The Best Places to Go Walking in Switzerland
Step into the footprints of Switzerland and unlock a world of beautiful alpine trails, storybook villages, and hidden gems. Our walking experts have done all the legwork (pun intended) and have handpicked their favourite walks in Switzerland just for you.
Switzerland is Full of Alpine Walks & Hidden Gems
This alpine wonderland is a dream for walkers, with its amazing public transport system and trails that cater to all levels of hikers. From snow-capped peaks to shimmering lakes and rolling meadows, Switzerland has it all.
Imagine yourself surrounded by snow-capped peaks, shimmering lakes, and rolling meadows. Switzerland has got it all when it comes to natural beauty. And let’s not forget the rich culture you’ll encounter at every step.
Take a leisurely stroll through the cobblestone streets of Switzerland’s towns, where every building has a story to tell. Admire the traditional architecture, and maybe even treat yourself to some Swiss chocolate - what's a walking holiday without a little indulgence?
So lace up those walking shoes, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to unravel the wonders of Switzerland step by step. Let us be your guide as we unveil the most captivating walking experiences this remarkable country has to offer.
These Handpicked Walks Will Swiss You Off Your Feet
In the Davos and Klosters region, you’ll find lots of well marked walking trails to suit every stride and fancy. The trails are easily accessible via cable-cars from the resort centre - perfect for those who don’t possess a mountain goat’s nimbleness.
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For a leisurely and enjoyable stroll, hop on the mountain railway from Davos to Schatzalp, where you can explore the enchanting Alpine botanical garden. Or, for a scenic river walk, saunter along the Lanwasser river from Davos Platz to the charming Frauenkirch.
If you’re looking for breath-taking panoramic views of Davos, then the Höhe Promenade offers a flat pathway of beautiful, sweeping views. If you’re lucky, you may encounter friendly squirrels and birds along the way.
Lucerne, nestled on the banks of Lake Lucerne where the River Reuss meets the lake, is an absolutely stunning city that mixes natural beauty with lots of historical charm. You can take nice, relaxed walks along the lakeside or delve into the lively old town, which is jam-packed with beautiful buildings, cosy little cafes, and charming boutique shops.
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You won’t want to miss the city guided walking tour - it spills all the beans on the most important landmarks. If you head down to the harbour, you can hop on a lake steamer and check out quaint lakeside villages like Weggis, and Vitznau. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous then you can explore the local mountains - Mount Rigi, Stanserhorn, and Pilatus Kulm. A dream come true for all you walking enthusiasts out there.
Nature lovers will love the boat ride to Breckenreid, followed by a magical stroll along the Klewenalp Flower Trail. Here, you’ll encounter a magical display of wildflowers that will leave you speechless.
Lucerne is an irresistible destination. Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or simply looking for a stunning walking destination, Lucerne is sure to leave you spellbound.
Grindelwald boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Bernese Alps. Being part of the illustrious Jungfrau region, this destination serves a heap of walking trails that wind their way through epic mountain landscapes.
Getting around is a piece of cake. Thanks to the convenient network of lifts and mountain railways, you can easily access the most stunning spots without breaking a sweat.
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One particularly rewarding hike is the Mountain Panorama Trail, a family-friendly route stretching 5.6 kilometres, taking around two hours to complete. As you make your way along the trail, get ready for some jaw-dropping views of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, and Eiger mountains.
The hike starts at the top of the first gondola, and from there, it’s a visual feast all the way to Grosse Scheidegg. Here, you can indulge in a scrumptious meal while taking in the fantastic views. Amidst the panoramic views, you’ll notice nature adds its own touch of colour with vibrant wildflowers scattered along the paths. A treat for all the senses.
Wengen is truly a slice of Alpine majesty that shouldn’t be missed. Perched on a sunny plateau beneath the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, it offers mesmerising views of the Lauterbrunnen valley. And the best part? It’s easily accessible and offers lots of walking trails for all levels of hikers.
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One of the standout routes in Wengen is the Lasuterbrunnen to Stechelberg trail. It’s an easy route with a gentle ascent, perfect for those seeing a leisurely walk. You’ll be treated to beautiful views of the Lauterbrunnen valley on the way.
If you’re up for a slightly more moderate walk, the Mettlenalp and Wengernalp route is a dream. This three hour walk showcases the beauty of the glacier views, panoramic vistas of the valley, and majestic mountain peaks. The scenery in every direction is simply breath-taking.
As you make your way from Wengen, passing the Tschuggen ridge, you’ll be surrounded by nature’s wonders. The forested paths and winding trails make this walk truly unforgettable. And when you reach Mettlenalp, you’ll be rewarded with even more stunning views before making your way up to Wengenalp.
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**Up to two guided walks per week are included in the following resorts: Mayrhofen, Seefeld, Saalbach & Hinterglemm, Chamonix, Morzine, Limone, Merano, Selva, Champoluc, Cervinia, Kranjska Gora, Grindelwald, Wengen, Zermatt, Funchal and Caniço. All walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions.