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Switzerland Hiking Tours

Experience true Alpine bliss on Switzerland hiking tours led by experienced local guides.
Father and his son are hiking in the mountains in Switzerland. The dad is wearing hiking clothes, a sun hat and is carrying a backpack. A little boy with a sun hat is looking towards the azure blue Oeschinen lake and the beautiful Swiss Alps landscape in the distance.
Hut-to-hut hikes
Classic journeys, rustic mountain huts
Description: A young sporty woman enjoys the amazing view from a vantage point on churfürsten mountain range in the morning. Schnürliweg, Walensee, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Europe.
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Adventures adapted for all ages
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Pools, delicacies, 5* hotels
Father and his son are hiking in the mountains in Switzerland. The dad is wearing hiking clothes, a sun hat and is carrying a backpack. A little boy with a sun hat is looking towards the azure blue Oeschinen lake and the beautiful Swiss Alps landscape in the distance.
Hut-to-hut hikes
Classic journeys, rustic mountain huts
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Description: A young sporty woman enjoys the amazing view from a vantage point on churfürsten mountain range in the morning. Schnürliweg, Walensee, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Europe.
Women’s trips
Explore, connect, make memories
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They relax at viewpoint and look off to distant scene
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Adventures adapted for all ages
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All hiking tours in Switzerland

paul k

This trip has been in the works for almost 3 years and through the Covid epidemic you somehow managed to pull it off. The additions and changes you had to make were remarkable in fitting our needs. How can an 11 day trip go off without 1 hiccup? It did because of your knowledge, professionalism and extreme dedication to your clients. As one of your guides(Suze) said: Emma never sleeps! Every single detail from luggage delivery, hotel accommodations, trip notes, maps, food requests(we had 2 vegetarians) was spot on. From the bottom of my heart, you made a 25 year dream to hike the Haute come true. It was way beyond my expectations. To do it with friends was even more special. On any future expeditions, I would never consider another person(or company) to arrange my trip. No wonder Richard Branson so highly recommends you. To all who read this review, I personally have arranged dozens of trips over the years, but I knew from the start that Emma was the one to arrange this one.

Emi Lehane

A super mountain guide who can guide you around the mountains safely. Olle, her dog was very welcoming to my dog too when we both joined for a Thursday morning hike. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice way to spend time in nature

Charlotte Page

Back from the Matterhorn Tour with Watse. 1st organized trek experience and I highly recommend. Real holidays, top organization, great advice. Just to walk and let yourself be guided. Thanks to Pierrick for his professionalism. My next experience will be with Watse.

Erric Reynolds

Cloud 9 planned everything for our group: Food, lodging, baggage transportation and excellent hiking plans. The food and service in the hotels was great and staffs were friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend Cloud 9 for anyone planning a trip.

Eric R.

Cloud 9 planned everything for our group: Food, lodging, baggage transportation, and excellent hiking plans. The food and service in the hotels were great and the staff were friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend Cloud 9 to anyone planning a trip.

Jim Harrison

I’ve been on seven treks in the Alps, including Chamonix-Zermatt, the TMB, and the Bernese Oberland. I’ve also managed to climb seven of the easiest peaks. The trip that I have enjoyed the most was the 2016 Tour de Monte Rosa led by Emma Jack. The weather and varied scenery were superb (except for day two which was wet and misty). The group was eclectic but friendly and the length and difficulty of the tour just right for me. The accommodation (five nights in hotels and five in refuges) was of a very good standard and was fabulous at the Rifugio Gabiet and at the Hotel Hannigalp in Grachen.

Louise Everts

Fantastic week walking. Amazing scenery. Very much appreciated the insights brought by Claudia, our local guide. I would highly recommend this trip. Tip – keep the contents of your backpack to the essentials only.

Paradise awaits in the Alps

Step into a world of unparalleled beauty

In Switzerland, every step leads to a new adventure. Follow classic trails through the heart of the Alps, where snow-capped peaks and emerald meadows create a landscape of living postcards. Along the way, relish the flavors of traditional Swiss cuisine served in charming mountain huts, where every bite is a celebration of Alpine life.

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A woman with a backpack stands on top of a mountain, The girl travels to beautiful places, Reaching the goal, mountain ridge at Saxer Lucke, Kreuzberg in Alpstein Appenzell Innerrhoden Switzerland.
Matterhorn peak with hiking boots in Swiss Alps.

