Hiking in Switzerland means one thing above all: the mountain calls! Hardly any other country offers such a dense and well-signposted network of hiking trails through the most diverse mountain landscapes. However, the variety does not fall by the wayside: some paths lead up to the heights on countless steps, some meander along the slopes in serpentines, others are literally a ridge walk and others lead deep into the high mountains and are only suitable for experienced mountaineers. What they all have in common is the unforgettable view and the well-deserved stopover. But on the most beautiful hikes in Switzerland, you can also walk along the water: around the famous lakes or to the source of the Rhine, for example.
Switzerland – most beautiful hikes: Valle Verzasca
The so-called Valley of Green Water in the Italian part of Switzerland is a whitewater landscape, but invites swimming and even scuba diving in many places along the course of the Verzasca River. From Sognono, the trail leads through small Ticino mountain villages, light larch and beech forests, across moorland meadows and along river ponds to Lavertezzo with its photogenic Ponte dei Salti Roman bridge. Log cabins and picnic benches also line the trail, so you can enjoy this easy day hike at your leisure.