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Hiking In Switzerland

Hiking In Switzerland

Hiking in Switzerland is an indescribable experience. One must experience it to believe how truly amazing it is. Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth and exploring it on foot is simply a pleasure.

Trail Types

In fact, because hiking in Switzerland is so popular, it is probably the country with the most number of hiking trails per capita in the world! These hiking trails can be categorized into three broad categories:

1. Alpine Routes: As the name suggests these routes are the challenging ones and lead you though mountain trails. They are marked with white and blue signs. What is more these routes tend to be on the rugged side (you might even encounter drop offs). There may even be steep sections or handholds on your path. Only trained hikers should venture on these trails.
3. Wanderwage: These are picturesque, scenic hiking trails which are no problem for the amateur hiker. These trails are found between valleys, lakes and towns. You can identify them with the help of yellow markings. There are also paint blazes which help you stay on these hiking trails. They don't cause any exertion if you are in good health!
5. Bergwege: This is the intermediate hiking trail. Not too easy nor too tough to tackle. These are higher in altitude than the Wanderwage and are demarcated by red and white markings. The good thing is most of these paths aren't too difficult or tough to handle. However, if you are not in the best of shapes, you need to be careful.
How to go about it

When you are considering hiking in Switzerland and if you are new to it, you should go in for organized hiking tours under supervision. There are several agencies which organize hiking tours in the Dolomite Area and Switzerland. What is more, your comfort is thoroughly taken care of on an organized hiking trail.

Make sure that while you consider hiking in Switzerland, you choose your time carefully. Blizzards are definitely something that you don't want to encounter. Hiking seasons extend from mid June to mid-September.

If you come early you are sure to find Snow on the paths which are relatively on higher altitudes, while if you arrive later in the year you might have to face a blizzard or two, which is definitely not a risk you want to take. Hiking in Switzerland is an amazing experience; you don't want anything to spoil your enjoyment of it.

This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016