Hiking equipment

  • good waterproof hiking shoes with profiled soles (like Vibram)
  • suitable socks
  • hiking clothes adapted to the conditions
  • sun protection: headgear, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • windproof and waterproof jacket with hood
  • warm clothing in the pack (warm hat, gloves, small down or fleece jacket)
  • comfortable mountain bag (maximum 25 L for a day hike)
  • drink (minimum 1 litre)
  • picnic lunch (for day trips)
  • snacks (granola bars, dried fruit, etc.)
  • small first aid kit (plasters, Compeed, painkillers, any other personal medication such as anti-allergic)
  • anti-tick spray (especially recommended for hikes in the forest below 2'000m)
  • lip balm
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • rain cover for the backpack, umbrella, rain cape, waterproof trousers (depending on the weather conditions)
  • some cash (for drinks, etc.)
  • insurance cards (health, Rega)

The weather can change rapidly in the mountains. It is therefore advisable to always have warm clothes and rain gear in your backpack.