Swiss Hiking Tours Review – 5 Best Adventure Trail Routes!
There is nothing that screams Switzerland more than the Alps, and in the summer, there are many Swiss hiking tours that you can take to get back to nature and see some of the stunning scenery of the land up close. Here are just five of the many, many hiking routes to be found in the amazing Swiss Alps.
1. Climbing the Matterhorn is something that is on many bucket lists, but did you know there are numerous Swiss hiking tours that can take you into its midst? These trails offer incredible views of the famous mountain itself as well as the 30 peaks that surround it, ice blue glaciers, alpine lakes, forests and meadows galore, all within the 400 km of trails in and around the landmark.
2. The Swiss Chocolate and Cheese Trail is an 11km hike that takes you from Charmey to Gruyeres. The trail is a medium one, and should take about three hours to complete. See wellness and thermal baths, the breathtaking Jaunbach Gorge with its tunnels, wooden footbridges, waterfalls, and lookouts, and participate in chocolate making before you head to Gruyeres and its famous cheese.
3. Grindelwald is home to the Eiger Glacier, and the Eiger Trail is a 6km, 2 hour walk open from July-October that takes visitors along the foot of the north face of this famous rock. Views of the Wetterhorn and Grosse Scheidegg as well as the chance to watch climbers scale the mountain are hallmarks of this trail, which requires medium fitness and endurance levels to complete.
4. Swiss hiking tours like the Aletsch Panoramaweg or the Swiss Glacier Trail cover some of the most beautiful terrain in Swiss Alps hiking. This trail stretches 11 km from Bettmerhorn to Fiescheralp and is best traversed from June-September. Witness firsthand Europe’s largest ice stream; the Aletsch Glacier, 32 fourthousands and a World Heritage Site to boot in this trail carved from rock and offering cooling glacial breezes.
5. The United States has the Grand Canyon, and one of the largest Switzerland tourist attractions is the ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’ –the Swiss Rhine Gorge. This trail is an easy one and takes a meandering 3 hours to complete its 9 km. Take in the sights from an observation deck, check out beautiful Lake Cauma and revel in the alpine forests on this trail that was 10,000 years in the making.
There are also Swiss hiking tours that are days and weeks in duration, but for those looking for just a taste of the Alps on foot; no Switzerland tours would be complete without one or more of these hikes. Swiss hiking tours are unlike those anywhere else in the world, as they offer a dizzying array of views mixed with the clean fresh air that is synonymous with this beautiful country. Mountains, forests, waterfalls, meadows and quaint villages that are something out of a postcard are just waiting to be explored, and with so many choices, what are you waiting for?