Switzerland, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is often high on every traveller's wishlist. With about 60% of the country covered with mountains, 1500 lakes , nearly 5000 cable cars, inclines and ski lifts, and about 65,000 kms of waymarked trails, it is certainly also a hiker's paradise. Whether you prefer short,scenic hikes lasting 2 hours or long hikes spanning several days, you have a multitude of options to choose from.
What to pack for your hiking trip
Before setting off on your hike, make sure you are equipped with a pair of good hiking boots, a map of your hiking trail or an offline map on your phone (such as the Swiss Hike App), a light jacket that can be used incase it gets colder in the mountains (even in the summer), sunscreen, atleast 1 liter of water, eatables, a first aid kit, sunglasses or hat (as desired) , a portable charger for your phone.
Here are 5 Swiss hiking trails for you, to help you plan your next trip :