Switzerland: Hiking - Walking
A summer and winter sports paradise
Whether you are looking for a pleasant family stroll along the banks of a river or a bracing hike in the high Alps, Switzerland can offer it all. The Jungfrau region in Switzerland has more than 300km of prepared walking and hiking trails, while a hike in the Bernese Oberland could find you hiking along a mountain path under the north face of the Eiger, or taking a romantic stroll through lush alpine meadows.
Or discover the ‘tropics of Switzerland’ with walks through Ticino, where you will enjoy lakeside views of Lake Lugano and Locarno, picturesque tiny villages – and a hearty supper of pasta to round off a day walking in this Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. You’ll find established hiking trails in Switzerland are signposted and –if need be – help is never very far away. There are three different types of hiking trails in Switzerland; easy, medium and difficult. Easy hiking trails are usually shorter in distance and the gradients are not very steep.
Medium hiking trails in Switzerland are longer and offer more varied terrain. Difficult hiking trails are usually high terrain, often venturing into snow capped mountains and should not be attempted without a local Swiss hiking guide.