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Hiking in Switzerland

Conquer pristine peaks, hike alpine meadows, capture unforgettable memories

The classic mountainous landscape of Switzerland, with over 65,000 kilometres of adrenaline-fuelled trails, is a world-class hiking destination. Visit between June and September for prime hiking conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Jessica Wilcox

5.00

September, 2022

Hut-to-hut ‘Vues du Mont Blanc’ Trekking Tour

Ben was a great guide. I appreciated how straight forward he was, no sugar coating things. We really had a great time. Discussion of how what the hike really is (Tour des Muveran) and the level of difficulty required should be explained in the tour synopsis. As it is, I don’t think most people on the tour were ready for that level.

Asmae Laaouini

5.00

September, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

We had thé best guide ever. I enjoyed the trip a lot

Kertu Loot

5.00

September, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

I had the best time ever! Paul was such a wonderful guide. I hope to join more adventures with him soon!

Christopher Mcadams

5.00

August, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

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Zachary Alfred

5.00

August, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Lea was a great guide, and the whole trip was very well organised. I was a bit concerned initially about the size of the group, but it turned out to work very well, and everyone got along. The three refuges we stayed at were all very different but nice in their own way.

Fuad AlZayer

5.00

August, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Great organization & wonderful guide (Cécilia). Cécilia & he assistance Philipo we’re wonderful.

Anne Fons

5.00

September, 2021

Hut-to-hut ‘Vues du Mont Blanc’ Trekking Tour

Tom is an amazing guide! He made sure that everyone had the best time and anticipated on everyones needs. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend everyone booking a tour with him!

Nadia Mojahed

5.00

August, 2021

2-day bushcraft survival course in Chasseral Nature Park

It was a great experience connecting with Nature and learning about wild plants, the wood and surviving nature! Noé is a nice person, an excellent mountain guide, fully passionate and experienced for his work. Highly recommend the experience with Noé and I look forward for my upcoming one!

Jo Bartimote

5.00

June, 2020

Hut-to-hut ‘Vues du Mont Blanc’ Trekking Tour

Always keen to make sure everyone is having a good time and adjusts pace excellently for the required group

Tim

5.00

May, 2020

Hut-to-hut ‘Vues du Mont Blanc’ Trekking Tour

Tom is a knowledgeable and experienced guide. He was always keen to share his knowledge and was very attentive to our needs throughout the hike. A great sense of humour and a pleasure to be with, we laughed with & at him throughout!

Slawek Noga

5.00

October, 2018

5-day glacier hiking program in Mont Blanc

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

Jamie

5.00

July, 2018

Hiking trip in the Bernese Alps, north Switzerland

Hiking with Noe was a true highlight of our trip! He was knowledgeable and warm--building an itinerary that worked just for us! Despite the rain in the morning, we had the best time walking with Noe and would recommend anyone consider doing the same! Thank you so much, Noe!

Lucy Murphy

5.00

August, 2017

4-day Hiking and Wine Tasting Tour around Lake Geneva, Switzerland

We had a weeklong tour with Matthew in 2017 and of all the trips we have made, hiking and otherwise, this was the best. Matthew found beautiful and varied types of hikes for each day, and the restaurants and vineyards he found were superb. His knowledge of the wine and geography is deep and he has a wonderful sense of humor. The trip was a joy from beginning to end.

Ed and Anne E.

5.00

June, 2017

4-day Hiking and Wine Tasting Tour around Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Matthew is one of the best...knowledgable, personable, very aware of clients abilities and interests. This is an all-time favorite trip...


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Switzerland

Covered in glistening glaciers and dramatic towering peaks, the landscape of Switzerland is superbly suited for quality hiking. From the classic resort town of Zermatt to the stunning locations of Grindelwald, Mürren and Lauterbrunnen.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+41

Currency

Swiss franc (CHF)

Best time to visit

Between June and September for prime hiking conditions

Language

The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh

What’s the weather like?

Switzerland generally has temperate weather, yet varies between specific locations. Summer months tend to be warm and humid with occasional rainfalls. From July to August the daytime temperature ranges from 18 to 28°C

How long should I stay?

Short hiking trips in Switzerland can last from 4-8 days, such as hiking from Verbier to Zermatt across some of the highest peaks in the canton of Valais. If you want to immerse yourself for longer in the mountains of Switzerland, and explore more of its regions, then one could easily stay for 3-4 weeks

More info about Hiking in Switzerland:

The 26 cantons of Switzerland are located in central Europe, which is bordered by Germany to the north, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, Italy to the south, and France to the west. The landlocked country is elevated on top of the Alps, the Swiss Plateau, and the Jura mountains. With much of the Alps occupying most of the country’s territory, most of the population are spread across the plateau, including the two global cities of Zurich and Geneva

 

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