Hiking trails in the Swiss Alps
For those looking for a gentle walking holiday in the Alps, the Swiss Alps offer a range of shorter routes that are suitable for all levels of experience. The Valais region, located in southwestern Switzerland, is home to some of the most picturesque hiking trails in the country, including the famous Matterhorn Trail.
The Matterhorn Trail is a 10-kilometer circular route that takes hikers through some of the most stunning scenery in the Alps, including the iconic Matterhorn peak. The trail typically takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete and is suitable for all levels of experience. Along the way, hikers can enjoy stunning views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding alpine landscape.
Planning your walking holiday in the Alps in advance
When planning a walking holiday in the Alps, it’s important to be well-prepared. This includes having the right equipment, such as sturdy hiking boots, warm and waterproof clothing, and a reliable map or GPS. Hikers should also be in good physical condition and have a good level of hiking experience, especially for the more challenging routes.
It’s also important to plan your itinerary carefully, taking into account the distances and elevations of each route, as well as the availability of accommodation and facilities along the way. Many of the most popular hiking routes in the Alps have a range of accommodation options, from mountain huts to luxury hotels, but it’s important to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Organized trips by a mountain leader
If you don’t feel like diving in to all the maps, making reservations in French, Italian or German. Famke van der Elst from Mountful Hikes is more than happy to assist you.
She could organize your tour. She can give you suggestions suitable for you and your friends/family and plan a complete trip from hut to hut, from hotel to hotel or share her top secret wild camping spots with you. Of course she would also more than happy to come along and make the most of your holiday.
Summer activities in the Alps
In addition to hiking, a walking holiday in the Alps offers a range of other activities and attractions, including mountain biking, rock climbing, and paragliding. Visitors can also explore charming Alpine villages, sample local cuisine and wine, and immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions.
In conclusion, a walking holiday in the Alps offers a unique and unforgettable experience for hikers of all levels of experience.
Walking holiday in the Alps with Mountful Hikes
I am a Mountain Leader trained in the Swiss Alps and happy to show you my favourite hikes in the Alps. We could go out for a half or full day in the stunning Val de Bagnes, but if you really want to get away from civilisation for a while, you can also book me for a multiple day tour! Wildcamping for the most adventurous amongst you, a tour from hut tot hut for the ones who appreciate a bit of comfort and from boutique hotel to boutique hotel for them who like hiking, fine dining and wellness! See our Summer Program
Of course there are a lot of other possibilities. Contact me if you would like to have your own tailor-made private group hike!