The alps are especially beautiful when deep snowy slopes glisten brightly in the sun and huts and trees are capped with snow. To enjoy this winterwonderland, you need neither ski nor snow shoes. Switzerland offers a large network of beautiful and well-kept winter hiking trails, leading through snowy hillsides and dreamy winter landscapes high above the fog, offering hikes for all levels of fitness. When the feet are getting tired and the hunger gets big, numerous alpine cottages and guesthouses invite you to stop and rest. After all, one thing belongs to winter hiking like the snow – the anticipation for a warm ‚Stube‘.
We have put together the most beautiful winter hikes for you.
The romantic ‚Laternliweg‘ is illuminated after nightfall every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from November 19, 2015 until March 2016, between Christmas and the New Year even daily. Fridays and Saturdays, the illuminated trail leads to the guesthouse ‚PASSHOEHE‘.
The ‚Rigi‘, one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations, is, with its hiking trail network of 35 km, ideal for winter hiking. The fascinating panoramic trail leads along the former Rigi to Scheidegg train route to Unterstetten on even terrain, then climbs slowly and steadily up to Rigi Scheidegg and thus is suitable for less experienced hikers.
What already has a long tradition in summer is now also possible in winter. The new Heidi & Gigi trail now connects Arosa with Lenzerheide and vice versa. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine world along the way, use the latest transport systems like ‚Urdenbahn‘ and have something to eat in one of the lovely mountain restaurants.
The route leads high above Savognin with a magnificent view over the valley. It starts at the chair lift station Somtgant. Enjoy the wonderful winter landscape and fantastic panoramic views. The winter hike starts in Somtgant, where you get comfortably from Savognin by chair lift and the new cable car. From here head towards Radons with a view of the impressing mountains. When you reach the ski lift ‚Naladas‘, the trail leads further down. Anyone who has brought a slide can enjoy a sleigh ride past ‚Alp Naladas‘ down to Tigia. After arriving there, you either can warm up at ‚SKIHAUS‘ or hike further to Radons, where the large sun terrace of ‚BERGHAUS‘ invites you to take a break. Thus refreshed, the hike then leads further to Tigignas, from where the chair lift will bring you back to Savognin. Those, who have still some energy left and want to walk or sledge down to Savognin, take the junction in Malmigiucr and hike on the beautifully pathed trail through snowy forests via Fotgs and Parnoz to Savognin.
This winter hiking trail with a picturesque view at the ‚Eigernordwand‘, ‚Moench‘ and ‚Jungfrau‘ is suitable for young and old, as the starting location is easy to access by either the Wengen-Maennlichen or the Grindelwald Grund cable car.
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