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The Swiss Alps and hiking - what you need to know before you go for a walk

Switzerland and its Alps are undoubtedly a paradise for enthusiasts of hiking, trekking and any mountain trips or activities. With 48 four-thousanders and 65,000 kilometres of trails, it is a fantastic destination for enthusiasts of mountaineering and those who prefer ordinary walks. Here you can easily find family trails, wheelchair-accessible trails, high alpine trails, routes for snowshoeing and via ferratas (klettersteig). All in various degrees of difficulty. However, before you set off to conquer the Swiss Alps, you should prepare yourself to avoid unpleasant surprises.


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  1. Trail signs in Switzerland, division and the scale of difficulty

  2. Tourist maps of Switzerland