The unique panorama The longest via ferrata in Switzerland

Gemmi via ferrata experience

Leukerbad is home to the longest via ferrata in Switzerland.

A via ferrata is a rocky path secured throughout with wire ropes and, where necessary, with ladders. For mountain walkers who are free from giddiness and experienced, it offers an intermediate level between mountain hiking and sport climbing.

216 metres of ladders and over 2,000 metres of steel cables were installed in the steep cliffs of the Daubenhorn above Leukerbad. The via ferrata brings the visitor closer to the unique panorama of the Valais Alps in an impressive way. A unique feature is the approx. 100-metre-long natural cave that is crossed and where avalanches roar down into the valley in winter.


In the upper part of the trail you will find the Via Konst. A variant where the height of the Daubenhorn can be enjoyed to the full and which is not for the faint-hearted. This airy variant was named after one of the initiators and can be bypassed.


After about 8 hours and 1000 metres of altitude difference, you reach the summit of the Daubenhorn (2941 m a.s.l.). Should your stamina not be high enough, you have the option of descending to Leukerbad after about 1/3 of the tour. The longest via ferrata in Switzerland awaits courageous sports and nature fans and is certainly an extraordinary experience.