Hiking boots and cellular coverage in Switzerland

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Jun 17, 2017 - 9:50 PM

I have two quick questions that I'm hoping can be answered:

  1. Are hiking boot recommended for easy/moderate hiking trails
  2. How is the cellular coverage throughout the country?

Thanks and looking forward to seeing the beautiful country July 1st.

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Jun 17, 2017 - 11:08 PM in reply to lichtfi

Hi Lichtfi-

Phone -

Here is the Swisscom coverage map, which you can check at 2G, 3G or 4G service levels:

scmplc.begasoft.ch/plc app/pages/gis/netzabde ckung.jsf?lang=en

There are other networks, but Swisscom has the best coverage.

Boots -

I always wear boots for ankle support. If the trail has gravel or slippery surfaces, it can still be called "easy." I am much more comfortable with ankle support, no matter what the trail is called. . However, the official trail ratings only require boots once you use the (red marked) "mountain trails." See links below. By the way, the Swiss trails can have substantial ups and downs, which don't seem to bother the Swiss, but occasionally slow me down.

This web site is a good resource:

map.wanderland.ch/?lang=de&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&resolution=100& X=631700&Y=147650&laye rs=Wanderland


www.myswissalps.com/hi king

and -

www.alpenwild.com/stat icpage/trail-signs-in-the-swiss-alps/


I also like to have at least one hiking staff.

Others may find my approach to be conservative. I find it to be comfortable and safe.


Last modified on Jun 18, 2017 - 12:55 AM by Slowpoke
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Jun 18, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Hi Lichtfi,

For the very easy flat trails in the valleys sneakers are just fine, but for anything more serious I do what Slowpoke does: sturdy hiking shoes and a pole.

Cellular coverage is very good, just don't count on it in very remote locations. I don't think I've had any issues with coverage wherever I went with the SIM card and mobile hotspot discussed here.

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