Switzerland is a walker's paradise. Mountains, lakes, valleys and meadows combine to produce a series of images that seem familiar.
Often we think of stereotypes - alpine pastures, contented cows grazing lush grass, wooden chalets and snow-capped mountains. However, although there is much truth in this narrow view, it does little justice to the spectacular variety of terrain that Switzerland is able to offer the visitor.
As in any country, the walker can investigate the details of the countryside rather than view a rapidly changing kaleidoscope seen from the car or train window as the scenery flashes by. Walks, arranged by region, vary from easy strolls to more challenging routes with every effort made to include variety and interest along the way.
As time passes the scope will increase and site visitors will have a valuable English language resource to help them make the best of a country blessed with magnificent landscapes. Currently more walks are being added from the Upper and Lower Engadine together with routes from the Saas Valley and the Zermatt areas. Central Switzerland will be the next featured area.
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Walking in Switzerland
Switzerland provides some of the best walks in the World. The paths are well maintained and the signage excellent. Many popular routes also have the benefit of refreshment opportunites during the walk. Public transport is also excellent with a useful netweork of bus and train services. Cable cars often provide access to the higher walks offering a substantial saving in ascent times.