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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.

Let's talk about snow, baby!

Last summer and the many hikes were great. Of course, you can already start thinking about your hikes for next year. But now in winter, the best way to get around in the great outdoors, besides skis and snowboards, cross-country skis or toboggans, is to use snowshoes. When the time comes, we'll present you with some great summer offers here again. In the meantime, take a look at our winter page right now and find out all about winter fun in Switzerland. Deal? 

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.