Five of the Best Walks in the Swiss Alps

Five of the Best Walks in the Swiss Alps

There's so much to see in the Swiss Alps; Zermatt and the Matterhorn, the Bernese Oberland range, picturesque alpine villages, the Jungfrau Region... These five walks cover some of the best of the Swiss Alps and can be linked together, with a few train rides, to create a 5-10 day itinerary.

Saas Fee to Grächen

Saas Fee to Grachen Hiking Swiss Alps

The Saas Fee to Grächen Hohenweg route is one of my all time favourite hikes. The path is long, steep and tough going but once you climb above the tree line, the views are unforgettable. As this is a fairly remote hike, you’ll encounter Ibex roaming along the narrow pathways and if you’re lucky, you’ll have the mountains to yourself for hours on end. It’s the Swiss Alps at its best. Full Route info, including GPX file…

Zermatt Five Lakes Walk

Zermatt Five 5 Lakes Walk

A well marked, gravel trail loops around glacier lakes with magnificent views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. If the weather is cooperative, the Matterhorn summit is reflected in many of the lakes, making this one of the most popular and most photographed part of the Swiss Alps. Full Route info, including GPX file…

Engelberg to Meiringen via Engstlenalp

Engelberg to Meiringen via Engstlenalp walking route

This linear hike is part of the Via Alpina, a route which runs across Switzerland between Sargans and Montreux. The central section of the route, from Engelberg to Mürren, is one of the most scenic. Full Route info, including GPX file…

Meiringen to Grindelwald

Meiringen to Grindelwald via Grosse Scheidegg

Part of the Via Alpina, this linear route begins by climbing through picturesque Alpine villages to reach the famous Reichenbach Falls. Heading into the Bernese Oberland, one of the most well-known regions in the Swiss Alps, the views are breathtaking, with the Wetterhorn and Eiger dominating the skyline. Full Route info, including GPX file…

Grütschalp - Mürren circuit

Grütschalp to Mürren circuit walk

The well marked path weaves through open meadows and woodland above the beautiful Lauterbrunnen valley. As the route approaches Mürren, the views towards the Eiger and Jungfrau region are spectacular. After exploring Mürren village, there’s a direct train back to Grütschalp, or you can retrace your steps. Full Route info...

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