Hikes in Swiss Alps

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Our collection of stunning hiking trails will introduce you to the best walks of Swiss Alps. From iconic routes towards the famous Matterhorn, to secluded valleys that very few know about – you’ll find the greatest trails for you and your family walking holiday.

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Fründen Hut

Very Hard
10.3 km
1,055 m
4.5-6.5h

The Fründen Hut hike will take you around and above Lake Oeschinen, perhaps the most beautiful high-altitude lake in Switzerland

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Matterhorn Glacier Trail

Moderate
6.2 km
170 m
1.5-2h

The Matterhorn Glacier Trail (Nr. 26) takes you close to the Furgg Glacier and right beside the east flank of the Matterhorn. In good weather the Matterhorn glistens in the light, which is simply stunning! Contrary to the name of the hike, you will not negotiate any glacier surface or even snow in summer. The hike is relatively easy with a largely downhill grade and is suitable for most fit adults.

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Eiger Trail

Moderate
7.0 km
156 m
1.5-2.5h

The Eiger Trail skirts the north face of one of the most iconic mountains in Europe. The hike is relatively easy but the views are breathtaking. Besides the imposing presence of the Eiger, you get a good look down to Kleine Sheidegg and the Grindelwald Valley.

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Edelweiss Refuge Loop

Moderate
10.1 km
855 m
4-6h

Zermatt is an area strewn with hiking trails that intersect on well signposted routes. This hike can be altered depending on your desired length and difficulty thanks to great signage on the trails. The trail leads to a refuge/restaurant overlooking Zermatt on a cliff edge before taking a less steep route though picturesque villages, finally winding back to Zermatt.

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Daubensee

Moderate
6.1 km
198 m
1.5-2.5h

Hiking around Daubensee Lake gives you a gentle work out with a great view of glaciers, the lake, and the surrounding summits. The hike itself is not strenuous but you have to mind a bit of exposure on the narrow trail. A picnic along the trail will let you soak in the picturesque setting. Every year, a shepherd festival is held to mark the friendship between the Bernese Oberland and the Vallais region where 800 sheep are herded to the banks of the lake on the last Sunday of July.

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Aletsch Glacier

Easy
6.6 km
418 m
2.5-3.5h

The Aletsch Glacier hike gives you a great view of the largest glacier in the Alps from an elevated vantage point. The hike is easy and starts with a gentle descent. There is a chance you will encounter marmots on the trail.

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Lac Bleu

Easy
2.5 km
257 m
1-1.5h

Lac Bleu is claimed to be the clearest lake in the Swiss Alps. The hike to this gem is short but steep, perfect for a picnic while relaxing on the banks of the lake. The view from around the lake rewards you with stunning snapshots of snow-capped summits.

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Bachalpsee Hike

Easy
5.9 km
257 m
2-2.5h

Bachalpsee is a very easy hike with a fantastic view of snow-capped summits reflecting off the calm lake. The hiking is on well-trodden paths with easy inclines except for the steep start of the trail. This hike is suitable for a picnic, so bring a mat and relax by the lake.

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Pierre Avoi

Moderate
3.6 km
231 m
1.5-2h

Pierre Avoi is a mountain near the village of Verbier, located in the canton of Valais. Hiking to the summit is quite short but has steep ascents that reward you with great views of surrounding mountains in every direction.

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Lacs de Fenetre

Easy
6.6 km
600 m
3-4h

Hiking to Lacs de Fenetre is a challenging workout that takes you to a viewpoint of three alpine lakes and a glaciated mountain range. The hiking is mostly on a rocky trail with some steep ascents, but it’s relatively safe.

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