The travel guide for autumn

Here you can find out what you need for hiking and what your perfect trip in Switzerland can look like.

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Swiss hiking routes

1. Crans Montana


Magnificent panoramas and dizzying passages guarantee real adrenaline moments.
Suitable hotel:
Hotel de l’Etrier ⭐️⭐️⭐️


2. Riviera Walensee


From Murg by train to Walenstadt. Then the hike to Quinten. Last but not least, back to Murg by ferry. Fantastic tour!
Suitable hotel:
lofthotel, Murg ⭐️⭐️⭐️


3. Circular hike from Sfazù


Puschlaver classic: circular hike to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Graubünden.
Suitable hotel:
Swiss Historic Hotel Albrici, Poschiavo ⭐️


4. Wine terraces from Lavaux


An enchanting tour of the Lavaux wine terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Suitable hotel:
Mirador Resort & Spa ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


5. From Moosalp to the Augstbordhorn


The Augstbordhorn offers a magnificent panoramic view over almost the whole of Oberwallis.
Suitable hotel:
Bürchnerhof Hotel-Restaurant, Bürchen ⭐️⭐️⭐️


6. Wolfsschlucht-Way


This tour invites you to discover the different facets of the Thal Nature Park.
Suitable hotel:
Gasthof National, Langendorf ⭐️⭐️⭐️


7. Monte di Comino Circular hike


A relaxed tour around the Aula hill through magnificent woods and pastures of Monte di Comino.
Suitable hotel:
Al Ponte Antico ⭐️⭐️⭐️


8. Theme trail Grindelwald


A tour that impresses with unique views and diverse alpine flora.
Suitable hotel::
Eiger Selfness, Grindelwald ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Insider tips from Swissbankers

As an enthusiastic hiker, what hiking tips do you have?

First and foremost, sturdy hiking boots, sufficient drinking fluid and functional outdoor clothing are recommended. It is worth taking a look at the weather forecast here. Depending on the situation, a change of clothes and suitable shoes can be chosen. To avoid shoulder-neck problems, it is also recommended to place the centre of gravity close to the body and shoulder area when packing the backpack.


What equipment do hikers need?

Actually, little equipment is enough to keep the carrying weight low and the fun of movement high. Investing in a comfortable backpack with a good back system pays off. If you want, you can set off with hiking poles. On scree or snow fields, these do a good job and contribute to better balance and relief for the joints. To avoid blisters, a blister plaster can be applied before the hike. Last but not least, a first aid kit and a charged mobile phone are helpful in emergencies.


How can you be stylish while hiking?

The motto here is: "Form follows Function". The onion look is recommended. Different layers of quick-drying and breathable material are best for heat, wind and cold. The individual layers can be colour-coordinated. Thanks to colourful clothing, it is also easier to be spotted.


Which apps would you recommend to hikers?

I regularly use SwitzerlandMobility. The app offers good map material and is ideal for planning routes. If you not only want to enjoy the mountain panorama, but also find out about the names of the peaks, the best app to use is PeakFinder. If I need an idea for a tour, I get inspiration from Komoot.


What is your favourite food on hiking tours?

On the road, I usually have a fruit, almonds or pistachios and some banana bread. Sometimes I prepare a couscous salad the night before. In between, however, it can also be something heartier like a raclette.


Do you know a fun fact about hiking?

The people of Graubünden are said to be the fastest hikers in Switzerland. This apparently stems from the fact that in the past, in order to measure the different hiking times in the canton of Graubünden, it was mainly top-fit mountain hikers who were sent out, while in other areas the routes were hiked by volunteers or families.


Which of the eight hikes is your favourite?

Each of the hikes has its own special appeal. Spontaneously, I would recommend the hike in Val da Camp to Lagh di Saoseo. The colours of nature are breathtakingly beautiful there in autumn and are perfect for photo shoots.


Known that ...

  • … there are over 65,000 kilometres of hiking trails in Switzerland - that's a distance that would take you around the world one and a half times?
  • … Graubünden has the most hiking kilometres in Switzerland with 11,000 km?
  • … Swiss hiking trails have been enshrined in the Federal Constitution since 1987 and are therefore protected?
  • … the people of Graubünden are considered the fastest hikers in Switzerland?
  • … a hike can burn up to 1700 calories in three hours?
  • … hugging trees makes you healthy and relaxes you?
  • … around 80 percent of Swiss people go hiking regularly?
  • … Hiking can be a real miracle cure for the psyche?
  • … autumn in Switzerland is often described as "golden" and is therefore ideal for hiking?

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