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The most beautiful hiking regions in Switzerland

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Mont Blanc

Countless hikers from all over the world dream of this mountain, the ‘white mountain’, also known as the ‘roof of Europe’. For many Alpinists, Mont Blanc is the epitome of the hiking experience and is hard to beat. The legendary mountain is the third most visited natural site in the world and the Mount Blanc massif extends around 400km2 across national borders to France and Italy.


Floral splendor in the Mont Blanc region


The third largest canton is located in the southwest of Switzerland and captivates with a unique landscape diversity. And with good reason, because hiking and active holiday fans in Valais are always accompanied by the warm rays of the sun – around 300 days a year. The power of the sun can also be found in the juicy fruits and wonderful wines.


View to the Lötschberger country

Bernese Oberland

Mountain hiking across national borders, through eight Alpine countries: That is what the famous Via Alpina Bear Trek in the Bernese Oberland offers. From Trieste to Monaco, the trekking tour leads five routes from Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Austria to Switzerland, on to Liechtenstein, France and finally to Monaco.

Rotstockhütte at the foot of the Schilthorn

Central Switzerland

Switzerland has its origins in central Switzerland, the heart of the country. But inner Switzerland has much more to offer than just history. Explore the beauty of central Switzerland with sights such as churches, monasteries and small chapels, all of which blend beautifully into the landscape.

A family hike over meadow paths in Nidwalden on Lake Lucerne, with the mountain panorama in the background


The canton of Graubünden in the east of Switzerland truly offers all the colours of the rainbow in its own way. With around 930 white peaks and glaciers, 615 blue lakes, 150 green valleys with lush meadows and more than 300 colourful bird species – a colourful variety with a special flair for mountain hikers.

Alpine flowers next to a mountain stream, houses and the mountain panorama in the background


Where Swiss charm meets Italian Spirit – here is the ‘gateway to the south’. Ticino is located in the southern part of Switzerland and is largely surrounded by Italy. This is not only evident in the canton’s Mediterranean flair, but also in the mild and sunny climate. Perfect conditions for a successful hiking holiday. 

View of Lake Lugano from Serpiano

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The Swiss climate

Diversity is also the motto when it comes to the climate in Switzerland. Because of the numerous altitudes and influences north and south of the main ridge of the Alps, there are big differences. Generally cooler and more humid in the north, there are even Mediterranean influences in the southern parts of the country. In summary, it can be said that the temperatures in Switzerland are primarily determined by the altitude throughout the year and especially the warmer months offer the perfect climate for a successful hiking holiday.

Hiking panorama at the Tour du Mont Blanc

The Swiss cuisine

The influences of the neighbouring countries also merge in the kitchen. Typical items from France, Italy and Germany are combined with the best from Switzerland. Many well-known national dishes such as cheese fondue and raclette, rösti, Bircher müsli, Toblerone and the sweet drink Ovomaltine are also popular internationally. Not to be forgotten are the more than 400 Swiss cheeses and around 350 sausages – an impressive selection. And did you know that the popular Bircher müsli was created by Maximillian Oskar Bircher-Brenner as early as 1900?

Various cheeses with grapes on a wooden board

Switzerland's culture and traditions

The neighbouring countries have also made their mark on Swiss culture in terms of the culture and diverse language. But as diverse as the regions may be, there are still some typically Swiss characteristics. Switzerland is a nation born with permanent neutrality, which means they voluntarily form a unit without being uniform throughout. The Swiss are particularly proud of their neutrality. They cannot be involved in disagreements and the country has been successfully staying out of armed conflicts for around 200 years. As punctual as clockwork: This character trait can also be transferred to the people with a clear conscience, because the Swiss are always punctual and expect this from others as well.


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Especially the warmer summer months are ideal for a successful hiking holiday in Switzerland.

Switzerland offers a particularly varied hiking offer for all target groups and levels of hiking. From the Bernese Oberlandcentral Switzerland, the Mediterranean region in TicinoGraubündenValais or Mont Blanc – whether hikingmountain hiking or trekking, in Switzerland there is always plenty of active time out to choose from.

Many of our active holidays in Switzerland are also wonderfully suitable for hiking with a dog. Whether on our hiking holiday on the Via Spluga, the Round tour Lake Lucerne, the trekking tour Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm – our diverse hiking holidays in Switzerland offer a wonderful experience for two and four-legged friends.

Switzerland is currently home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include, for example, the old town of Bern, the Rhaetian Railway (Rhätische Bahn) between Thusis and Tirano, the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, the Abbey District of St. Gallen, the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch or Monte San Giorgio in Ticino.

Not only in terms of nature and culture, but also in terms of cuisine, Switzerland offers a broad variety with focus on regional products. During your hiking holiday in Switzerland be sure to try one of the 400 different types of Swiss cheese or one of the 350 types of sausage, enjoy a typical cheese fondue or a traditional raclette, try the Swiss potato rösti or the tasty Bichermüsli for breakfast or start your hiking tour with a sweet piece of Toblerone or the energy drink Ovaltine (original name Ovomaltine).

Switzerland has a total of 26 cantons and a land area of ​​41,285 square kilometers, one third of which is forest. In addition, there is the extensive hiking trail network of 65,000 kilometers of hiking paths, which offer the right level of difficulty for every level of hiking. Away from the hiking paths, there are numerous sights and highlights to discover. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the Swiss, try one of the wonderful specialties and culinary delights and enjoy your active break while hiking in Switzerland.

  • In our detailed travel documents you will find various tips and recommendations for sights and restaurants along the hiking routes.

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