Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Cancelling apartment in PARIS
  2. 2 Best coastal town within 3 hours of Barcelona (with kids)
  3. 3 Trip Report Long Train Runnin' through the Alps (Switzerland 2016)
  4. 4 Immigration from Italy to Ireland to US
  5. 5 Seville itinerary critic and advice please
  6. 6 Daytrips/Excursions from Frankfurt
  7. 7 Will July 23 Become England's Independence Day?
  8. 8 Proper attire for a 17 year old boy traveling to Europe
  9. 9 FAQs
  10. 10 Naples to Pompeii
  11. 11 Amsterdam and ?????
  12. 12 St Petersberg/Moscow/Prague
  13. 13 apartments florence
  14. 14 Ireland ToDo
  15. 15 Need Ireland Itinerary Help
  16. 16 Amsterdam vs. France
  17. 17 To europe this Aug
  18. 18 Alhambra to Hammam al Andalusus Spa / best option
  19. 19 I'm back.....
  20. 20 Any experience with these three private guides for the Alhambra?
  21. 21 2 week in Europe Itinerary help
  22. 22 PARIS. GTG-------Sept.14, 2016, anyone interested?
  23. 23 Where to stop between Dijon & the Loire Valley (Chinon)?
  24. 24 Car Rental in Italy: Insurance Needed/Suggested
  25. 25 Trip Report 6 Aussies escape to France - Paris, Provence & Dordogne
View next 25 » Back to the top

Hiking in Switzerland

Hello everyone,
I have read through a lot of posts here and it seems like there are many people with good answers. I will be staying in Northern Italy, near Milan this summer and I hear that hiking in Switzerland is beautiful. I'm an experienced hiker from Washington state and I like the isolation and exercise of a good hike as well as the scenery of course. I want to experience some beautiful trails in Switzerland but I don't enjoy hiking in places were it feels like you are at the local shopping mall (which means too many people and too much walking compared to climbing/hiking). In other words:

1. What are some beautiful, but challenging hikes in Switzerland that would not be (completely) overrun with tourists? A multiple day hike appeals to me but I don't want a tour guide, since I'm pretty good with a map (and hopefully there is signage too).

2. I hear that mountain inns or guest houses are cheaper but i haven't seen many actual figures. What might I expect to pay for the simplest room at one of these places, in the month of August or possibly early September? Do prices usually include meals?

3. Is there a hike in Switzerland so epic and mind blowing that it is worth the crowd?

I have plenty of time but want to keep from blowing the bank if possible. I'd love to really enjoy my time here and not be stressed out with a hectic tourist-style schedule.

Thanks in advance for all your advice!

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement