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Long-distance hikes in Vaud


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Vaud. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in Vaud

Long Distance Hiking · Charmey
Grand Tour of the Vanil
Premium content Difficulty moderate
156.9 km
62:00 h
9,177 m
9,177 m
The tour through the Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Nature Park offers an insight into the typical natural landscape of the region of origin and the tradition of alpine farming.
Long Distance Hiking · Switzerland
Jura High Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
308 km
95:00 h
10,779 m
10,817 m
The Jura Hiking Trail stretches from the north-east to the south-west across the Swiss Jura mountains.
Long Distance Hiking · Switzerland
Alpine Panorama Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
488.4 km
155:00 h
13,315 m
13,327 m
The Alpine Panorama Trail runs from east to west across Switzerland from Lake Constance to Lake Geneva.
Long Distance Hiking · France
Via Francigena
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
2,107.9 km
560:08 h
22,976 m
22,973 m
The Via Francigena runs from Canterbury Cathedral in the south-east of Great Britain via France and Switzerland to St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Long Distance Hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Trans Swiss Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
506.9 km
160:00 h
14,420 m
14,495 m
The Trans Swiss Trail runs once through the country, from Porrentruy in the north to Mendrisio in the south, crossing fantastic landscapes and historic sites.
Long Distance Hiking
Via Alpina - Red Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
2,563.7 km
970:00 h
175,000 m
175,000 m
Internationally renowned long-distance hiking trail from Italy via Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and France to Monaco.
Long Distance Hiking · Jura Mountains
L’Échappée Jurassienne - Long-distance hike
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route
317 km
92:25 h
7,810 m
7,626 m
The long-distance French-Swiss hiking route known as the Échappée Jurassienne (Jura Escape) gives you the chance to travel the Jura mountains from west to east, unconfined by borders. 
Long Distance Hiking · Bernese Oberland
AlpnessTrail (13 Tage)
Premium content Difficulty difficult
145.5 km
34:38 h
9,143 m
9,143 m
Der «AlpnessTrail» im Berner Oberland führt als mehrtägige Rundwanderung über die Alpen des Saanenlands und des Obersimmentals. Herrlich ist der Kontrast zwischen den sanften Alpwiesen und der Bergkulisse mit Wildstrubel und Wildhorn.
Long Distance Hiking · Belgium
GR 5: From Bergen ob Zoom to Nice
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
2,153.2 km
650:00 h
60,201 m
60,200 m
The 2150 kilometre GR 5 connects the North Sea from Rotterdam to Nice and the Mediterranean via Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. It is part of the European E2 Trail. The hike on the GR 5 leads mainly into the Grande Traversée des Vosges, the Jura and the Alps.
Long Distance Hiking · Switzerland
Jura-Höhenweg (15–16 Tage)
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
307.5 km
95:00 h
11,588 m
11,622 m
Der Jura-Höhenweg führt von Dielsdorf im Kanton Zürich bis nach Nyon an den Genfersee. Ein Wanderklassiker der mit herrlichen Fernsichten und gemütlichen Bergwirtschaften aufwartet.
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