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Hiking around our youth hostels

Wake up refreshed, have a hearty breakfast and put on your hiking boots. That’s how a day of hiking begins at a Swiss Youth Hostel. The adventure you decide for yourself begins right outside the door. Do you take the next mountain railway or just start walking? Will you take the post bus to the starting point of your preferred hiking trail or will you take the train to the next town? Here, you can do whatever you like.

Over hill and dale

In Switzerland, you will find over 65,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails and can explore every corner of the country. The hiking trails are well signposted and as varied as the landscape itself – here, the journey is the reward.

Family-friendly hikes

Hiking with children is fun for everyone, because there are fire pits for barbecuing, bathing lakes in summer for swimming and small climbing tours or themed trails with lots of interesting information. There is tons waiting to be discovered when hiking with children.

This is where you spend the night in the mountains:

The best youth hostels along popular hiking routes in Switzerland

Looking for the right trail? Switzerland Tourism has compiled a list of 14 Swiss Youth Hostels located on the most beautiful hiking routes in the mountains and forests and on lakes. You’re guaranteed to find just the right hike for you.

Suitable offers for mountain adventures

  • Mountain railways inclusive

    Regional Mountain railways ticket and free public transport

  • The Liechtenstein Trail

    One country. One trail.


Hiking made easy – the Swiss Hiking Federation shows how it’s done right

The Swiss Hiking Federation umbrella organisation shows less experienced hikers how to properly enjoy the local network of hiking trails. It has launched its video series «Like to Hike» especially for this target group. The first in the series is an animated clip with basic tips for carefree hiking.

«How does hiking actually work?» is the question currently being asked by many an occasional hiker. The Swiss Hiking Federation explains what needs to be observed to ensure that hiking is also fun. Nothing stands in the way of carefree hiking so long as these basic rules are followed.

Member benefit with SwitzerlandMobility Plus

CHF 15 discount in the first subscription year for SwitzerlandMobility Plus

SwitzerlandMobility Plus makes planning tours easy. With a Youth Hostels Premium Membership, you benefit from an exclusive introductory discount: You get an annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus for CHF 20 instead of CHF 35.

A youth hostel for every hiking route

SwitzerlandMobility is the national network for non-motorised traffic. On the following map you will find all marked hiking trails in Switzerland and all of our approximately 50 youth hostels clearly arranged on one map.