The pathway is the key
Hiker's guide to finding mountain huts and their owners in Switzerland
Regardless of what inspires you to take a mountain excursion, whether it be for sporting achievements, recreation or nature and/or geology, we provide valuable information and offer it to all those looking to experience unforgettable moments. In both summer and winter, the Alps offer numerous possibilities for enjoyable day trips and holidays for all.
Sentiero and its partners, the owners or leasers of the mountain huts, will show you the paths leading you to the most beautiful places in the Alps.
Places where you can find the greatest relaxation with the least luxury.
Switzerland is comprised of three basic topographical areas: the Swiss Alps, the Swiss plateau or "middleland", and the Jura Mountains along the northwestern border to France. The Alps are a high mountain range running across the central-south of the country. Between the peaks of the Swiss Alps, the highest of which is the Dufourspitze at 4,634 meters (15,203 ft), lie countless valleys, many of them with waterfalls and glaciers.
The most famous mountain is the Matterhorn (4,478 m) in the Valais and Apennine Alps bordering Italy. The highest mountain, the Dufourspitze (4,634 m) of the Monte Rosa, is located close to the Matterhorn. The section on the Bernese Alps includes the steep, glacial Lauterbrunnen valley containing 72 waterfalls, also well known for the group of peaks, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (4,158 m), and many other picturesque valleys and mountains in the region. In the southeast the long Engadin Valley, encompassing the St Moritz area in canton Graubünden, is also well known; the highest peak in the neighboring Bernina Alps is Piz Bernina (4,049 m)