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The Best Hiking in Leysin

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Top hiking spots in and near Leysin

  • Leysin, Switzerland

    Hike and Climb the Via Ferrata de la Tour D'Ai

    5.0
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing road created in the Alps made of steel. With a climber’s kit, you secure yourself to cables periodically attached to the mountain, and climb up with the help of steel pegs fixed into the mountain. The Via Ferrata of the Tour D’Ai is located in Leysin, and i...
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  • Les Diablerets, Switzerland

    Hike and Climb the Via Ferrata de la Cascade

    1.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing road created in the Alps made of steel. With a climber’s kit, you secure yourself to cables periodically attached to the mountain, and climb up with the help of steel pegs fixed into the mountain. The Via Ferrata de la Cascade, which literally translated mea...
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  • Martigny, Switzerland

    Hike to La Bâtiaz Castle in Martigny

    3.6 mi / 675 ft gain
    Starting in the Martigny town center, the trailhead is easy to find. Follow Rue de la Bâtiaz across La Dranse Rive and after about two blocks you will see signs to Chemin du Château, the "path to the castle."A relatively easy hike, switchbacks wind through vineyards on the mountainside for 1.8 mi...
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  • Icogne, Switzerland

    Hike the Bisse du Ro to Lac de Tseuzier

    11.9 mi / 1387.8 ft gain
    The trail along the Bisse du Ro has its origins in the 15th-century Swiss villagers who painstakingly carved water canals out of the mountainsides in order to irrigate the farmlands of the Valais. It hugs the cliffs all the way to the Ertentse River, with stunning mountain panoramas across the va...
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  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

    Hike to Le Lac Blanc

    5 mi / 1657 ft gain
    This adventure begins at the Flégère gondola in Les Praz (a village in the NorthEast section of Chamonix), which is easy to get to with the free Chamonix bus. Take the Flégère gondola to La Flégère, situated at 1894 meters (6,213 feet). The ride up itself shouldn't take more than ten minutes, but...
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  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

    Climb the Aiguilles Crochues Traverse

    5 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
    The valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is most well known for the mountain it’s named after, Western Europe’s highest peak. Yet just right across the valley on its north side lies a dramatic and beautiful range that cuts the horizon with tall rock spires: The Aiguilles Rouges.Part of the Rouges range,...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hike and Climb Daubenhorn

    5.0
    1.2 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
    There are many Via Ferratas in the European Alps. They provide a unique way to get to some impressive places with minimal equipment and climbing skills. A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing route, made of steel. You secure yourself to cables (using a special attachment on your harness) and climb...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hike Laps Around Lake Dauben

    Lake Dauben (Daubensee in German) is located on Gemmi Pass, an ancient high mountain pass that has been walked since the Middle Ages – even Sherlock Holmes walks this route in "The Final Problem"! The lake has a subsurface runoff and drains completely in late autumn, but the trip can also be done...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hike to Lämmeren Cabin and Lake

    5 mi / 492.1 ft gain
    Take the cable way from Leukerbad to Gemmi Pass. Facing away from the mountain station (north), head left (west) and follow the track to "Lämmerenhütte" (Lämmeren Cabin). The track leads through a small tunnel that was once built by the Swiss Army.The tunnel leads to the glacier forefield of the ...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hike up Gemmi Pass

    3.0
    2.1 mi / 3074.1 ft gain
    Gemmi Pass is an absolutely stunning place, with its secluded scenery and the amazing views over the Swiss Alps. While people usually choose the easy way and take the cable car up the mountain they miss out on the most rewarding part: The epic trail leading from the village of Leukerbad to Gemmi ...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hiking on Torrenthorn

    1862.2 mi / 2132.5 ft gain
    Start in the early morning by taking the cable way (either from Leukerbad or Flaschen valley station) to Rinderhütte. The trail from Rinderhütte to Torrenthorn is nicely done and well marked so you won't need to climb. However, depending on the amount of gear you have in your backpack it can be q...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hike Majing Lake

    2.5 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    If you want to get great night views on your hike out, start at 2 am in the village of Leukerbad. There's parking at "Obere Maressen", which is also the starting point. Follow the track to Majingsee. There are multiple routes to the lake but make sure to stay on this trail - it's definetely the b...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Explore Dala Gorge

    Start at "Obere Maressen" and follow the walkway through the forest. You'll find detailled informations at a clearing just before the gorge.The bridges leading through the gorge are safe to use, but that doesn't mean you won't need to be careful. Make use of the numerous viewing platforms and ben...
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  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

    Explore the Le Brévent Summit Alpine Area

    Begin this hike by either making the 3.5 hour hike from the town of Chamonix to the top of Le Brévent (roughly 4,900 ft gain), or take the Brévent cable car to the top.(31€ roundtrip). Once at the summit take a moment to enjoy the 360° view, the fun is only getting started. After getting your fil...
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  • Boëge, France

    Hike to Signal des Voirons

    Begin at the marked path to the right of the parking lot, near the monastery. The trail is steep at first, but this lasts only for a few meters, in the undergrowth. When you leave the woods, follow the paved road for about one hundred meters, then turn left at the slope, indicated by an arrow sig...
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  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

    Climb the Aiguille du Midi-Plan Traverse

    2.5 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
    The Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is the #1 tourist destination in the world’s capital for extreme sports, Chamonix. For regular tourists, a trip to the top of the 3842 m-high cable car museum provides plenty of excitement for one day. But for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, it’s just the...
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