Explore spectacular Swiss landscapes with these epic new guided hiking tours

Explore spectacular Swiss landscapes with these epic new guided hiking tours

LAAX, one of the most picturesque mountain resorts in Switzerland, has designed five specialist guided hiking tours to provide a dose of nature for Brits this summer.

Following a successful launch in 2021 to Swiss staycationers, LAAX has tailored each hiking route to a different ability, allowing all to enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn something new along the way.

The below hiking routes feature four tried and tested routes from 2021, as well as a brand-new option for 2022, which teaches guests the best medicinal plants to collect sustainably along their walk.

Discover medicinal plants and wild herbs

Discover medicinal plants and wild herbs

Guided by the medicinal plant therapist Marina Rutishauser, walkers will be steered through the luscious greenery of the region, being introduced to a variety of medicinal plants and edible herbs that grow along the way. Walkers will be able to learn about application and uses for each plant on this tour through Falera.

Walk duration: four hours. 3-5 km

Trutg dil Flem – Unique Canyon Landscape

Trutg dil Flem – Unique Canyon Landscape

Hike from Naraus to Flims along the wild and twisting mountain river, Flem. This award-winning hiking trail features boldly constructed bridges and an impressive diversity of nature that will pique interest throughout the walk. On the way, the GeoGuide will point out the gorges, whirlpools, ancient erosion, and provide a wealth of history and context. Be sure to bring a camera along, as here and there visitors can glimpse views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sardona.

Walk duration: Approximately four and a half hours. 12.5 km

Alpine Flora at Segnesboden

Alpine Flora

The colourful flowers of the Alps are a welcome sight for all hikers and nature photographers. With biologist Hans Conrad, walkers can take a closer look at the small local varieties, learn about the interconnected relationships among species, listen to how they grow on different rocks and in harsh climates and how they migrated to the Alps after the last ice age.

Walk duration: three hours. 5 km

Family favourite: On the way with the mushroom connoisseur

mushroom connoisseur

Ever wondered if the mushroom you spot while out on a walk is a toxic toadstool or an edible variety? Taking visitors through LAAX’s beautiful woods, the Mushroom Inspector will give handy survival tips and tricks on how to correctly identify, collect and prepare local mushrooms. Perfect for little legs, with approximately 30 minutes of walking with plenty of stops, there’s plenty to keep kids busy.

Walk duration: 30 mins. 3-5km.

LAAX favourite: Foray into the forest

Foray into the forest

Ideal for nature-lovers keen to explore LAAX’s local wildlife, hikers will go on a game drive hike with gamekeeper Gieri Derungs. With a bit of luck, red deer, chamois and marmots can be observed in their natural habitat. This excursion in October leads to the remote Val da Siat to watch deer during the famous rutting season. Binoculars are provided, so all attendees can view these protected animals from a respectful distance.

Walk duration: 3 hours. 5-10km.

All guided hiking tours will be available in English, priced on request, and available between May – October 2022.


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