Numerous historically significant routes traverse the Valais. The villages and cities along the Alpine passes have long been important thoroughfares and trading centres on the way to the trade routes of the south. A hike along these historically significant paths is at the same time a journey into the past. There are many fascinating stories to discover – travelling merchants and mercenaries have left numerous traces and impressive buildings behind them.
Steep roads, tight bends, the sound of the post horn, and a skilful PostBus driver – the ViaPostaAlpina brings to life the time-honoured alpine post system, still going strong after more than 160 years. A generous dose of romanticism, a pinch of myth, a dash of serendipity and a few surprising twists and turns. In other words, the very ingredients of a good journey. The ViaPostaAlpina takes you by postbus or on foot through the Swiss Alps using historic paths and roads. The trip takes in the four passes of the Grimsel, Nufenen, Gotthard and Susten. Welcome to the ViaPostaAlpina!