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Hiking in Switzerland

Pauline Kenny

In my opinion, there is no better place for hiking or walking than Switzerland. These are my notes about hiking and the best regions for hiking.


Hiking in Switzerland - Introduction: When to go, where to go, the equipment you will need, resources.

Reading Hiking Signs: Hiking signs on the trails contain a lot of information. How to read them.

Mountain Rides: Descriptions of the different types of mountain rides to expect.

Hiking in Grindelwald: Grindelwald is one of the most popular mountains towns in the Berner Oberland, just south of Interlaken.

Hiking in Kandersteg: Kandersteg is at the end of a valley in the Berner Oberland.

Hiking in Gstaad: Gstaad is in the western-most valley of the Berner Oberland, near the French speaking part of Switzerland.

Hiking in Engelberg: Engelberg is at the end of a valley south of Lake Lucerne.

Switzerland Mountain Towns: Overview of the areas for hiking (in the Trip Planning section).

Recommended Hiking Guidebooks: Our favorite books (in the Trip Planning section).

Other Sections

Slow Travel Switzerland - Trip Planning - Mountain Towns

Slow Travel Photos: Pauline's photos of Switzerland

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