Travel through Switzerland by hiking, biking, canoeing or inline skating on the largest national network of interconnected routes. Switzerland Mobility coordinates an official and standard signalized route network for non-motorized traffic. This is made up of the best national and regional routes. Thanks to coordination of the sections with public transport, they are also ideal for one-day excursions. Switzerland Mobility routes are linked to a wide range of services. In particular these include overnight accommodation, rental of cycles etc. and bookable offers with luggage transport on national and several regional routes.
Hiking trail network
The hiking trail network comprises all hiking trails, mountain trails and Alpine routes that are linked together. It is generally outside built-up areas, providing access in particular to recreational areas, scenic landscapes, and cultural sights worthy of note as well as touristic facilities. It also includes historic trail sections where possible.
Cycle routes are generally accessible paths or roads with as far as possible little or no motorized traffic, ideally surfaced with tarmac or concrete. As a rule, on busy roads they are along cycle paths or in lanes with safe crossings or turning-off points.
Mountain bike routes
Mountain bike routes are generally accessible paths or tracks in hilly or mountainous terrain, usually not surfaced with asphalt or concrete. They can have technically difficult stretches or carrying sections. Users of mountain bike trails must be physically fit and be skilled riders. Preconditions are mountain bikes with wide tires and very powerful brakes.
Swiss skating routes
In accordance with Federal Road Traffic Regulations (RTR), pathways for equipment similar to a vehicle (ESV), e.g. for skating, are public thoroughfares such as roadways with little traffic and no pavements, areas designated for pedestrians, cycle ways, roads with 30 km/h speed limits and public meeting areas surfaced with asphalt or concrete and with little gradient. In exceptional cases they may include technically difficult sections that may need to be negotiated on foot.
Swiss canoeing routes
When Canoeing in Switzerland, Switzerland Mobility differentiates between waters for independent use and guided-only use. Waters navigable independently or guided are waters with a technical requirement grade easy (water category I, calm waters) and medium (water category I-II). Waters navigable only with a guide are usually rafting waters with technical requirement grade difficult (water category II-IV). For environmental reasons, the canoeing offer on the Doubs is guided only.