There are many reasons to visit Switzerland, whether it’s to see cities with ancient medieval quarters, landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower or to taste some infamous swiss chocolate. Above all is hiking and taking in the natural beauty of the jaw dropping landscape, that is Switzerland.
Best part of hiking in Switzerland is you don’t need to have any experience, no expensive gear is required and it’s FREE. So throw away those sad granola bars and get ready for a list of must-see trails to hike, when you find yourself in the Swizz Alps!
Val Trupchun Hiking Trail, Swiss National Park
Experience this 7.5-mile out-and-back trail near S-chanf, Graubünden. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 20 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and trail running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring.
Parc Ela is a nature park in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It is intended to protect the regional biotope, help to promote its sustainable use and give a boost to an area rich in scenery and national cultural assets.
Unlike Switzerland’s only national park, which is reserved for nature alone, the Parc Ela covers the settled and cultivated territory of around 21 municipalities, notably Tiefencastel, Bergün, Savognin and Bivio. The park takes its name from Piz Ela, the 3,338-metre mountain peak at its center.
There are themed trails and family activities year-round to take advantage of.
Check out this 9.0-mile point-to-point trail near Sent, Graubünden. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 41 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, trail running, and walking.
The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. Known internationally by its German name the Matterhorn, it owes its fame to its almost perfect pyramid shape. Its four-sided, ridged rocky peak towers 4,478 meters above sea level, in perfect isolation in the midst of a quite singular alpine panorama., making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe
This interesting hike travels along the base of the Eiger with up-close and dramatic views of the iconic peak’s sheer north face along with fine views of the Grindelwald Valley and nearby summits. Several options extend the hike, adding to the scenic delights of the day.
The 3.8 mile trail starts at the Eigergletscher Train Station to the southeast of Kleine Scheidegg, a saddle on the ridge separating the Lauberhorn and the Eiger.
There are several ways to reach the Eiger Trail including by the Terminal station in Grindelwald!
Hiking Burgenstock Felsenweg has been the fastest way up to the highest vantage point around Lucerne. And from the Bürgenstock hotel over the rocky Felsenweg path to the valley station on the inside of the rocks, you’re back out in the fresh air after a single minute in the lift. At Night you see the lift illuminated in summer – and clearly visible from Lucerne.
The 152.8 meter-high lift to the Bürgenstock looks like a heaven-bound rocket. Views from Hammetschwand over Lucerne and its lake are best described as heavenly! Hammetschwand over Lucerne and its lake are best described as heavenly
The scenic Felsenweg path offers in-depth views over the lake across to the extraordinary lift
Get your bags packed and hiking shoes on. Switzerland is awaiting you & your hiking adventures!!!