Swiss Alps Hiking

Explore unspoilt areas of natural beauty

You'll love walking in Switzerland

The Swiss make is so easy to hike here! Even if you have limited hiking experience, the Swiss Alps could be your most perfect walking holiday.

The majestic Matterhorn has a magical attraction and the Five Lakes Walk is in a class of its own. On our trip, you will also take an exquisite winding mountain drive through the panoramic Grimsel Pass, one of the highest passes in the Swiss Alps and experience the serenity and epic views from Mt Titlis.

Thanks to the marvels of Swiss transport, no support van is needed on this trip; we often use cable cars to access the best high-altitude hikes.

It's not all physical! The towns and villages in the Swiss Alps are great places to relax. Taste traditional fondues and mouthwatering mountain cuisine, or sip a cocktail or two on a sun terrace while soaking up the stunning mountain scenery.

In the wonderful rural town of Engelberg, indulge in cheese tasting and stock-up for friends back home!

The RAW Travel Difference


Accommodation with CHARACTER

On this trip you'll enjoy comfortable, character-filled European 3-star family run hotels. We've carefully selected them for their stunning locations and spectacular mountain views, and they are conveniently close to the centres of Zermatt and Engelberg.


Qualified Mountain Leaders

Our own staff of experienced and qualified International Mountain Leaders are passionate and knowledgeable about the Swiss Alps. They will excel at looking after you and make your safety a priority – very important in an Alpine environment. All our guides are native English speakers, so clear communication is never an issue.


Flexability and freedom

The freedom & flexibility to hike or relax.  This trip is designed to be flexible, giving you the freedom to experience Switzerland the way you want! Feel like you're ready to go, go, go? We can show you the way. Want some downtime or prefer to head out on your own? No problem! Our experienced guide will make sure you take time out for yourself without feeling like you're missing out.


Stunning Alpine Walking

After you've fallen in love with the mountain wonderland of Zermatt and the Matterhorn we'll take you off the beaten track to discover the rural charm and culture of Engelberg, a beautiful area of unspoilt natural beauty offering some of the best walking in Switzerland. Bathe in shimmering lakes,  breathe in the fresh Alpine air, and enjoy first-class hospitality.


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Hiked the Swiss Alps. It was absolutely breathtaking. Such astounding scenery that it made you want to crack open a chocolate bar at the top of every peak. The organising, guides and overall knowledge was fabulous as was the accommodations. Great experience and I definitely will be climbing another mountain with RAW Travel.

Kylee Delios (VIC)
September 2017

WOW! The Swiss Alps and our guide David exceeded our expectations, the scenery was
absolutely amazing. Dave carefully planned each day's hike around weather forecasts
brilliantly. We are so happy we booked this hike!

Debra Carey (NSW)
July 2018

Just loved everything about this area of the Alps. The Matterhorn, OMG, so majestic, my first view of it from the village actually made me weak at the knees! The glacial valleys, the snow-covered peaks, the views from Gornergrat, the lakes, the rugged trails, the waterfall – all magnificent and worth the effort to explore. 

Margaret Jones (VIC)
July 2018

I loved the stunning Swiss scenery, the sound of cowbells in the fields, and the opportunity to visit Alpine dairies and cheese makers on some of our hikes.

Sherryn Tosch (QLD)
July 2018

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Exploring the Swiss Alps Trail

Click on each of the trail points to read about each destination.

Zermatt & The Matterhorn

Start your Swiss mountain trip in the impressive and vibrant village of Zermatt and come face-to-face with the towering and hypnotic Matterhorn (4478m), Switzerland’s most famous landmark. Enjoy exploring the many fabulous hiking trails this area has to offer. 

Grimsel Pass

Expect twisty hair-pin corners, high elevations, steep grades and jaw-dropping views of the Bernese Alps on this exquisite mountain drive through the panoramic Grimsel Pass (2164m). This wild region in the Swiss Alps is characterised by granite rocks and sparkling reservoir lakes.


Discovering Switzerland’s areas of unspoilt natural beauty is easy in this wonderful rustic village. As well as scenic walks, traditional Swiss cableways, and hearty mountain food, you can enjoy cheese tasting and a visit to the famous 12th century Benedictine monastery.


The tiny, peaceful hamlet of Engstlenalp is surrounded by alpine meadows and is a paradise for nature-lovers and hikers.

when to trek the swiss alps

June through September is the best time to walk in the Swiss Alps. July is the warmest month (it doesn’t get that hot in the mountains) and the wildflowers are in bloom; usually, there is not much rain in July.

The winter starts early and ends late in the mountain towns. August is also a good month for hiking, but you can get snow. September is also good weather, but by October it can get very cold.

Read more on when to trek the Swiss Alps.


View our exclusive and detailed destination guide for hiking the Swiss Alps, Tour Du Mont Blanc and the Italian Dolomites. 

We are your European Alps experts

  • Our staff know the European Alps intimately; many have lived there or are based there now.
  • We employ only qualified, experienced International Mountain Leaders to run our trips, so you know you will have a safe and enjoyable trip.
  • We use comfortable private rooms (not dormitory) on our European Alps trips and look for the best available accommodation in each location.
  • The extra care we take in choosing your accommodation translates to the best experience for you on the trail.
  • Our office staff complete our Alps trips each year so that we can give you up-to-date first-hand advice.
  • We also offer training days and information nights before your trip to ensure you are well prepared to enjoy your adventure.