What You Need To Know About Hiking In Switzerland – MENAFN.COM

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Switzerland is perfect for hikers. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for every ability level. Here’s a map of the network:

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Before you pack your rucksack, put on your hiking shoes, and hit the trail, have a look at these tips we’ve come up with for you. 

Where can I find inspiration?

Switzerland MobilityExternal link offers a comprehensive index of hikes listed by location, theme and fitness level required. Switzerland Tourism has narrowed it down to the “32 most enjoyable hikes”External link . Other excellent resources are the Swiss Hiking Trail FederationExternal link and the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)External link . User-generated site Hikr.orgExternal link is constantly being updated with the latest tips in several languages. The Federal Office of TopographyExternal link sells a collection of detailed printed maps.

How do I know if it’s an easy or hard route?

Signposting is consistent throughout Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) thanks to the efforts of hiking enthusiasts in the 1930s.

Trails that require the least amount of effort are marked with yellow signs or arrows, often featuring a figure with a backpack and walking stick. Signs marking altitude, junctions and distances are also yellow, and can mark different types of trail. These give an estimate of the time it should take to reach the nearest points, including train stations and bus stops.


64% of the trails are yellow, …….

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