Switzerland: The best cycling and hiking trails within easy reach

How would you like to experience something new and different? Whether you bike or hike, Switzerland offers an endless array of mountain activities for everyone. Are you up for it?

Our most experienced partners propose some of the best routes through Switzerland especially selected for you. Choose your sport, difficulty level and discover the Alps in a whole new way.

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St. Moritz-Nauders, Grison Alps

Days-long bicycle touring route starting in St. Moritz, a Swiss town known for its ski resort. Doable route for most people. A large majority of the paths are paved and well signposted. The route ends upon arriving in Nauders, next to the Austrian border.

Sport: Cyclotourism
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 111 km
Duration: 2 days
Maximum altitude: 1.844 m
Elevation gain: 3.132 m

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Lake Biel, Jura Mountains

Circular route starting on the outskirts of Grenchen. The route takes you to Biel, after which you enter the Jura Mountains. The vast majority of the trails are well marked. The route ends at the same start point, that is, on the outskirts of Grenchen.

Sport: Mountain Biking
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 45 km
Duration: 2 h 45 min
Maximum altitude: 1.262 m
Elevation gain:1.782 m

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Interlaken, Bernese Alps

Circular route starting and ending in the iconic Swiss city between the Thun and Brienz lakes. The route runs along the Roteflue foothills, passing through Englischer Garten, the Aare river, the Hohbühl pavilion, the Zwei-Seen-Steg viewpoint and Wannichnubel. The last few kilometres of the route are alongside Lake Brienz.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: High
Distance: 17 km
Duration: 4 h 15 min
Maximum altitude: 1.751 m
Elevation gain: 2.086 m

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San Gotardo Pass, Lepontine Alps

The most mythical part of the Swiss Alps with the world’s best-known mountain passes. From Andermat it climbs to Furkapass, Nufenenpass and San Gottardo. The last part is especially interesting, as it is a cobbled climb.

Sport: Road cycling
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 105 km
Duration: 2 h 45 min
Maximum altitude: 2.509 m
Elevation gain: 5.113 m

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Monte Rosa Hütte, Pennine Alps

Slightly technical route that requires the use of crampons and ice axes. Pure mountaineering route along rocky cornices between the Gorner Gletscher and Grenz Gletscher glaciers. The route runs between shelters and offers stunning views of the Zermatt.

Sport: Mountaineering
Difficulty: High
Distance: 14 km
Duration: 5 h 45 min
Maximum altitude: 2.889 m
Elevation gain: 932 m

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Rhine Falls, Lake Constance

Very relaxing bicycle touring route suitable for everyone, starting at Lake Constance. The route briefly enters Germany and runs along the Rhine river before reaching Neuhausen. The route ends a few metres away from the falls.

Sport: Cyclotourism
Difficulty: Low
Distance: 56 km
Duration: 4 h 45 min
Maximum altitude: 448 m
Elevation gain: 441 m

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