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Panoramic trail from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg with Mount Eiger view
Spectacular principal street of Lauterbrunnen with and stunning Staubbach waterfall in background
Kleine Scheidegg with Eiger Nordwand background
Amazing tourquise Oeschinnensee with waterfalls and Swiss Alps Kandersteg
Panoramic view of Lauterbrunnen valley village of Lauterbrunnen the Staubbach Fall and the Lauterbrunnen Wall
View to the mountain Eiger
The valley called Kiental
Fabulous autumn view of picturesque alpine Wengen village and Lauterbrunnen Valley
Hiking above Grindewald
Kleine Scheidegg train station
From: 1039€/person
7 days / 6 nights
Discover the highlights of the Swiss Via Alpina by hiking the Bear Trek, our favorite section of the classic long-distance trail in the European Alps.
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The first stages of the Haute route share the trail with Tour du Mont Blanc
Pennine Alps near Zinal in the swiss canton Valais
Majestic Weisshorn seen from Col de Sorebois
The Walliser alps peaks over the Mattertal valley
Zermatt town and Matterhorn mountain
City of Martigny and Sembrancher in the Southern Switzerland
Sunset panorama of the Lac Blanc lake with Mont Blanc
Exciting morning view of Stellisee lake with Matterhorn peak on background
Beautiful day on the rocky road accross meadows in the Swiss Alps leading to the Fenetre d´Arpette pass
A hiking trail leading towards Mont Collon near Arolla
The Alphubel over the Mattertal valley
Lac Bleu above Arolla
Cows will be your loyal companions
From: 2395€/person
14 days / 13 nights
Set out on the Walker’s Haute Route self-guided and hike this iconic trek from Chamonix to Zermatt amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
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Lac des Cheserys with a view at the beautufil mountains of Chamonix
Pictures of Valley of Chamonix closer the village of Argentiere
Idyllic Trient river and valley in Valais
The alpine village of Trient in the canton of Valais
Champex a charming village surrounded by mountains and a lake
The town Le Chable in Swiss Alps seen from above on a clear bright summer morning
The views from the way to Col Termin
View from Cabane de Prafleuri
View of the Rosablanche glacier from Col de Prafleuri
From: 1390€/person
7 days / 6 nights
A short version of the iconic Walker’s Haute Route, leading you from the Chamonix valley below Mont Blanc to the mountain passes in the Swiss Alps.
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Kleine Scheidegg with Eiger Nordwand background
Shonegg lake with alps in the background
Alpine marmots in grass in Berner Oberland
Wonderful Stauber Waterfall in the Schachen Valley
Hiking above Grindewald
Klausenpass mountain road connecting cantons Uri and Glarus
Houses in the Swiss village of the Engelberg resort
A tourist train travels on Jungfrau Railway from Jungfraujoch to Kleine Scheidegg
Wengen with Jungfrau Mountain and Lauterbrunnen Valley on background
Amazing tourquise Oeschinnensee with waterfalls and Swiss Alps Kandersteg
Montreux city with Swiss Alps lake Geneva and vineyard on Lavaux region
From: 4490€/person
18 days / 17 nights
Plan your Via Alpina self-guided hike across Switzerland and explore the diversity of the Alps on this epic journey, previously known as the Alpine Pass Route.
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View of the Moiry Glacier from the Lac de Chateaupre surrounded by flowers in summer
A hiking trail leading towards Mont Collon near Arolla
Valais Blacknose sheep in front of Matterhorn
The Moiry Mountain Refuge in the Val d'Anniviers
Majestic Weisshorn seen from Col de Sorebois
Cows will be your loyal companions
Europaweg trail leads the eye trough lush green meadows to the distant Matterhorn
The Walliser alps peaks Bishorn, Weisshorn, Schalihorn, and Rothorn over the Mattertal valley
Zermatt town and Matterhorn mountain
From: 1560€/person
7 days / 6 nights
Spend a week on the eastern Haute Route, hiking through the Swiss Alps below sharp ridges and epic glaciers all the way to the foot of the iconic Matterhorn.
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Hut to Hut Hiking in Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of extraordinary alpine beauty. Besides luxury watches and chocolate, the Alps are definitely one of the first things that come to mind when anyone thinks of this small European country.