Experience the pinnacle of Alpine hiking

  • Seasoned local guides

Experienced local guides lead the way — a safe, immersive, and enriching hike is guaranteed.

  • Itineraries tailored for you

From family-friendly strolls to hardcore hiking expeditions, there’s a trip for everyone to explore & enjoy.

  • Logistics made easy

No hassle: leave the boring stuff to us and focus solely on the joy of hiking.

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Best hiking tours in Switzerland

  • The Haute Route

A point-to-point route that traverses the main chain of the Alps from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. It’s a challenging hike, but the rewards are incredible – stunning views of Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, and other iconic peaks.

  • The Four Springs Trek

This moderately challenging circular hike takes you through some of the most beautiful valleys in Switzerland. You’ll hike along flower-filled meadows, pristine lakes, and scenic mountain passes. It’s usually done in 6-8 days.

  • The Via Alpina

A long-distance trail system covering the entire length of Switzerland. The Via Alpina is divided into six sections, each with its unique character. You can hike a short section of the trail or do the entire route, which takes several weeks.

Gondola over Grinderlwald

Frequently asked questions about Switzerland hiking tours

  • Definitely!

    Switzerland is a hiker’s paradise, with trails for all experience levels, from gentle family-friendly strolls to challenging multi-day hikes. The country’s stunning scenery, with its snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and crystal-clear lakes, offers postcard-worthy backdrops for any hike.

    Here are our 4 top reasons why Switzerland is a great place to go hiking:

    • Variety of trails: All levels of hikers can find a trail that fits, from easy walks to challenging climbs.
    • Stunning scenery: Unsurprisingly, the Alps offer some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world.
    • Well-maintained trails: The trails in Switzerland are well-maintained and easy to follow.
    • Great public transport system: When hiking in Switzerland, you can easily reach the trailheads by public transportation.
    • Plenty of accommodation options: You’ll find tons of hotels, hostels, and campsites for all budget levels to choose from.
  • According to CEOWORLD, Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world. It is, therefore, obvious, that your Switzerland hiking trip could get quite costly.

     

    But don’t worry, here are our top tips for hiking Switzerland on a budget!

    • Choose hikes without mountain transport: Opt for trails that start at lower elevations and avoid cable car rides.
    • Stay in hostels or campsites: This is a more affordable way to stay compared to hotels.
    • Pack your own food: Bring lunches and snacks to avoid buying expensive meals at mountain restaurants.
    • Look for deals and discounts: Consider regional passes that offer discounts on mountain transport and other activities.

    Go on an all-inclusive guided trip: Going with a guide can help you avoid unnecessary expenses. Your guide can help you choose affordable & quality restaurants, cheaper accommodation options, etc.

  • Your Switzerland hiking vacation can be a big challenge or a gentle stroll, depending on which trip you choose! Here’s a breakdown:

    Easy hikes:

    • Switzerland has a vast network of well-maintained, clearly marked trails designated as “easy” or “family-friendly.”
    • These trails are often flat or have gentle inclines, making them suitable for casual walkers and families with children.
    • Many resorts offer easy sightseeing trails starting at higher elevations accessible by cable car, reducing the initial climb.

    Moderate hikes:

    • If you’re looking for more of a challenge, there are numerous moderate trails in areas like the Bernese Oberland, with steeper inclines and more uneven terrain.
    • These trails might require more physical fitness, but are still achievable for most hikers in decent shape. Hut-to-hut hiking in Switzerland is usually reserved for intermediate hikers, so if you’re planning one of these trips, do some training in advance.

    Difficult hikes:

    • Switzerland also boasts challenging hikes for experienced hikers, such as the Haute Route. These involve significant elevation gain, and rough terrain, and may require scrambling or the use of poles or crampons.
    • High-altitude trails can present additional challenges due to thinner air and potential exposure to the elements.
  • Yes! Switzerland’s amazing public transport system, trains, buses, and even mountain lifts, can take you to many trailheads. You won’t need a car for many fantastic Swiss hikes.

  • Hiking boots are not necessarily for all hikes in Switzerland, but they’re always a good idea.

    If you’re planning on sticking to well-maintained, low-elevation day hikes, good walking shoes with good tread are okay. However, hiking boots are strongly recommended for better ankle support, sturdier soles for rough terrain, and waterproofing for potential wet conditions.

    So, hiking boots provide more safety and comfort, especially on challenging trails. But for easy strolls, good walking shoes can suffice.

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