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Walking Holidays in Switzerland

Switzerland is the ideal destination for a walking holiday. With its beautiful landscapes and well-maintained trails, it offers a diverse range of walking experiences.

Switzerland accommodates all different tastes, whether you enjoy lakeside paths, cosy villages, alpine hikes, or mountain summits, it is the perfect location for a walking holiday. The Swiss-Alps is home to a vast array of trials, some of the most beautiful in the world, and caters to all levels of experience. For beginners, take part in glacial skills training in the Gandegg hut above Zermatt or enjoy the alpine views from lower levels. Meanwhile, experienced walkers and climbers might be drawn to the allure of summiting Breithorn or walking Matterhorn. Regardless of your expertise, a walking holiday in Switzerland promises diverse landscapes and rewarding experiences that everyone can enjoy.

Highlight of Switzerland

A sensational, yet smelly, highlight of Switzerland has got to be indulging in their world-renowned cheese. Whether you're tucking into a belly-warming fondue or enjoying some Gruyère accompanied by a glass of fine wine, the cheese in Switzerland is certainly something to get excited by. It is estimated that the Swiss each consume 15 kg of cheese per year, so it must be good.

What to do in Switzerland

Walking the Swiss Alps

Nestled between France, Italy and Austria, on a Swiss journey you can wander cross-border and experience the very best of the Alps by walking the Monte de Rosa or hiking from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. For those that love a challenge, Switzerland is packed with adventures to set your sights on, from learning glacier skills and bagging summits at the Swiss 4000 metre peaks climbing week, to taking on the true summit of Monte Rosa.  

More Information About Walking Holidays in Switzerland

The ideal time for a walking holiday in Switzerland is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is generally pleasant, and hiking trails are accessible. In the higher alpine regions, July and August offer the best conditions.

Our top 5 routes for a walking holiday in Switzerland

Welcome to a world of high alpine peaks. In Switzerland, it doesn't matter whether you're journeying along winding trails or climbing iconic summits - either way, you'll be immersed in the mountains and treated to breathtaking views of one of the most picturesque countries on the planet.

Walker's Haute Route

The Walker's Haute Route is an iconic long-distance hiking trail that connects the alpine towns of Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland. Spanning approximately 180 kilometres, this challenging route traverses the heart of the European Alps, offering hikers spectacular views of towering peaks, glaciers, and pristine valleys. Along the way, trekkers pass through charming alpine villages, cross high mountain passes, and witness the dramatic beauty of the Matterhorn.

Via Alpina: Meiringen to Lenk

 The Via Alpina trail from Meiringen to Lenk is a spectacular segment of the long-distance hiking route that traverses the entire Alpine region. This section takes you through the heart of Switzerland's Bernese Oberland, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, serene alpine meadows, and charming Swiss villages. Hikers can expect a mix of challenging ascents, leisurely walks, and encounters with the region's rich cultural heritage, making it an unforgettable journey in the Swiss Alps

Tour de Combins

The Tour de Combins is a renowned multi-day trekking route in the Swiss Alps, showcasing the stunning Combins Massif. This challenging high-altitude trail takes hikers through breathtaking landscapes, including glacial valleys, pristine alpine lakes, and rugged mountain terrain. Along the way, you'll encounter remote mountain huts where you can rest and soak in the incredible views, making it a must-do adventure for experienced trekkers seeking an unforgettable walking holiday in Switzerland.

Tour de Monte Rosa

The Tour de Monte Rosa is a spectacular long-distance trek that circumnavigates the Monte Rosa massif, one of the highest peaks in the Alps. This challenging trail takes hikers through breathtaking alpine landscapes, including glaciers, high mountain passes, and picturesque valleys. Along the way, you'll traverse both Swiss and Italian terrain, immersing yourself in the rich culture and stunning scenery of the region.

Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc, one of Europe's most iconic long-distance hiking trails, winds its way through the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland, among other countries. In the Swiss section of the trail, hikers are treated to spectacular views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Swiss Alps, passing through charming alpine villages like Champex-Lac and Trient. This portion of the trail offers a mix of challenging ascents, serene lakeside paths, and encounters with local culture, making it a must-do for those seeking an unforgettable walking holiday in Switzerland.




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