Hiking Inn to inn, or hut to hut in Switzerland

Hiking Inn to inn, or hut to hut in Switzerland

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runtxgator
runtxgator
1 post
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May 12, 2011 - 6:20 PM
We are interested in hiking inn to inn or hut to hut in Switzerland. Any advice on which routes to take, or how to plan a trip like this? Any information would be helpful.
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
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May 13, 2011 - 3:03 AM
Hi runtxgator, and welcome! First of all, you should decide on some basic things:

- are you an experienced mountain hiker and are you in good shape? If not, choose relatively short and easy hikes (4 to 5 hours per day at the most, and with a difficulty level of T2/T3) and avoid alpine routes;
- what hiking gear is available to you, and how much do you want to carry along when hiking? This decides the lenght and difficulty of your hikes as well. Please review the hikings tips for more details;
- what region in Switzerland appeals to you most? Just roam around this website and explore the Bernese Oberland, Wallis and Graubünden to find out what's attractive to you.

Once you've answered these questions, you can start searching for routes, using websites as Wanderland Schweiz, Tourenfinder and SAC (the Swiss mountain hut organisation).

I hope this gets you started!
jwishz
jwishz
4 posts
new member
May 17, 2011 - 5:22 PM
I'm looking for the same information as runtxgator
The Wanderland Schweiz and Tourefinder sites don't provide what I'm looking for
Ideally, I want to hike 5 days, no more than 10 miles per day at an altitude no higher than 1500m
I do not want to hike from a hub location, rather I prefer going from village to village
There are several tour providers that offer these services but I prefer not using their services
Your suggestions are appreciated.
Danke!
SwissMountainLeader
SwissMountainLeader
55 posts
active member
May 18, 2011 - 3:58 AM
You might find either the pre-alpes above Lake Geneva or the Jura ideal. There's a route called the Grand Traverse from Leysin which might fit. I've more info at home but I'm travelling right now and don't have it.
Arno
Arno
7333 posts
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moderator
May 18, 2011 - 12:39 PM
Good tip SwissMountainLeader, thanks! jwiszh, you may want to check out sections of the Jakobsweg also. It covers the regions SwissMountainLeader mentioned, and others as well.
SwissMountainLeader
SwissMountainLeader
55 posts
active member
May 19, 2011 - 4:36 AM
the URL I was trying to recall is http://www.id-rando.ch/

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