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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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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