Our walking holidays are perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in nature. With our self-guided hiking tours, you have the freedom and flexibility to explore Switzerland at your own pace without the constraints of a strict itinerary.
We take care of everything so you can just relax and enjoy your holiday. Here is how we help you:
With these comprehensive services included, you can be sure that your walking holiday in Switzerland will be smooth, enjoyable, and unforgettable.
We take sustainability and eco-friendliness seriously, making full use of the incredible public transport system in the country — from cable cars to trains.
So, if you’re ready for an adventure and a break from the usual holiday routine, Switzerland Walking Holidays is the perfect choice for you. Inquire today and experience this beautiful country yourself.
The Swiss Alps are a mecca for hikers from all over the world and for good reason. With their diverse landscapes, scenic routes, and breathtaking views, each and every corner offers an unforgettable experience.
But the choice of where to go and what to experience on a hiking holiday in Switzerland is tough. That’s why our team has selected the best hikes in the various regions of the country.
From hiking below the giants of the Bernese Oberland and around the iconic Matterhorn, to the rolling hills of the Via Jacobi and the peaceful expanses of the Kesch Trek — each tour is specially crafted to provide a unique experience and showcase the best of Switzerland’s natural beauty.
Hiking in light rain can be done comfortably with the right clothing, but it’s important to understand that hiking during a storm can pose serious risks. To avoid the threat of thunderstorms, it’s advisable to plan your hikes for early in the day during the summer. If the weather forecast predicts extreme conditions, it’s recommended to either change the hike date or seek alternative tour options, which we’d be happy to help you with.
Switzerland is an alpine country, which means it receives lots of snow during the winter months. That means hiking is almost impossible during those months. The best time to come to Switzerland for a walking holiday is between July and September when the snow on the mountain passes has mostly melted, and the routes are walkable without major problems.
If you want to have an off-season Switzerland walking holiday, we recommend hiking on the Via Jacobi.
Most of the accommodations offer vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast. You also will not have any trouble finding such menus at restaurants. When you eat at mountain huts, though, they might not serve vegan meals. In such cases, it is best to bring your own food. Either way, tell us in advance and we’ll find a solution together.
Yes, children are welcome to participate in our walking tours, provided they are physically fit and have good footing. To guarantee the safety and enjoyment of young participants, we suggest a minimum age of eight years old to join the tours.
Our tours are created to accommodate people with varying fitness levels, however, some days may involve long walks with significant elevation changes. To balance the intensity of the hikes while providing an exceptional experience, the walks usually last 4-6 hours and involve climbing up to 600 meters of elevation.
Additionally, we plan our hikes near cable cars and chairlifts, offering options to shorten the ascent or to provide a means of descending in case of fatigue.
Having the right footwear is crucial for hiking in Switzerland. We highly recommend wearing sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support for all of our tours. The terrain in the Swiss Alps can be uneven, rocky, and slippery, so it’s important to avoid wearing sneakers, which could increase the risk of injury, especially if you are not experienced in hiking on such terrain.
Having a car can be a convenient way to get around, but it’s definitely not necessary. The public transportation system in Switzerland and the entire Alps is really well-organized and makes it easy to travel from place to place, even across different countries.
Plus, using public transportation is a great way to support sustainable tourism and help preserve the beautiful environment of Switzerland. So don’t stress too much about having a car – the options for getting around are plenty.
It’s important to keep in mind that the Swiss Alps are a highly sought-after tourist destination year-round, and accommodations can fill up quickly. Booking early is essential to secure the housing of your choice, but we will always do our utmost to find the best possible lodging for you based on your preferences.
Most of our tours are designed in a way, so you can shorten the long stages by taking a shortcut with a cable car or some other form of public transport.
Getting to Switzerland is relatively easy, as the country is well-connected to the rest of Europe by air, train, and road. The two main international airports in Switzerland are Zurich and Geneva, which serve as hubs for several major airlines and connect to cities across the world. Trains are another popular mode of transportation, with several international trains arriving daily in major cities like Zurich, Geneva, and Bern. Driving to Switzerland is also an option, with several well-maintained highways connecting the country to neighboring countries. Regardless of your preferred mode of transportation, getting to Switzerland is convenient and hassle-free.
Our tours are well-organized and in an easily navigable country, so a guide may not be necessary. Our detailed handout along with the GPS routes will equip you with all the necessary information to enjoy your stay in Switzerland. However, if you prefer the comfort of having a guide, contact us, and we will arrange it for you.