Oct 7, 2017 - 5:48 AM
Hello. New here and very excited to find this site and forum. I have slowly been making my way through all the content. I thought i would post and see if some fellow users could offer suggestions. I definitely plan to keep doing my own research but this has been a bit overwhelming!! My friend and I have now been to Switzerland three times and we love it. Next summer (late August) we would like to return and do some hut to hut hiking. I have been reading about all the routes. The Via Alpina green trail initially caught our eye. But the research is just beginning. I want to share what we are HOPING for and maybe someone can offer suggestions. We are looking to hike for 7 to 9 days. We would like to find a route where we can walk onward each day and stay in huts. We are hoping to do that and NOT have a base with day hikes out/back each day. We are experienced hikers (three times on parts Camino de Santiago, one time on part of Via Francigena, hikes at home) but by no means experienced advanced trekkers. I am scared of heights so hope to avoid things with "narrow ledges" or the like type of description! We hiked the North Face Trail last summer and loved it. Scenery like that would be ideal!! We will have some time to adjust a little bit to altitude as we are spending a week playing tennis five hours a day in Gstaad prior to the hike. Realize the hike will likely be at higher altitudes. We can go wherever to start the hike. Any tips, suggestions, things to research further, etc are much appreciated! THANK YOU!!