Guidebook

A Week of Gorgeous Hikes around Zürich

7 of the best day walks from one of Europe's coolest cities.

Description

As well as being a capital of culture, Zürich is also something of a mecca for hiking and if you do these 7 walks you will understand why!

All of these trips can be reached using the excellent Swiss public transport system so you can stay in downtown Zürich and enjoy city life in the evenings whilst also escaping into the peace of nature during the days.

There's an amazing diversity amongst these hikes but without question the most unusual one is the tour around Zürich airport. It sounds strange (and it is a bit!) but the walk is surprisingly quiet for much of the way and its sheer uniqueness makes it a fun day out.

For that combination of city and serenity, look no further.

Rund um den Flughafen Zürich

Rund um den Flughafen Zürich

Zurich
3 - 4 hrs
17.5 km
76 m
76 m
On the easy circular walk around Zurich Airport, airplane fans and nature lovers alike will get their money's worth.
Easy
Private
Rund um den Greifensee

Rund um den Greifensee

4 - 5 hrs
20.1 km
110 m
110 m
Easy
Private
Wanderung Hombrechtikon – Grüningen

Wanderung Hombrechtikon – Grüningen

1 - 2 hrs
6.2 km
90 m
100 m
Flower splendour in the Zurich Oberland
Easy
Private
Wädenswil - Hirzel - Au

Wädenswil - Hirzel - Au

3 - 4 hrs
14.3 km
544 m
544 m
An easy hike through historical villages and charming Swiss countryside.
Easy
Private
Forch - Pfannenstiel - Meilen

Forch - Pfannenstiel - Meilen

2 - 3 hrs
10.9 km
216 m
489 m
A lovely hike through shady woodlands.
Easy
Private