The 5 Best Day Hikes in the Swiss Alps

Switzerland is a country covered with towering peaks, scenic mountains, and glistering glaciers. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can experience some of the best hiking trails in Switzerland. Swizz Alps are considered the best-supported mountains by backpackers for long hikes. Because they are not required to carry tents, sleeping bags or food only need a light backpack. All the amenities like food, a comfortable bed, and a hot shower are provided by the mountain hut located between the routes while hiking in Switzerland. There are many breathtaking and scenic hikes in Switzerland, but the top 5 day hikes in the Swizz Alps are as follows:

  • Höhenweg Höhbalmen

This is considered as the best day hiking trail in the Swizz Alps. Located in Zermatt the most visited town in Switzerland. As long as a hiker step foot in Zermatt city, they swayed up to the forest and route to the steep valley to this trail. This trail is covered with scenic valleys and snowy mountains giving breathtaking views to the hikers. While going up through the steep valley you will enter high alpine range named as Höhbalmen where you can encounter the panorama of Switzerland’s highest peaks surrounding you.

Hiking time: 5-7 Hours
Distance: 18km/ 11 miles

Location: Zermatt

  • Lac de Louvie

Verbier is well known for 4 most beautiful and adventurous skiing spots. But apart from that, it is also famous for its day hiking around the scenic Alpine range. You will find jaw-dropping views of the Mont Blanc massif while hiking. It is known as the chamois trail famous for ibex and chamois on the rocky slopes. After crossing the termin pass, you will reach Lac De Louvie known as the beautiful gem of a lake. You can roam around the lake enjoying the scenic views of Grand Combin massif and dense forest from where you can head back by catching a bus to Verbier.

Hiking time: 7-8 Hours
Distance: 15km/ 9 miles

Location: Verbier

  • The Faulhornweg

This spot for hiking in Switzerland is a dream trail for many hikers around the world. Starting your hike from Grindelwald then en-route Gondola first where the path will lead you to Bachalpsee. Experience the breathtaking views of the infinity pool. Then, start going up towards the north and capture the beauty of Interlaken lakes on both sides. You will also come by Schynige Platte, where you will get to see over 500 Alpine species in the garden in 360° views around you. From there you can easily take a bus or train and reach back to Grindelwald.

Hiking time: 6-8 Hours
Distance: 15km/ 9 miles

Location: Jungfrau

  • Riffelsee to Sunnegga

Another amazing day hiking trail in Zermatt and obviously Matterhorn is the show stopper here. You have to take take a train to Riffelsee from where the hiking starts. While going down form Riffelsee to Findelbach canyon you will pass many glistering lakes and jaw-dropping Alpine ranges. You will reach your destination i.e Sunnegga in no time views the charming views of the Alps.

Hiking time: 3-5 Hours
Distance: 13km/ 8 miles

Location: Zermatt

  • Murren

Murren trail is ringed by around 72 waterfalls and is located in the largest glacial valley in the world. Starting your trail from this largest valley up to the Grütshchalp steep trail, then crossing some villages through the forest you will reach your scenic destination. You can choose to walk back from where you started or take a bus.

Hiking time: 3-4 Hours
Distance: 10km/ 6 miles

Location: Lauterbrunnen

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