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Matterhorn

For the ultimate alpine experience, Switzerland is the place to be. Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monte Rosa or Piz Bernina, these are just a few of the fifty peaks over four-thousand meters high. Famous massifs include Berner Oberland, Wallis (Valais) and Jura, and there are many, many more. Wintertime is for the skiing jet-set of course, but in summer, from July until September, hiking trails and mountain huts are open all across the country. Popular are the regions of Valais (Wallis) with the Jungfrau and the Aletsch glacier, Graubünden in the east, Tessin (Ticino) in the south, and Fribourg in the west.

There are 6 official national long distance hiking trails, and 53 regional long distance trails. This number is growing. European long distance trail E1, E2 (small tip), E4 and E5 pass through Switzerland, coinciding with national trails. The Swiss Alps are literally strewn with more than 150 excellent mountain huts for hikers to stay overnight and have a meal. In the height of summer the huts in popular regions can get crowded. Given all the information available on the internet, in guide-books and on maps, you can easily plan your own hiking itinerary from hut to hut, combining day-hikes into a multi-day itinerary ranging from an easy hike with kids to crossing glaciers in full gear for the experienced mountaineer.

In addition, no other country in Europe is so completely neat and orderly as Switzerland. Truly everything is well-organized, from cable cars to accommodation, from trail maintenance to waymarking, from maps and guidebooks to around the clock alpine rescue from the air. The Swiss Alpine Club even boasts the world's most futuristic mountain hut, the dazzling New Monte Rosa Hut, to be opened late in 2009. If it were possible to order fine weather in advance, the Swiss would surely be the first to offer this service.

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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Winterthur - Tösstal
  • Winterthur – Tösstal area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Oberalppass, Andermatt - Sedrun
  • Oberalppass: Andermatt - Sedrun area including Furka, Susten, Lukmanier and St.Gotthard passes, Disentis/Mustér, Airolo, Göschenen at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gruyère - Charmey - Le Moléson
  • Gruyère - Charmey - Le Moléson area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Säntis - Churfirsten Swisstopo 2514
  • Map No. 2514, Säntis - Churfirsten, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Bundesamt für Landestopographie (swisstopo), covering the whole country on 247 small format sheets, with special larger maps published for popular regions including some titles now available in hiking versions.Highly regarded for their superb use of... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Baselland - Wasserfallen
  • 33 specially selected hiking trails in the Baselland – Wasserfallen area of north-western Switzerland between Basel and Olten, presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grimentz - Zinal - Val d’Hérens
  • Grimentz - Zinal - Val d’Hérens area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val de Travers
  • Val de Travers area in the central part of the Swiss Jura from Ste-Croix and Yverdon-les-Bains to Neuchâtel, including most of the Lake Neuchâtel, at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special... Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kiel - Großer Plöner See 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 10
  • Kiel and Lake Plöner, the largest lake in Schleswig-Holstein, at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000.... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hauenstein - Belchenflue Swisstopo Hiking 3325T
  • Hauenstein - Belchenflue area of the Swiss Jura at 1:33,333 on light, waterproof and tear-resistant map No. 3325T published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography is the same as in Swisstopo’s 50K hiking maps, simply enlarged to 1:33,333 for extra clarity but without additional information. The title includes... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Saas-Fee - Saastal - Simplon Pass
  • Saas-Fee and the Saastal valley presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness required, etc. Coverage in the west includes the whole of the Mattertal from Visp to Zermatt,... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Museum Map of Switzerland
  • General map of Switzerland, produced in cooperation with the Association of Swiss Museums, with an overprint highlighting museums and art collections. The base map is a reduction of the 1:200,000 mapping, retaining the same information. The map is, therefore, very detailed but has rather small print, which makes it more suitable for reference... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gotthard Railway Axis Once & Today Swisstopo Map No. 307
  • The history of the Gotthard Tunnel presented by Swisstopo, the country’s survey organizations, on extracts of three maps from 1865/1873, 1882 and 2016, plus extensive notes (English included) illustrated with drawings and photos on various aspects of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel opened on 1st June 2016.On one side are the three map extracts.... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montreux
  • Montreux - Col du Pillon area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Verzasca Swisstopo SKI 276S
  • Detailed ski map at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, the country’s national survey organization, showing routes for skiing and/or snowboarding, access by public transport, recommended itineraries, lists of mountain huts, etc. The series uses the cartography of Switzerland’s topographic survey, with additional colouring to show slopes steeper than 30°.... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Klausenpass
  • Klausenpass area including Brunnen and Schwanden at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lötschental Swisstopo 2527
  • Map No. 2527, Lötschental, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Swisstopo, covering the peaks and the valley north of the Rhone between Leuk and Visp. Swiss topographic survey at 1:25,000 covers the whole country on 247 small format sheets, with special larger maps published for popular regions including some titles now... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Brig - Aletsch - Goms
  • 33 specially selected hiking trails in the Brig - Aletsch - Goms region of Switzerland presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness required, etc. The cartography provides... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fränkische Schweiz K+F Outdoor Map 37
  • Fränkische Schweiz region of the Franconian Jura in northern Bavaria at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bern - Wohlensee - Gantrisch
  • The environs of Bern extending south-east to Thun presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness required, etc.The cartography provides an excellent picture of the terrain... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Solothurn - Weissenstein - Passwang
  • Solothurn area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and in... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maggia - Verzasca - Locarno - Ascona
  • 33 specially selected hiking trails in the Maggia - Verzasca - Locarno - Ascona area of Switzerland, presented at 1:50,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map from the Hallwag/Kümmerly + Frey group, with route profiles, grading for the severity of the terrain and the degree of fitness required, etc. The... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Schaffhausen
  • Schaffhausen area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and... Lire la suite
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  • Duitsland - Bodensee
  • Fietsen langs de Bodensee: een onvervalste fietsklassieker over de goed bewegwijzerde fietsroute door drie Alpenlanden. Tijdens deze fietsvakantie is het optimaal genieten langs het natuurpark Rijndelta, het bloemeneiland Mainau en de historische steden Lindau en Bregenz. Volg over stille wegen de oevers de Bodensee (een van Europa’s grootste... Lire la suite
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  • Zwitserland - Berner Oberland
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  • Aan de voet van de Ortler ligt het Val di Sole, de zonnige vallei. Hier neemt de sympathieke hoteleigenaar Giulio Pretti je deze winter mee op sneeuwschoenen door de bergen die hij kent als zijn broekzak. Zijn passie voor deze bergstreek werkt even aanstekelijk als de menukaart van het restaurant! Op het programma staat iedere dag een... Lire la suite
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  • Islay & Jura Whisky Trails
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  • Zwitserland - Binntal
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  • Best of the Bernese Oberland In Style
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  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc in Huts Self Guided Walking Holiday
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  • Walk the Trails of Gruyères and Gstaad in Switzerland
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  1. Annuler
  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:35:28
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
  • Hi there,

    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

    What I want from it:
    - Stunning scenery - ideally GREEN landscape/rolling hills/mountains/forests to rivers to castles, etc etc.
    - Scattered small villages along the trail (they don't have to be every night but maybe every 3 nights at least?)
    - Not super overpopulated

    Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
    Emily
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