Switzerland’s beautiful scenery ensures its place as one of the top walking destinations. There are a huge variety of walks to experience: from dramatic mountain trails to valley walks through Alpine pastures and gentle strolls around Switzerland’s many lakes. All this is easily accessible through Switzerland’s outstanding transport system which includes the famous Swiss Rail.
The beautiful village of Zermatt has walking routes through historic Alpine farmland and past remote mountain lakes. But it is the outstanding scenery that makes this walking destination unique. The area has an abundance of panoramic viewpoints providing a glimpse of the iconic Matterhorn. Book a Peak Pass for the best access to the resort’s many hiking trails.
The picturesque Jungfrau Region is a walker’s paradise. Lush green valleys give rise to dramatic snow-capped mountain peaks, and all this is criss-crossed by an eclectic mix of walking trails suitable for all abilities. The Eiger Walk, is a famous walking trail, that traverses infamous Eiger North Face – one of the most impressive mountains in the Alps.
Walking Highlights in the Swiss Lakes
Locarno and Ascona
Situated on the Swiss side of Lake Maggiore, in the distinctive Ticino region of Switzerland, Locarno and Ascona’s Mediterranean climate makes it perfect for gentle strolls along the lakeside promenade. The nearby Verzasca Valley is great for keen walkers. The cooler air and stunning scenery makes this a wonderful area for hiking.
Weggis and Vitznau
The tranquil villages of Weggis and Vitznau are where the mountains meet the lakes. As a result they are one of best places in Switzerland to go walking. The walk between Weggis and Vitznau is beautiful and only 3 ½ miles long. Explore the shoreline of Lake Lucerne. Or head up the Rigi Mountain, on the oldest cog railway in the world, for miles of hiking.