Wild camping on long-distance trail in Switzerland

Wild camping on long-distance trail in Switzerland

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Rene
Rene
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Jul 8, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Hi there,

I've hiked some long-distance trails, but I haven't returned to the Swiss Alps in a long time because I'm only interested in long-distance trails in less crowded areas that allow me to wild camp.

I've come across some possibly suitable trails, like a 199 km one in Veia Parc Ela, but no wild camping is allowed there.

Any suggestions? I'd like to hike a few trails late July, August and possibly September.

fredch
fredch
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Jul 8, 2018 - 5:47 PM

I assume that you know that campfires are restricted to "Feurstellen" in CH. Ask locally at the head of the desired Wanderweg. An unauthorized fire will likely be a problem.

Arno
Arno
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Jul 8, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Reneekevg!

You'll find some basic information and a few good links under "more on other websites" here: www.myswissalps.com/ca mpsites

This route might be an option: www.schweizmobil.ch/en /hiking-in-switzerland/routes-mobile-wl/national-routes/route-06.html

Last modified on Jul 8, 2018 - 5:58 PM by Arno
Rene
Rene
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Jul 9, 2018 - 3:08 PM in reply to fredch

Fredch, my hikes are stoveless. :)

Arno, thanks, I´ll check out the link!

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 9, 2018 - 7:15 PM in reply to Rene

The Swiss Alpen Club website may be of some use as well. They focus on hut to hut hikes but you don't have to stay in the hut perhaps. :) http://www.sac-cas.ch/

Rene
Rene
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Jul 18, 2018 - 7:04 PM

A large part of the 6 Alpenpasse-weg is below 2200 meters, so I wouldn´t be allowed to wild camp there. I think I may just end up spending a lot of time in the Valais stretch of the trail, checking out the area.

I´d like to buy detailed trail maps. I think Kompass maps 125, 15, and 117 are what I need. I can´t find them online. Will I be certain to find those or similar maps in the area, for example in Martigny? Where would you suggest I buy those maps?

Also, let´s say I spend one week at a time in the mountains just to head back to my car every week to see how it´s doing, and to drive it to a different location. Where do you suggest I leave my car? Do you think there are any free and safe places for me to leave it? Sorry, I´m not that familiar with the Alps, nor with traveling by car.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 19, 2018 - 5:20 AM in reply to Rene

Hi Rene,

We have further information and links to buy hiking maps here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/hiking/maps - let us know if that helps you find what you need!

Rene
Rene
4 posts
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Jul 19, 2018 - 10:09 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

The website led me to another site that showed me exactly which maps I need, and I found out where to get the maps in the Netherlands if I want to buy them here, so yes, it was very helpful, thanks!

How about parking in small towns? I'm thinking of driving to Trient first and taking a week to hike the trail that I mentioned before to Sion. Is it easy to find a free space to park in small towns like Trient and to leave my car there for a week? Otherwise I´ll leave it in Martigny and I´ll take public transport.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 19, 2018 - 3:05 PM in reply to Rene

Hmm tough question.

I'd contact the local authority in this case. Try the following web sites and contact details - best to ask. :)

http://www.valleedutri ent-vallorcine.com/tourism -nature/trient.html

https://www.trient.ch/

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