A list of some summer hikes.

Niesen – Hiking up Switzerland’s Pyramid Mountain

From the train Niesen certainly looks like our laidbackhikers logo. It’s like that perfect triangle shaped mountain that we all drew as kids. And I think that’s one of the main reasons why when I first saw this mountain many years ago I looked at my fellow laidback hiker with…

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Schilthorn: hiking on a James Bond film set

With the recent release of No Time to Die we thought a post on one of the James Bond mountains in Switzerland might be fitting! Schilthorn features as Piz Gloria in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Although this peak was made famous by the James Bond franchise it still…

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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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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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Best Hikes in Zermatt

Zermatt – home of the Toblerone Mountain, aka the Matterhorn. For some, a trip to Switzerland is unfinished without a visit to Zermatt, where on a good day the Matterhorn dominates the skyline. We’ve hiked around here a couple of times now and would like to share some of our favorite hikes in…

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