Where to hike and camp in the Alps in early June

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Feb 5, 2017 - 7:36 PM

first timers to the Alps in the first of june. would like to hike the best of the Alps and perferably to began at one area and not backtrack. looking at about 10 days. Would like to do some tent camping with staying in a few nights in accommodations a long the way. has anyone done a self hike and how was it and where did u begin and end?

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Feb 5, 2017 - 8:31 PM in reply to herbster

Hi Herbster -

Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

This site will give you a lot of information.

map.wanderland.ch/?lang=en&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&layers=Wanderla nd&resolution=250&X=70 3399&Y=157204

Search for Via Alpina for via Alpina.

June 1 is too early for Alpine hikes. Trails are still blocked with low grade snow above about 2000 meters, more or less.. Tail end of Winter.

For reference, major Alpine road passes typically open for traffic in the second week of June, when the snow does not replace what the plows remove.

July and August, and early September are good.

Tent camping is generally not possible.

Look into Mountain Huts run by hr Swiss Alpine Clubs-



5535 posts
Feb 5, 2017 - 11:40 PM in reply to herbster

Hi Herbster -

There definitely are constraints on so-called "wild camping."

I recall that Arno discussed the topic in the forum. Perhaps he can jump in if he would like to add to these links:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/camping-in-alps

www.myswissalps.com/ca mpsites

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/camping-above-the-tree-line-in-switzerland

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/bivouacking-on-the-alpine-pass-route

Here is a link to the Via Alpina:

map.wanderland.ch/?lang=en&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&resolution=250& X=659640&Y=182579&laye rs=Wanderland

Using the Switzerland Mobility website can get you detailed maps, altitude profiles, and accomodations/facilities along the route. Long routes are broken down into stages.


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