Switzerland – Great Bases for Walking

Hiking trail near Engelberg, Switzerland

Path through a valley near Engelberg

Switzerland is a fantastic country for walking breaks, long or short.  The public transport system is so good that it is possible to be based almost anywhere using a combination of trains, buses and in some cases boats and lifts.



This series is intended to highlight some of the towns and villages we have found to make ideal bases.  Some of these are less known than the more popular destinations, and can therefore be less crowded.  We have based the selection on the following criteria:

  • Convenient access by public transport – no car required
  • Great places to stay and eat
  • Excellent walking that is easily accessible either direct from your accommodation or by using local transport services such as buses and lifts
  • Stunning surroundings (not difficult in Switzerland!)

 

Chairlift, Switzerland

Chairlift

 

For more information on travel passes in Switzerland, please see our page of Recommended Resources.

For information on the specific bases see Arolla, Engelberg, Gstaad, KanderstegScuol and Silvaplana.



For a light-hearted look at some of the reasons we love Switzerland see Things We Love About Switzerland.

 

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