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There’s no experience you’ll have that can beat Swiss hiking. The country has more than 60,000 km of well-marked trails for any adventurous soul to follow. It’s an experience you can’t miss, from the snow-laden peaks, to clear lakes, to monstrous glaciers. No matter how many Swiss hiking holidays you take, you’re bound to discover new scenery.

Here are five popular Swiss hiking trails.

1. The Eiger Trail

Hiking the Eiger Trail in Switzerland.

Hiking the Eiger Trail in Switzerland. Photo by Linda Aksomitis.

If you’ve been listening to Swiss hiking stories, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the Eiger mountain’s challenging northern side. To reach the Eiger trail, you take the train from Grindelwald up to Kleine Scheidegg, where you switch trains and then exit at the Eiger Trail sign.

Experienced climbers carefully ascend down a rocky face while experiencing breathtaking views of the Jungfrau and the Monch mountains. If you manage to get to the end of the trail, all your hard work will be worth it once you see the Grindelwald valley’s breathtaking views spread out before you.

2. Aletsch Arena

Great Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland.

Great Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland. Image by Erich Westendarp from Pixabay

Anyone hiking in Switzerland just for the exploration will enjoy the 300 km of trails that the Aletsch Arena has to offer. The best path on the Aletsch Arena is easily the Aletsch Panoramaweg that winds u