Jan 8, 2022 - 3:03 PM
in reply to KimRosenthal
hiking in the Jungfrau area is hard to beat. We have always stayed in Wengen which has a somewhat different atmosphere than Grindelwald (smaller, no cars etc.)
Zermatt is also a popular destination for hiking with many trails having views of the iconic Matterhorn. Trails starting or ending on the Gornergrat summit offer great views of numerous peaks in the Alps.
The Waldhaus Hotel in Sils Maria has a dedicated service to help and advise hikers. The Upper Engadine area has many hikes to tall peaks and alpine lakes. Sils is also close to St. Moritz.
If your looking for something quite different from the above Alpine hiking we enjoyed staying in Locarno and hiking the surrounding trails. Very pretty lake views and many modest mountain hikes. Lugano is another popular destination in the same area with hiking opportunities.
There are also some less visited and less touristy areas often recommend by some of the top contributors that I have no personal experience hiking, namely the Jura mountain area. Perhaps some of them will join the thread.