Walking near your favourite resort

Day trips with memorable walks

 

Switzerland offers wonderful walking. The established trails with their distinctive yellow signposts take you through some stunning lakes and mountains scenery. There are gentle walks - often with sections which can be enjoyed by cable car, boat or rail - through to all day hikes on more challenging terrain. Trails often connect with PostBus routes so you can have a relaxing ride back to your resort. You can find below links to walking information on the best Swiss regional tourist websites. They offer a wealth of information to help plan your walks including:

  • Highlights of the route and photographs of some of the beautiful sights along the way  
  • A variety of maps 
  • Distance and approximate timing
  • Level of difficulty, altitude and gradient information
  • Local transport options and restaurants to enjoy en route
  • Downloadable GPS apps

    Please click through to discover detailed walking suggestions from your chosen resort and call us to book your holiday on 0800 619 1200. As well as arranging your flights and hotel, we can help you with a number of great value travel Passes for getting to and from your walking start points.


    Staying in Wengen, Grindelwald, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil, Meiringen?

    Incomporable sightseeing and pure alpine air in the high mountains of the Jungfrau region, as well as the lakes & waterfalls around Interlaken. 

    Click through to the Bernese Oberland Region tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website and read more about other activities at each beauty spot. Iconic names include Kleine ScheideggSchynige PlatteBrienzer Rothorn and Männlichen. We can also recommend a number of winter walks near Adelboden.

    Staying in Wengen, Grindelwald, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil, Meiringen?

    Incomporable sightseeing and pure alpine air in the high mountains of the Jungfrau region, as well as the lakes & waterfalls around Interlaken. 

    Click through to the Bernese Oberland Region tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website and read more about other activities at each beauty spot. Iconic names include Kleine ScheideggSchynige PlatteBrienzer Rothorn and Männlichen. We can also recommend a number of winter walks near Adelboden.

     
    Staying in Davos, Klosters, St. Moritz, Pontresina, Arosa, Chur, Scuol?

    The perfect region for enjoying stunning lakes and mountains walks. You will also find the magnificent Swiss National Park here.

    Click through to the Graubünden Region tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website for more about excursions in the region including Parsenn and Gotschna, Muottas Muragl & Alp Languard or the Weisshorn.

    Staying in Davos, Klosters, St. Moritz, Pontresina, Arosa, Chur, Scuol?

    The perfect region for enjoying stunning lakes and mountains walks. You will also find the magnificent Swiss National Park here.

    Click through to the Graubünden Region tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website for more about excursions in the region including Parsenn and Gotschna, Muottas Muragl & Alp Languard or the Weisshorn.

     
    Staying in Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Brig?

    Enjoy views of the iconic Matterhorn and the Aletsch Glacier on walks through the lovely Valais region. 

    Click through to the Valais Region tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website to discover more about Valais day trips such as Hannig, Schwarzsee or the arena of the Aletsch Glacier.

    Staying in Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Brig?

    Enjoy views of the iconic Matterhorn and the Aletsch Glacier on walks through the lovely Valais region. 

    Click through to the Valais Region tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website to discover more about Valais day trips such as Hannig, Schwarzsee or the arena of the Aletsch Glacier.

     
    Staying in Lugano, Locarno, Ascona, Bellinzona?

    Walking in a famously balmy climate, taking in Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and their mountains. 

    Click through to theTicino Region tourism website for suggested walking routes. 

    Stay on our website for more on Ticino excursions such Monte San Salvatore and Orselina and Cardada.

    Staying in Lugano, Locarno, Ascona, Bellinzona?

    Walking in a famously balmy climate, taking in Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and their mountains. 

    Click through to theTicino Region tourism website for suggested walking routes. 

    Stay on our website for more on Ticino excursions such Monte San Salvatore and Orselina and Cardada.

     
    Staying in Lucerne, Weggis, Brunnen?

    Wander through the beautiful mountains of Central Switzerland and you are sure to be rewarded with some breathtaking views.  

    Click through to the Lucerne tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website to discover more about Central Switzerland day trips such as the Rigi, Stanserhorn and Mount Titlis mountains as well as the famous Swiss Trail.

    Staying in Lucerne, Weggis, Brunnen?

    Wander through the beautiful mountains of Central Switzerland and you are sure to be rewarded with some breathtaking views.  

    Click through to the Lucerne tourism website for suggested walking routes.

    Stay on our website to discover more about Central Switzerland day trips such as the Rigi, Stanserhorn and Mount Titlis mountains as well as the famous Swiss Trail.

     
    Staying in Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne?

    The countryside of the Lake Geneva region offers scenic views, quaint villages, funiculars and little trains through the winelands and some lovely walks.  

    Click through to Les Rochers-de-Naye or Les Pléiades in the hills above Lake Geneva.

    Staying in Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne?

    The countryside of the Lake Geneva region offers scenic views, quaint villages, funiculars and little trains through the winelands and some lovely walks.  

    Click through to Les Rochers-de-Naye or Les Pléiades in the hills above Lake Geneva.

     
    Did you know?

    Swiss walking trails are well signposted to help you along the way. The distinctive yellow signs show routes that are suitable for all and often give information about approximate walking times as well as distance. They also point the way to cables cars and mountain railways, handy for tired legs. A red and white sign indicates a slightly more taxing route, while blue signs are for challenging alpine hikes. In winter, walkers follow pink signs which indicate paths suitable during the snowy months.

    Whichever trail you decide to explore, there's sure to be some lovely scenery to enjoy.

    Did you know?

    Swiss walking trails are well signposted to help you along the way. The distinctive yellow signs show routes that are suitable for all and often give information about approximate walking times as well as distance. They also point the way to cables cars and mountain railways, handy for tired legs. A red and white sign indicates a slightly more taxing route, while blue signs are for challenging alpine hikes. In winter, walkers follow pink signs which indicate paths suitable during the snowy months.

    Whichever trail you decide to explore, there's sure to be some lovely scenery to enjoy.

     
    Walking tips

    We recommend suitable footwear and clothing for all walks. A water bottle is handy in case the next mountain restaurant is a little way off, and it's always good to have a charged mobile phone. Make sure you take any litter with you to maintain the beautiful landscape and keep wildlife safe.

    Finally, it is customary to greet other hikers with a friendly "hello" - or try a "Grüezi"!

    Walking tips

    We recommend suitable footwear and clothing for all walks. A water bottle is handy in case the next mountain restaurant is a little way off, and it's always good to have a charged mobile phone. Make sure you take any litter with you to maintain the beautiful landscape and keep wildlife safe.

    Finally, it is customary to greet other hikers with a friendly "hello" - or try a "Grüezi"!

     

    Luggage free hiking tours

    If walking is the highlight of your holiday, why not consider one of our independent hiking tours. Available in the Graubünden or Bernese Oberland regions, you'll follow a route through the fabulous scenery, staying in different hotels along the way. Your luggage is transported ahead for you. Click here or call 0800 619 1200 for more details.

    More walking ideas

    Have a look at some favourite walking routes recommended by the tourist offices. Each features an easy to moderate level trail and best of all, a welcoming mountain restaurant en route. En guete!

    Scenic rail holidays

    Ask us about the Swiss scenic rail journeys - a great way of combining resorts to create your own two or multi centre holiday
    Glacier Express
    Bernina Express
    GoldenPass Line
    Gotthard Panorama Express

    Planning your holiday

    Call 0800 619 1200
    • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
    • Choose your scenic journeys
    • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
    • How many nights in each resort
    • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
    • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
    • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
    Holiday quotation