Hiking Ticino

Overview

Switzerland is a walker’s heaven. It’s hiking trail network is considered one of the densest, most varied and over all, best posted in the world. More than 65,000km trails are marked ranging from hiking over mountain trails to Alpine routes.

Whether you are looking for a one-centre walking holiday in the Jungfrau Region, hiking along the Aletsch Glacier or following in the footsteps of pilgrims on the Via Jacobi trail, hiking in Switzerland can offer hiking tours for all levels. Following detailed itineraries you walk self-guided at your own pace from village to village with your luggage transported.

GRADES

Our hiking holidays vary in standard and are graded as follows:

  • A-Easy: 4 – 5 hours per day. Hiking approximately 15km.
  • B-Intermediate: 5 – 6 hours per day. Hiking approximately 20km.
  • C-Challenging: Over 6 hours per day. Hiking more than 20km.

Altitude differences are taken into account.

 

Hiking the Swiss Alps

Hiking Tours

Hiking Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau – Go As You Please

£970

8 Days / 7 Nights
With around 500km of prepared walking and hiking trails one of the best loved areas in Switzerland among walkers and hikers.

Hiking Grosse Scheidegg with view through Wetterhorn and Eiger

Bernese Oberland

£818

5 or 8 Days
Experience some of the best hiking in the Bernese Oberland and relax in welcoming Sunstar hotels along the way.

Morcote Paradiso

Sentiero del Sole

£635

5 Days / 4 Nights
This hiking tour will give you a great insight into Ticino - the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

Hiking in Kandersteg

Via Alpina

£632

8 Days / 7 Nights
In six stages you hike through the Bernese Oberland taking in highlights such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

Hiking with view of the Aletsch Glacier

Aletsch Glacier Panorama Trail

£640

5 Days / 4 Nights
The sight of a lifetime - the spectacular Aletsch Glacier at your feet as you walk to some of the best views in Switzerland

Hiking Tour Graubünden - Davos

Tour Graubünden

£812

5 or 8 Days
Discover the beauty of Eastern Switzerland on foot and enjoy the facilities of the 4-star Sunstar Hotels in Davos, Arosa and Lenzerheide

Hiking in the Swiss mountains

Track the Glacier Express

£1355

10 Days / 9 Nights
Explore the world-famous Glacier Express route on foot - follow the route and try to spot the iconic train.

Rapperswil

Via Jacobi

£710

5 Days / 4 Nights
This 5-day hike offers a fabulous hiking experience along historic paths through the Bernese Oberland.

Mattstock massif

Heidiland Trail

£434

5 or 8 Days
On this exciting hiking tour you will discover the entire Heidiland region in six stages. An excellent walking holiday.

Hiking Chemin des Bisses

Chemin des Bisses

£850

8 Days / 7 Nights
Easy hiking trail along the irrigation channels in the Valais.

Good to know

LUGGAGE TRANSPORT

With the exception of our one-centre walking holidays, your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel along the route. On setting out in the morning you simply leave your luggage in reception.
You will only need to carry a small backpack with your walking notes and maps, waterproofs, sun cream, camera and lunch. Your suitcase will be transported to your next hotel.

 

SIGNALIZATION

There are various sign posts which help you along the route.
Routes are graded according to difficulty and equipment needed and these grades are reflected in the sign posts.

  • Signs in full yellow are tracks for everybody. No special equipment is needed—ordinary every day shoes can be used.
  • Signs marked white-red-white are classed as Mountain Tracks. These routes are for the experienced regular walker. Sturdy walking boots with a good profile are necessary. The route can follow narrow or steep and exposed paths.
  • The third grade of marked tracks covers Alpine Routes leading over glaciers and making scrambling necessary in certain places. These tracks should only be attempted with equipment (compass, rope etc) and we recommend arranging for a local mountain guide.

All our holidays, maps and suggestions are for the first two grades only.

 

WALKING DOCUMENTATION

Majority of our walking holidays start with a personal tour briefing at your first hotel when documentation is explained and handed over by our local suppliers. These include maps and walking instructions.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Switzerland is well known for its outstanding public transport system that works like clockwork. From lake steamers and buses to funiculars and gondolas meeting each other – it simply is admirable and is always at hand to help a tired walker to cover steeper ascents or shorten the distance.

 

 

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