Walking, Hiking & Climbing
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Information on the facilities in the cantons of Zurich, Zug, Lucerne, Berne and Basel for outdoor activities: walks, hikes and cycling activities in the area.
Walking, Hiking & Climbing - 21 Listings
Alpine rose hike
A two hour guided hike leaving from Schneisingen (Baden) onto Bowald, Vogelsand and Endigen, Return by post bus. (2 hours) Address is Alpenrosenwanderung, Ob. Bahnhofplatz 1, 5400 Baden.
Amden Discovery Trail
Nature discovery trail betweeen Schaenis and Amden, a short distance from Zurich. Information at Verkehrsbuero Amden-Weesen, 8873 Amden.
City-Nature trail Baden
This nature trail shows a wealth of the natural workings of animals and plants in and around the area of Zurich. Information found at Stadt.Naturweg Baden, Ob. Bahnhofplatz 1, 5400 Baden.
Culture trail Baden
A two to three hour hiking trail along the Limmat river, starting in Baden. Information found at Kulturweg Baden, Ob. Bahnhofplatz 2, 5400 Baden.
Store specialising in mountain climbing and hiking clothing and equipment. Stores in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lucerne. Open Monday to Friday 09:00-18:30, except Thursday 09:00-20:00, Saturday 08:30-16:00.Main store Obergrundstrasse 70, 6000 Lucerne 4.
Forestry and geology educational trails Eschenberg
A 2-3 hour hiking tour from Winterthur offering hobby hikers and geologists well marked educational trails. Discover what the forest and rocks tell us about the glacier age. Information at Winterthur Tourismus, 8400 Winterthur.
- Tel: 052 267 67 00
Offers guided hiking tours in all regions of Switzerland to discover the country in a different way from that of guide books. At Hochfeldstr. 98, Bern.
Jakob Stutz hiking and bike path
The Jakob Stutz trail from Pfaeffikon, the Terneneberg takes hikers and cyclists past sites that were important in the life of the famous poet from Zurich Oberland. Information at Seestrasse 394, 8124 Maur.
Kletterzentrum Gaswerk Schlieren
Indoor climbing facility for amateurs, kids and pros. During the summer season there is an outdoor possibility too. Also suitable for school and firm events. Industrie Gaswerk Nord, Kohlestrasse 12b, 8952 Schlieren.
Kletterzentrum Milandia Greifensee
Largest indoor climbing centre suitable for all levels. Up to 300 people can climb at the same time. With an outdoor swimming facility. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-22:00,Saturday and Sunday 09:00-20:00. Grossried, 8606 Greifensee.
A hike that begins on the top of the Mattstock chairlift and leads past the Durchlegi, viewing point in the heart of the village of Amden. Hikers may make use of the curative kneipp baths to be found en route.Information Verkehrsbuero Amden, 8873 Amden.
- Visit website
- Tel: 055 611 14 13
Public courses in Nordic walking in the areas of Zug and Luzern. Held in English. Private classes are available on request.Pilatusstrasse 19, 6402 Merlischachen.
Monster Trotti Lungern Schonbuhl
Monster Trotti schooters are for rent to individuals, groups and families in Panoramawelt Schonbuhl. Choose between thin, fast fat and wide tires. Downhill vehicles for beginners and pros. 4.5 km road to Turren.
Expert for clothing, shoes and equipment for outdoor sports. With a section for children. Open Tuesday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-18:30, Saturday 09:00-16:00. Esslingerstrasse 32, 8617 Moenchaltorf.
- Visit website
- Tel: 043 277 87 87
Planet Trail on the Uetliberg
A solar system trail from Uetliberg to Felsenegg with panoramic view over the city of Zurich. Open to the public, At Planetenweg auf dem Uetliberg, 8045 Zurich.
- Visit website
- Tel: 044 206 45 11
Running Track & Allment Fluntern
Running track in the woods, 785m long and illuminated. Change room available. At Finnenbahn & Laufstrecke Allmend, Fluntern, Allmend/Fluntern, 8044 Zurich.
- Tel: 052 267 40 00
Scooter at Melchsee Frutt
Scooter rental at the Melsee Frutt mountain station. Trottibikes, with reservations needed in advance for groups. Children und 12 not permitted to drive.
Swiss Mountain Guide Association
Website with information about alpine region hiking and climbing trails. Summer and winter courses for adults and children in many languages and difficulty levels.
Trekking Outdoor Team
Certified outdoor company that offers fun and action in respect of men and nature.For caving,canyoning,bungy jumping,riverboogie,climbing and teambildung.With outdoor-centers in the south and central part of Switzerland.Luetzelaustrasse 48,6353 Weggis.
A website in German and French that shows many of the possibilites of hiking the over 60'000 km of paths in Switzerland. AT Monbijoustrasse 61, Postfach, 3000 Bern 23.
Winter hiking and snowshoeing in Flumserberg
Specially prepared pistes for hikers and snowshoer's. Equipment may be bought or rented from the sports shop. High altitude walks offered all year round. Information at Touristikverein Flumserberg, 8898 Flumserberg.
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