Recommended one-day summer hike Switzerland

Recommended one-day summer hike Switzerland

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oregonwalker
oregonwalker
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Mar 25, 2016 - 7:44 PM

My husband and I will have one full day in Switzerland (location flexible) as we travel between Paris and Rome this August. We would like to do a day hike and would greatly appreciate recommendations. We would like up to a six-hour, moderate hike with plenty of open, mountain views. We prefer minimal crowds. This could be the only Switzerland hike we do in our lifetimes, so we hope to make a good decision. Thank you for any help, suggestions, and/or photos!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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expert
Mar 25, 2016 - 8:33 PM in reply to oregonwalker

<<"My husband and I will have one full day in Switzerland (location

flexible) as we travel between Paris and Rome this August. We would like

to do a day hike and would greatly appreciate recommendations.">>

Here are a few to think about.

It will take you a bit of time to get to these from the main entry points to Switzerland.

www.myswissalps.com/hi king

These links have pictures:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/bls-sudrampe-trail

Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg is short, easy, spectacular and fun to get to.

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/maennlichen-kleinescheidegg

See attached pictures

www.jungfrau.ch/en/som mer/tourism/destinatio ns/kleine-scheidegg/hiking-trails/

(Note update date at bottom....all trails will be open in August.)

Work the tabs on that link.

This one is nice if you are near Luzern:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/the-swiss-path-and-southern-lake-lucerne

Slowpoke

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oregonwalker
oregonwalker
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Mar 26, 2016 - 6:37 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you! Your attached photos are spectacular. The links and descriptions give me great info to make a decision. I am very much looking forward to seeing a bit of Switzerland by trail in August!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2651 posts
expert
Mar 26, 2016 - 11:39 AM in reply to oregonwalker

Hike Oregonwalker-

Glad they can help.

This is a useful link:

www.myswissalps.com/hi king

All of Switzerland is covered with a network of trails, called "die Wanderwege" in German.

Yellow signs. Note explanation of signs at :

www.alpenwild.com/hike -alps/trail-signs-swiss-alps

The red and white added markers signify rugged trails.

From your screen name, i assume that you will be equipped for rugged trails -

Boots or study shoes with lugged soles and and hiking staffs. They can also be rented at many sports stores.

If you are not used to hiking at altitudes above 2000 meters, be prepared to pant a bit on the climbs.

These links are useful for planning:

map.search.ch/

On that one, open "Points of interest/Traffic/ Rails. ( etc.)

The station icons which become visible as you zoom in show brief current timetables for that station if you click on them.

The SBB timetable is indispensable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

or, a direct link -

www.sbb.ch/en/home.htm l

There is a lot of detailed information buried in the menus or in the footnotes and options on the actual timetables.

The best map:

map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=swisstopo&lang=e n&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo .pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisst opo.swisstlm3d-wanderwege&layers_visi bility=false&X=161940. 00&Y=636765.00&zoom=7

(I set it for a useful background.)

Here is the home page.

www.swisstopo.admin.ch /internet/swisstopo/en /home.html

Note the types of paper maps under products (and smartphone versions, etc.) . The paper maps are readily available at various stores all over Switzerland, if you like to hike from paper maps.

I can add some details on where to buy if you intend to get any.

What will be your port of entry into Switzerland?

Slowpoke

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Slowpoke
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Mar 26, 2016 - 2:56 PM in reply to oregonwalker

One other valuable resource.

If you can find your hike on this website, you will get a wealth of data, including transport access, accommodations, an altitude profile, realy detailed maps, etc.

I find that I often have to use the map finder or search by location keywords a few times when I am looking for a specific hike.

Worth the effort. A superbly useful site:

www.schweizmobil.ch/en /schweizmobil.html

Slowpoke

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