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3-4 days walking in Switzerland

We are looking at finishing our holiday in Switzerland in early October. We’d like to spend 3-4 days in a beautiful location (alps), with the focus being taking a different (easy) day hike each day. Is there a website that has a list of walks with directions etc? I’ve looked but been unsuccessful. Also, does anyone have a suggestion for a base? As long as we are within range of Zurich on the last day we are flexible. We’ve been to Switzerland before and have seen the main touristy places but haven’t had the opportunity to have a few days of walking.
Thank you!

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What are the "main touristy areas" you've seen? Most people visit Switzerland to see/stay in the Berner Oberland area (Murren, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen) where there is an endless supply of walking opportunities.

Posted by
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I did a 2 week tour of Switzerland that covered most areas of the country. Eg we went to Jungfraujoch, Zermatt, Murren, Lucerne, Mt Pilates, Interlaken etc but of course the tour focus wasn’t day walks. Then in 2012 we returned to Switzerland but due to an injury we couldn’t do any walking really. I’m fine now and want to find the walking trails in Switzerland :-)

Posted by
715 posts

Yes, there is a website that lists walks with pics and directions for the Jungfrau area. In it I share our favorite dozen hikes in the area. All but one are easy. I'll send the link to your private forum mail (or to anyone else who asks). Just make sure you're signed in to the forum (probably are already) and look for note in the upper right that says you have an unread message, and click on that.

My two favorite bases would be Lauterbrunnen, or Murren.
It will be cold in October, but on a clear day it will be absolutely worth it.


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I would love to hear about your suggestions. We are going to Switzerland from Milan for 5 or 6 fats and would love to go to a few of the most breathtaking areas. Not interested in touristy or large cities. Love the quaint feel of the country and culture. The walking hikes that are easy will be welcomed.