Jul 18, 2010 - 5:20 AM
I'm going to Schwizerland next week for a 2-day hike with two friends of mine (thursday-friday).
We arrive in Geneva, and have asked a bit around, and people seem to agree that Wallis is the most beautiful and interesting place to hike in the western part of Swizerland.
We have no previous experience witrh hiking, but from researching the internet we have tentatively decided to take the train from Geneva to Martigny and try and find some interesting hikes in that western part of the Wallis.
So my question is:
Do you have any recommendations - both for routes and places to stay?
Wold be nice to hike out to a place we can stay for the night and then go back to a city with a trainstation next day.
And also: is there an online guide for hiking novices? All we know now is that we need to bring good walking shoes and water (but how much?) - is it necessary with a map and a compas? and what else is essential?
All advice is very appreciated,
ps. all three of us are around 30y old and in good physical shape.
pps. If you disagree on the choice of Martigny, then we are also open for other locations, as long as they are not too many hours away from Geneva.