Posted on March 30 2021
The Swiss Alps have a lot to offer: lots of snow in winter and in summer Switzerland is a real hiker's paradise. The following routes are among the most popular worldwide.
Can you smell spring in the air? The meadows and forests are slowly becoming more colourful again, the sun is showing itself more often and the birds are singing from the rooftops. The winter is gradually over and the warm temperatures draw us back outside into the awakening nature. As soon as the last snow on the mountain peaks has given way to the warming spring sun, you can finally get going and set off on your next adventure! And where better to do that than in Switzerland? Switzerland offers a wealth of gorgeous hiking trails just waiting for you.
Hiking: Healthy, mindful, decelerating
Hiking is so popular because it is suitable for practically everyone. You don't have to be in top shape, you don't necessarily need special equipment, and the length and difficulty of a hike can be chosen according to your own preferences. Those who simply want to take a nice walk in the countryside will find the right route, as will hiking fans who want something more challenging along the way. Whether across meadows, in the forest or in the mountains, Switzerland's varied landscape has a lot to offer. Hiking is always a little break from everyday life, and even well-known routes always allow new discoveries in the changing seasons.
Five top hiking trails from easy to challenging
Reichenbach Falls and Aare Canyon
An easy circular trail that can be completed in around 2.5 hours, through the Aare Gorge and past the Reichenbach Falls near Meiringen and Innertkirchen. The path leads over footbridges and through tunnels through the entire gorge, which became famous worldwide through the duel between Sherlock Holmes and his adversary Professor Moriarty.
Bürgenstock Felsenweg Trail
Another easy hike over 1.5 hours and not quite five kilometres long, during which you can enjoy the wonderful view over Lake Lucerne, pass the highest lift in Europe from the Belle Epoque and return to the centre of Bürgenstock past the Känzeli.
This breathtaking hiking trail is already moderately difficult, covering some 9 kilometres and several hundred metres in altitude. The approximately three-hour hike leads along the glacier, which is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site and whose fascination makes this route so special.
Klingenstock – Frontalpstock
This route is also moderately difficult, covering almost 5 kilometres in 2 hours. The ridge trail offers incredible panoramas of the mountains and lakes of Central Switzerland time and again. The flora also shows its most beautiful side along this route, especially in high summer!
Lake Oeschinen, Blüemlisalp and Griesalp
This challenging tour along the northern flank of Blüemlisalp is suitable for experienced hikers. For the more than 12-kilometre-long trail, you need to plan at least 6 hours and adequate food and drink, as you will be climbing and descending more than 1'000 metres in altitude each way. The panorama compensates all the efforts.
Mindful hiking on the most beautiful routes in Switzerland
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What are your favourite hiking routes? Let us know in the comments.