This breathtakingly beautiful area of Switzerland has more than 10,000km of hiking trails, from easy to challenging, allowing walkers of all levels to enjoy its stunning sights, picturesque landscapes and unique cultural diversity.
Whether you go on leisurely family walks, themed excursions, challenging high-altitude or long-distance trekking adventures, you’ll love the spectacular, pristine landscape of the Alps.
Perhaps you’d like your efforts to be rewarded by taking a culinary trail, sampling local delicacies such as cheeses from the Italian-speaking south or sausages and bacon from the Romansh part of Graubünden, washed down with wines from the German- speaking north.
Whatever your preference, on foot is certainly one of the best ways to explore the largest holiday region in Switzerland.
How to travel light
If you’re planning a walking tour around Graubünden, the last thing you want is to lug around heavy bags. Instead, use the canton’s luggage transfer service to transport your bags between destinations, so you can walk or ride with just a daypack. The service provides daily transport for your bags to and from more than 70 hotels, railway stations and post offices throughout the whole canton of Graubünden and adjacent regions. It’s convenient, reliable and cost effective!
The luggage transfer is available daily during the summer season from 1 June to 31st October. You can book and pay directly on site at your hotel without the need for advance notice.
See graubunden.com for more information.
Four of the best walks in Graubünden
Long-distance: Via Albula/Bernina
128.5km, 41hrs, moderate
The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage section of the Rhaetian Railway runs as near as possible to the Albula and Bernina tracks, with enchanting open views of this 100-year-old engineering masterpiece set amidst stunning Alpine scenery. What’s more, you can climb aboard any time you feel tired. (Sections of the route between Preda, Bergün and Filisur can also be explored on individual one-day hikes.)
Family: Hike to the source of the Rhine
6km, 3hrs, moderate
Known for being the source of the Rhine, Lake Toma is a special place, nestled in a basin at the foot of Piz Badus. This 200-foot wide and 400-foot long lake is a jewel among Swiss mountain lakes. At 2,345m it is a site of unique beauty, magic and significance.
Themed hikes: Trutg dil Flem (Flims waterway hike)
18.1km, 7.5hrs, moderate
From the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sardona this new trail follows the Flem stream from Segnesboden, past bizarre rock formations and breathtaking gorges through Europe’s largest landslide to Flims.
Culinary trails: Chur Panorama trail
7.8km, 2.3hrs, easy
This sun-kissed panoramic trail starts in the centre of the oldest city in Switzerland and takes you in a circuit out into the beautiful forest of Chur, and includes a three-course meal taken in three different restaurants along the way.