[A] What are the two major mountain ranges in Switzerland?
April 1, 2019
Zack Creach

4 Best Hikes in Switzerland

Known for its skiing and winter weather, Switzerland’s top-notch warm-season hiking opportunities are highly overlooked. Getting to experience mountain hiking when it’s not frigid and blizzarding is a real treat, and some of the best of what Switzerland has to offer visitors who love the outdoors. Diverse landscapes are packed throughout the landlocked country’s roughly 16,000 square miles. But it is the mountains and their valleys that really shine. Here are four of the best hikes in Switzerland.

4. Tre Cime di Lavaredo

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With three rocky prominences (Tre Cime) being the focal point of the hike in the Dolomites mountain range, this loop trail is only 6 miles long and mostly flat, making for good family-friendly hiking. Small lakes surrounding the peaks make for great places to rest or take photos at sunrise or sunset. Along the way, you’ll pass through mini villages, a church (Cappella degli Alpini), and Rifugio Auronzo and Rifugio Lavaredo if you want to stay the night.

3. Tour du Mont Blanc

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A difficult multi-day hike, the Tour du Mont Blanc, is one of the most popular long-distance hikes in all of Europe, and for good reason. At roughly 110 miles (six or so of which actually cross through the Italian and French borders), the TMB will take an average hiker between 10 and 14 days to really enjoy themselves. Glaciers, villages, and seriously dramatic landscapes can be found throughout.