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
(the Swiss mountain hut organisation).
I hope this gets you started!