Hiking Switzerland’s Smallest Mountains

Everyone's always talking about the tallest mountains, but in countries like Switzerland, the tallest mountains simply aren't accessible for mere mortals like us. So instead of trying to climb the tallest mountains in Switzerland, we've been trying to climb the smallest. :) Some of you will already be asking how…

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Switzerland’s Top 50 Hikes for Laidback Hikers

Hi everyone! If you’ve seen our website, you’ll have noticed that we love exploring Switzerland on foot. In the spirit of that, we want to share a mix of our favorite Swiss hikes to capture the essence of Switzerland from all angles - not just the famous bits. We’ll share…

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Bantiger – panoramic Alpine views and cliff houses near Bern

Mini Mountains: #8 Bantiger  Another day, another of Switzerland’s smallest mountains! Bantiger is on the Swiss Plateau close to Bern – so close, actually, that we started this walk at Bern main station and headed down through the center of the old town of Bern, through the covered walkways and past the famous bear…

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Creux du Van – A semi-circular cliff in the Jura

Creux du Van is one of the jewels of the Jura. In fact, it’s one of those bucket-list worthy Swiss hikes. Getting to Creux du Van took us to the western edge of Switzerland in the French canton of Neuchâtel or Neuenberg as the Swiss Germans call it. Apparently, in geological…

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The Gornera Valley Walk In Zermatt

For those of you who’ve spent some time in Zermatt and are looking for alternative hikes in the area then this hike might be one for you! It takes you up through the recently deglaciated Gornera valley floor where you can witness the Gornera river starting to carve out the valley.  On the now…

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Lindenberg – hiking on the Swiss plateau

Mini mountains: #5 Lindenberg The Swiss Plateau between the Alps and the Jura is filled with hills and gentle ridges, and Lindenberg is no exception. Indeed, by Swiss standards, Lindenberg is almost flat! Despite this, it does stick up higher than everything for miles around it and in doing so dominates…

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Stierenberg – easy hiking in Aargau

Mini mountains: #4 Stierenberg Nestled deep in rural Aargau, Stierenberg is a wooded peak well away from both the Alps and the Jura. We headed up Stierenberg on a cloudy day in the middle of the winter, with snow on the ground for the whole walk.  Even in mediocre weather conditions, though, we did get…

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