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 relax and enjoy more scenery on your way home.
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 etc.
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 Scheidegg, Schynige Platte, Brienzer Rothorn, 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 & Gotschna, Muottas Muragl & Alp Languard or visits from Chur.
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 Saas Grund & Hohsaas, Schwarzsee or visits from Brig.
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 asMadonna del Sasso (Orselina), Monte Tamaro and visits from Bellinzona.
STAYING IN LUCERNE, BRUNNEN & WEGGIS
Wander through the beautiful mountains of Central Switzerland and you are sure to be rewarded with some breathtaking views.
See our page on Central Switzerland walking or click straight through to detailed information on walking on the Rigi, Stanserhorn and 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 our page on walks in the hills above Lake Geneva.
Please call our team on 0800 619 1200. We will be delighted to help with your holiday planning.
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.
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 mesmerising scenery, staying in different hotels along the way. Your luggage is transported ahead, so you'll only need to carry a day pack and be free to enjoy the glorious outdoors. Please click here for further details.