Apr 26, 2017 - 5:46 PM
Hi, and thanks for this forum!
I have visited several times in Switzerland and every time took some walking trails - and was never disappointed. I follow a yellow sign, get an idea of the time and distance, and the scenes are always great. Nevertheless, it was always going for a several hours and coming back to where I started.
This time I am going with my older son, and we want to make an overnight track. Hiking for 6-7 hours, spending the night at some inn or hut, and continuing the day after. And maybe another day.
What I wonder is how much planning does this need. I would love just to follow a yellow sign on a nice trail, but I am afraid to find out when evening arrives that there is nowhere to sleep - that we are in an empty area or among closed places. Is my fear reasonable?
To be more specific, I am talking about Lucerne area and mid-May. I look in the great maps in wanderland.ch, see trails but have no idea if there are inns or huts anywhere. Am I missing something? Do local maps have the details of accomodations on the map?
Sorry for being so long...
(PS. In the next thread I would like to ask about specific options in that area, but the general question is important also as it can bring the option of enjoying the trails without a lot of pre planning)