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Top Places for Hiking in Switzerland

Friends on top of a mountainSwitzerland is a stunning country, with a distinct, old world charm represented by its churches, houses and buildings, and a natural beauty that makes it a go-to destination for the outdoorsy traveler. If you’re planning to go hiking in the Alps and other mountains, here are some places to add to your itinerary according to Alpenwild.

The Zermatt Lakes

This walk is a Swiss Alps classic. You’ll see the beautiful peak of Matterhorn (depending on the season) as you trek. The lakes have glass-like waters where you’ll see a clear reflection of the stunning mountain. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular, and the trail is beginner-friendly and can be accomplished even with moderate fitness.

Faulhornweg Trail

If you want panoramic vistas of the beautiful Jungfrau, this trail is for you. Take the gondola from Grindelwald to First, and then look for the path leading to Bachalpsee. From there, you’ll see wonderful views of Jungfrau and Eiger. Along the way, you’ll see all sorts of alpine flora and blue-tinged lakes. The hike provides you with some of the most spectacular views on the continent.

Oeschinen Lake

Recognized as one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, this is a place you shouldn’t miss during your trip. You can start the hike from the quaint village of Kandersteg all the way to the lake. The trek is a rewarding experience as you’ll see beautiful views and pine forests. This is an ideal half-day trip, depending on where you’re coming from within the country.

Lac de Louvie

Leave the busyness of Verbier, a famous ski-resort town, to Cabane du Mont Fort. After the gondola ride to Les Ruinettes and the short stroll, you’ll see spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Trek further to the Sentier de Chamois for unforgettable vistas. After you cross the Termin Pass, you’ll finally make it to your reward, the stunning Lac de Louvie.

These are only some of the hikes you can do while in Switzerland. The country has more beautiful trails and mountains to explore and discover for your next visit.