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Switzerland Hiking Tours

Switzerland

Highlights
  • Be enchanted by the alpine villages and mighty peaks of the Bernese Oberland
  • Ride the iconic Glacier Express-one of Europe’s most mesmerising train journeys
  • Traverse Switzerland on the Via Alpina from east to west
  • Marvel at an amphitheatre of snow-capped peaks on the Walker’s Haute Route
  • Hike in the shadow of the iconic Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger and Matterhorn peaks
  • Journey in the pearl of Switzerland, Lucerne, surrounded by lakes and mountains

Home to Europe’s greatest concentration of 13,000+ft mountains, it is no surprise that Switzerland has some of the finest hiking in the world. Embark on a classic trail crossing the whole country on the Via Alpina, or take on the challenge of backpacking the Walker’s Haute Route glimpsing the Matterhorn as you reach the end of your hike in Zermatt. Ride on the famous Glacier Express on our epic 2 week hiking tour of Switzerland on the Ultimate Swiss Alps.

Switzerland is the perfect place to embark on a self-guided tour, whether it is your first time or you’re a seasoned expert! It offers the best maintained and marked trails in all of the alps, and has enough variety to suit every taste and fitness level. Discover the picturesque chocolate-box villages of Mürren, Wengen, and Grindelwald whilst hiking through the Bernese Oberland and Grindelwald, or visit Lucerne as you explore its lake and travel by boat, gondola and train to reach your daily hikes.

Switzerland is a bucket-list destination for the discerning hiker who wishes to journey through some of Europe’s most striking mountain landscapes. Mix the panoramic views with Swiss hospitality reflected in towns and accommodation along the route for the perfect combination!

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Discover Switzerland

  • Why book your Swiss Hiking Vacation with Macs?

    Since 2008 we’ve organized thousands of hiking tours in Switzerland. Each year our staff spend time here ensuring classic routes run smoothly and seeking out the best hiking trails, accommodations and restaurants.

    As in all of our self-guided hiking tours we transfer your luggage and you can travel on your terms by choosing your own departure date and who you travel with. We provide route info packs, maps in our easy-to-use app which even works offline. Sustainable travel is important to us, and traveling with us supports local small businesses.

    Our specialists are here to help connect you with your perfect adventure. Just get in touch if you have any questions.

    Why book your Swiss Hiking Vacation with Macs?
  • Our 5 favorite Swiss Hikes

    1) Walkers Haute Route. Epic Matterhorn views from Zermatt after hiking through 4000m Alpine peaks

    2) Tour du Mont Blanc. A tough challenging classic through France, Italy and Switzerland

    3) Lucerne Lakes and Mountains. High mountain hikes and stylish lakeside hotels. Bliss!

    4) Glacier Express. Gentle hikes, awesome views and Europe’s most beautiful train journey.

    5) Best of the Bernese Oberland. The Alpine hikers’ playground with incredible options for everyone.

    Curious to know more? Read on in our Blog '5 best hiking tours in Switzerland

    Our 5 favorite Swiss Hikes
  • Local Cuisine

    Älplermagronen - Completely unpronounceable by English speakers, but a very delicious all-in-one pasta, potato, cheese and cream dish. Served with fried onion and stewed apples

    Fondue - Dunk rustic country bread into melted cheeses, infused with lashings of wine and garlic, bubbly over an open flame.

    Rosti - Thinly grated potatoes, pan-fried until crisp and golden.

    Raclette - A local cheese melted over a fire to blanket boiled potatoes, pickles and onions. Enjoy whilst drinking copious glasses of local Fendant wine.

    Local Cuisine
Featured

  • Hiking the Bernese Oberland

    Follow these lovely friends from New York, as they travel into Switzerland to hike the Bernese Oberland. They are blown away by the glaciers, the views, the little trains. The journey is 'Transformative'.

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  • Walker's Haute Route

    Andy and John lead you along the Walker's Haute Route, one of Europe's classic Alpine hikes. The video shows you the terrain you can expect on the route as well as what it is like crossing glaciers in the high Alps.  

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The Macs Way

At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided hiking or biking adventure.

This is active travel led by you.

Travel On Your Terms

You choose your departure date and who you travel with, we do the rest.

The People Behind Your Journey

We sort accommodation and luggage transfers and provide your route in an easy-to-use app.

Here When You Need Us

We give you everything you need to travel independently but we're here 24/7 if you need us.

Achieve Something

Getting from A to B under your own steam is intensely rewarding. With Macs, you'll see the world, and yourself, differently.

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