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Switzerland hiking trail: 5 hiking suggestions

Switzerland hiking trail are knowing all over the world, breathing pure air and listen to the nature are some of the profits you can enjoy through the Swiss hiking routes, Forestia team had select for you the 5 best hiking trails: we have prepared different routes for all preparations levels. Thought this 5 hiking’s suggestions, you could enjoy the real face of the nature.

    1. Zermatt lakes trail

      Start Point: Blauherd
      Destination: Riffelalptraductor
      Level: Easy
      Hiking Time: 2:35 h
      Recommended Time: June to October

      If you just want to enjoy a hiking trail without suffering, enjoy the views and specially if you want to enjoy the best views of Swiss lakes, this is your hiking trail.

      Throw this hiking trail you could enjoy the best views of Lake Stelli, Lake Grindji, and the Lake Grün. This trail also offers the possibility to see the Matterhorn, with is the most photographed mountain of the world.

      Zermatt lake trail is a rewarding route without any major climbs and descents, it charms the hiker with its phenomenal mountain views and excellent opportunities to stop off for refreshments.

      Switzerland hiking trails Zernat Lake

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    2. National Park Trail: The Swiss family trail 

      Start Point: Champlönch
      Destination: Il Fuorn
      Level: Easy
      Hiking Time: 2:30 h
      Recommended Time: June to October
      If you are looking a place to spend time on family, this is your hiking trail. Through this trail you could enjoy with the youngest of the home crossing from “the long meadow” (Champlönch) to Alp Grimmels, zigzagging down to the Ova da Val Ftur and then running comfortably along the slopes of Piz dal Fuorn.The short tour ends in the romantic Hotel Il Fuorn, in former times a favourite stopover for travellers, mule trains and smugglers and today a kind of base camp for visitors to the National Park.Switzerland hiking trails: National ParkPhoto credit

    3. The Way of ST. James  

      Start Point: Schwarzenburg
      Destination: Fribourg
      Level: Medium
      Hiking Time: 5:20 h
      Recommended Time: March to November
      If you know something about the Way of St. James, you have to visit this stretch with is considered as the most exciting part of the way.This hiking trail is a walk from Schwarzenburg to Fribourg where you could enjoy the best rock-hewn passages and you could also enjoy the traditional paved of river stones with characterizes the Way of St. James.Through open fields the trail finish on Zähringen town of Fribourg with its beautiful historic centre, where amongst other contemporary witnesses the former pilgrims’ hostel Hotel de l’Ange is to be found.Way of St. James Switzerland hiking trailsPhoto credit

      Albula Railway

      Start Point: Blauherd
      Destination: Riffelalptraductor
      Level: Easy
      Hiking Time: 2:35 h
      Recommended Time: June to October
      If you want to know which is the world’s most spectacular railway line, this is your hiking trail. With 39 tunnels and 55 different bridges this classic Switzerland hiking trail can transport you to another edge where you could feel the effort of the people who made possible the railway line through the mountains.              Albula line has been under UNESCO protection since 2008 due to the unique layout of the line. This railway was designed in 1903 and since that a steam mountain train had been touring through this marvellous railway line.Located in the unique alpine environment because between Bergün and Preda you are in a World Heritage Site and also in the nature reserve of Parc Ela, whose 548 square km surface area makes it the biggest reserve in Switzerland.Photo credit

    4. Mont Tendre

      Start Point: Blauherd
      Destination: Riffelalp
      Level: Easy
      Hiking Time: 2:35 h
      Recommended Time: June to October
      At 1679 the Mont Tendre is the highest peak in the Swiss, so you will need to be on fit to cover this route. If you like photography, this is you hiking route over the 16,6 km that separate the Col du Mollendruz to Mont Tendre you could take the best 360 degrees’ pictures of Switzerland.The descent then takes you gently through a park-like landscape to Col du Marchairuz. Dry stone walls are especially typical of the high plateaus of the Jura. Photo credit

At Forestia, we have gladly compiled the best 5 Switzerland hiking trail, so you can get inspired. We hope you liked it. Are you interested on enjoying some of them? Do not forget to comment and share your thoughts with us. And if you are exploring a different option, likewise, feel free to tell us.

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