if you wish to take a detour, of which Laghet la Greina and Camona da Terri are most worth it. To end your day, you’ll descend past the famous Arco da Greina and finish at Capanna Scaletta.
8 km and 320 m of elevation gain / 290 m of elevation loss
The final day in the Swiss mountains will take you back down to the valley where you began. The descent is not too steep, leading you past Pian Geirett and allowing you plenty of scenic opportunities for taking photos. After reaching Ghirone, you’ll catch a bus and continue your journey.
9.2 km and 60 m of elevation gain / 1050 m of elevation loss
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2x accommodation with breakfast
Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Service and support during your hike
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Embark on a transformative journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps with our exclusive Greina Plateau hike. This meticulously crafted three-day adventure is the perfect escape for those seeking a blend of tranquility and exhilaration amidst Switzerland’s pristine landscapes.
Ideal for individuals desiring light and short hiking excursions, our tour is specially designed to fit into your holiday seamlessly, beginning and ending at the same location for utmost convenience.
This route leads you to the vast expanses of the Greina Plateau, standing over 2,200 meters high — a rare alpine tundra landscape preserved in its primeval glory, stretching six kilometers in length and one kilometer in width, offering a breathtaking natural spectacle.
Greina offers an idyllic setting for hikers and nature lovers. Its high mountain plateau, adorned with scenic moory meadows, represents a haven of peace and beauty.
We ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience by arranging cozy hut accommodations, providing detailed itineraries, and offering 24/7 support. Enjoy the Alpine hospitality at charming huts like Capanna Michela Motterascio and Capanna Scaletta, ensuring restful nights after fulfilling days.
To enhance your journey, we provide a detailed personalized travel booklet tailored specifically for your tour. This booklet includes all the information you’ll need, from route descriptions to insights about the natural and cultural landmarks you’ll encounter.
Moreover, our easy-to-use app equips you with GPS navigation, ensuring you can immerse fully in the experience with the confidence of having a guided path at your fingertips.
Embrace this unique opportunity to journey through one of Switzerland’s most pristine landscapes, where every step unfolds new wonders and every moment becomes a cherished memory.
The summer season for hiking is usually from mid-June to mid-October. Its start depends on the amount of snow left on the high mountain passes from the winter. The Walker’s Haute Route and Via Alpina have some high passes, which are usually free of snow only in July. Hiking before that could be dangerous without proper skill and equipment. In October, there is usually the first bigger snowfall, and the huts close to prepare for the winter ski season.
Read more about the hiking season in the Swiss Alps here.
We’ve rated our tours on a difficulty scale from 1 to 5 — with 1 being the easiest and 5 the most difficult.
The difficulty level of a tour tells you how fit you need to be and how much hiking is involved. Most of our tours are appropriate for people who are regularly active and can hike for about five to seven hours per day.
Technical difficulty means how skilled you need to be to hike on the path. Level 1 means the trail is smooth and wide (like a gravel road), while 5 means the surface is uneven and exposed, and you have to use your hands to help yourself move forward. In practice, that means that the higher the level, the more surefooted and skilled in scrambling you need to be.
It is best to book your tour early because most accommodations along the trail fill up quickly. That way, you can ensure that you have a place to stay.
Even though the routes are usually quite close to at least a farm or a small village, they also feature lots of wild and remote sections where you cannot just stop. In case of injury, it’s best to call the local emergency services.
On the other hand, if you just feel that you cannot hike anymore, you can always stop in any of the towns and villages along the way and use public transport to get to a bigger Swiss city.
Showers in Swiss mountain huts are rare and are only offered for an extra charge. That’s why it’s wise to bring wet wipes with you for the days that you are staying in one of them.
No, because the huts provide their own blankets and pillows. Still, you should bring a sleeping liner instead.
Cell connection is very changeable in the mountains. A good rule of thumb is that if you can see a town, you’ll have a reception. Mountain huts are the same — the signal usually doesn’t reach the insides, so try catching it outside. Wifi is available only in some huts, while most don’t have it.
If you dress accordingly, most stages can be done in light rain. However, do not hike if a storm is forecasted. In that case, you can take public transport to the next point when possible to make up for the lost time.
Vegetarian meals are usually available in most accommodations. Vegan options are harder to be found in huts, but we’re happy to let you know about them in advance so you can plan accordingly.
Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.
Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for you. The tour is for those who want a hastle-free adventure and enjoy the flexibility of a small private group and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing the enjoyment during and after the tour.
For solo hikers or hikers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about tour-planning and other annoying details. We’re going to find you a group of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and take care of all the other details. The tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring maximum hiking enjoyment.
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