And there is no better way to experience the Switzerland Alps than through hut-to-hut hiking.

With its extensive network of trails (over 65,000 km!) and mountain huts on every scenic corner, hiking between them is when you really get to know the Alpine spirit of the country.

But this also has a downside — it’s hard to choose where to hike because of the countless options.

We did the work instead and selected the best hut-to-hut hikes in Switzerland that take you through some of its most epic mountain scenery: The Walker’s Haute Route and the Via Alpina.

Here’s how we help you:

  • Detailed self-guided itinerary with all the necessary info for a successful hike
  • A GPS route + simple-to-use app for easy navigation
  • Booking all your accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner at the huts
  • Full 24/7 support during your trip

We provide you with the above, so that the first step on the trail doesn’t feel like an intimidating leap into the unknown.

The first step in planning your hut-to-hut hike is simple — choose one of our listed Switzerland hiking tours, and send us an inquiry.

If you’re unsure which option is best for you, contact us, and we’ll help you find the right solution.

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We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

Book with confidence

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

Tried & Tested Adventures

Only the best hut to hut hikes of Switzerland, cherry-picked by our local team with an in-depth knowledge of the region.

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Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

Things to know

The summer season for hiking is usually from mid-June to mid-October. Its start depends on the amount of snow left on the high mountain passes from the winter. The Walker’s Haute Route and Via Alpina have some high passes, which are usually free of snow only in July. Hiking before that could be dangerous without proper skill and equipment. In October, there is usually the first bigger snowfall, and the huts close to prepare for the winter ski season.

Read more about the hiking season in the Swiss Alps here.

We’ve rated our tours on a difficulty scale from 1 to 5 — with 1 being the easiest and 5 the most difficult.

The difficulty level of a tour tells you how fit you need to be and how much hiking is involved. Most of our tours are appropriate for people who are regularly active and can hike for about five to seven hours per day.

Technical difficulty means how skilled you need to be to hike on the path. Level 1 means the trail is smooth and wide (like a gravel road), while 5 means the surface is uneven and exposed, and you have to use your hands to help yourself move forward. In practice, that means that the higher the level, the more surefooted and skilled in scrambling you need to be.

It is best to book your tour early because most accommodations along the trail fill up quickly. That way, you can ensure that you have a place to stay.

Even though the routes are usually quite close to at least a farm or a small village, they also feature lots of wild and remote sections where you cannot just stop. In case of injury, it’s best to call the local emergency services.

On the other hand, if you just feel that you cannot hike anymore, you can always stop in any of the towns and villages along the way and use public transport to get to a bigger Swiss city.

Showers in Swiss mountain huts are rare and are only offered for an extra charge. That’s why it’s wise to bring wet wipes with you for the days that you are staying in one of them.

No, because the huts provide their own blankets and pillows. Still, you should bring a sleeping liner instead.

Cell connection is very changeable in the mountains. A good rule of thumb is that if you can see a town, you’ll have a reception. Mountain huts are the same — the signal usually doesn’t reach the insides, so try catching it outside. Wifi is available only in some huts, while most don’t have it.

If you dress accordingly, most stages can be done in light rain. However, do not hike if a storm is forecasted. In that case, you can take public transport to the next point when possible to make up for the lost time.

Vegetarian meals are usually available in most accommodations. Vegan options are harder to be found in huts, but we’re happy to let you know about them in advance so you can plan accordingly.

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Self-guided trekking tours in Switzerland, hiking from hut to hut across epic Alpine landscapes and enjoying hearty meals served alongside breathtaking views.
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