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Accommodation along the Swiss Path

Hi,
I've got the link with accommodation and all, but it is not that straight forward if you are travelling on your own, including in Swiss Youth Hostels. Single accommodation is not common currency.


Has anyone done the Swiss Path on their own or would recommend accommodation along the way? Tips for good restaurants / inns welcome!
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Re: Accommodation along the Swiss Path

Which Swiss path? Do you have a map?

If anyone walks the 'Crêtes du Jura' I could help with info for a large section of the course and provide accom and meals too, at low cost.

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Re: Accommodation along the Swiss Path

Try looking for 'b and b's' instead of youth hostels. They are more likely to have single rooms and a host on-site.

Personally, I would not go walking in the alps solo. A friend of ours did some hiking last summer solo and she was amazed by how many locals tried to talk her out of going into the mountains alone.

Switzerland loses several tourists a year, as well as locals, in the mountains, and the most risky thing you can do is to go into the mountains alone and poorly equipped. Having been caught in the mountains in mid-summer in a hailstorm, the temperature went from 25 degrees to below 5 degrees in 15 minutes....it's not a very forgiving place.
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Re: Accommodation along the Swiss Path

Don't worry, I am not a mountaineer! I am doing the Swiss Path around the 4 Cantons Lake, starting in Rütli and finishing in Brunnen. It looks all very safe to me, low altitude and plenty of cakes, tea/coffee, beer stops planned along the way. It is more to soak in the views and a new experience for me as it will be my first holiday on my own in the last 25 years!
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Re: Accommodation along the Swiss Path

Then, I would suggest you contact the swiss tourist information service for the area and see what they can suggest for single accommodation. If you are doing the travel in the summer, then there will be plenty of ski lodges and hostels that have free rooms.

We have used this one before to find b and b's in the area that we wanted:
http://www.bnb.ch/
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