Hiking in Switzerland


switzerland vacation

Hiking or backpacking across other cities can be one-shot deals, but when it comes to the Swiss Alps, things are quite different. With the breath-taking experience, you’ll definitely want to go again when you get a chance to.

When you visit Switzerland, you’ll discover for yourself that it’s by far the most economical and even the best way to enjoy the fresh Alpine air and peaks capped with snow.

What to pack on your Switzerland Vacation:

Comfortable pants/jeans: you should try to bring more than one pant because it can get cold on the trains and certainly on the mountains, so you should try to pack enough to last.

Shirts/Sweaters: Sweaters are really important because of Switzerland’s inconsistent weather condition. Hence, you should try to take a good mix of workout tanks, sweaters, and shirts.

Dresses: For days when you’d want to take a stroll around the cities of Switzerland, dresses are a great option, they also come in handy for days that you go out for dinners. Swiss love to dress up sometimes, so you’ll most likely fit in well enough if you choose to dress up a little.

Hiking clothes: Your regular workout clothes can work perfectly for this. If you don’t have any, just try to get something porous if you intend to go during the summer because it can get super hot.

Swimsuit: There are lakes and rivers for you to swim, so try as much as possible not to forget your swimsuit if you are going on this vacation in the summer.

It’s important you don’t forget your toiletries, purses, accessories (sunglasses, gloves, hats, etc.), jackets, and sneakers/flip flops amongst other things. Just pack light, and you are good to go.

Foods you should try in Switzerland:

  • Fondue
  • Basel-style roasted flour soup
  • Raclette
  • Polenta and braised beef
  • Tartiflette
  • Vacherin Mont D’or

Stick with this guide, and you are sure to have a superb Swiss experience!