Top 6 hiking trails in Switzerland

Top 6 hiking trails in Switzerland

Top 6 hiking trails in Switzerland for beginners

1.Lauterbrunnen Valley

The community in the Swiss Alps is situated in the Lauterbrunnen valley, more specifically in the Bern canton. Both the town itself and the municipality, which includes Wengen, Mürren, and Gimmelwald, go by the name of Lauterbrunnen. The Staubbach Falls, which cascade 300 meters down a cliff face into a valley, are a notable feature of the community

2.Grimsel Pass – Bernese Alps

Grimselpass – Sidelhorn – Triebtenseeli – Husegghütte – Grimselpass

There is an experienced right away: With the narrowest stand-up railway in Europe, one can travel from Handegg to the Gelmersee empor while experiencing a maximum ascent of 106%. The Gelmerhütte SAC is reached by walking along from this location along the Gelmersee. When ready, magnificent views of the Grimsel region’s mountainous terrain will be revealed!

Medium 8.5 km, 4 hours Jun–Oct: 670 m; 921 m Gelmersee – Gelmerbahn mountain station, at the beginning (valley station: Handegg Gelmerbahn) Destination: the bus station in Kunzentännlein Refreshments: Gelmerhütte SAC and Hotel Handeck are two places to stay and eat.

3.Doldenhorn – Gimmelwald

Kandersteg – Doldenhornhütte

Tour information
The Bernese Oberland’s Kandersteg to the lodge at the base of the Doldenhorn is a wonderful mountain climb (3,643 m). The route leads to the Doldenhornhütte via lovely stone pine and larch forests, with a wonderful view of Lake Oeschinen beyond the tree line (1,915 m).

Start out by heading east from Kandersteg and then take the Oeschibach route. Change to the road at the Transportbahn station in the valley, then continue your hike toward Oeschinensee. A short distance later, a mountain path splits off.

The walkway with the white-red-white markings slopes steeply upward. It ascends right beneath the hut through a rock step known as the Bärentritt that is supported by a wire rope. Follow the path beneath the material railway wires over a stream that has just been bridged and nearly no incline to the next mountain stream.

Continue to the left to the Doldenhornhütte soon after the bridge (1,915 m). The cottage is visible after the final climb through the forest, and you arrive at your objective quickly.


From the Schilthorn via the Sefinafurgga Gspaltenhornhütte SAC 2455 m Middle Difficulty Ascent 4–4:30 h, 600 m Altitude Difference Descend 1100 hmm

Interesting access leading to a stunning view of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau trio. Wire ropes and ladders are used to secure some challenging passages.

5.Säntis- Windhaus

Through pastureland and rugged roads from Säntis to Toggenburg.

After a demanding descent to Thurwis, the route continues with a leisurely climb to Gamplüt. From there you can reach the valley via the pasture landscape. From Gamplüt you can also use the gondola or the rental scooter. The hike is partly exposed and only suitable for mountaineers without swings.


Highest point: 2,495 m
Destination: Wildhaus

Tour dates: 11.21km
1,008 – 2,495m
Ascent: 128 m
Descent: 1,610 meters in altitude
Duration: 04:00h

Transportation in general
Train to Urnäsch on the Appenzell side or Nesslau on the Toggenburg side. Then, you’ll be taken to Schwägalp by the post bus. Please be aware of the current schedule:

6.Engelberg – The seven beauties Trail – Alpine flower Trail

The alpine mountain environment exposes mountain plants to harsh life conditions. The summer is quite brief and the plants have less opportunity to blossom at higher altitudes. The visitor can easily learn about various mountain flower species and their life conditions on the constructed mountain flower trails on Gerschnialp and Trübsee. The hiker can learn about the mountain flowers that have colonized our region from the yellow panels while being surrounded by a magnificent alpine mountain and glacier world.

Distance: 5.5 km
Duration: 2:00 h
Ascent: 154 m
Descent: 66 m

Highest point: 1,796 m
Lowest point: 1,201 m

National and international connections (every 30 minutes from Zurich airport with a journey time of approximately 1 hour) are available to Lucerne. Then, in 43 minutes, the Zentralbahn will take you through a variety of landscapes and canyons to reach Engelberg.

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