Any recommendations for good hiking books describing trails, camp sites (back- and front-country), etc. along with their topology, difficulty levels for Switzerland, especially around Geneva? Something in English would be really great.

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    When I edited your question to add the [europe] tag, the site suggested a tag about european long distance trails, which seems like it might be a useful topic to explore. Long-distance trails are usually well-documented in guidebook form. It looks like trails E1, E4 and E5 all pass through Switzerland.
    – csk
    Dec 9, 2019 at 19:32
  • Thanks! That's definitely a good place to start looking. I will try and find if I can find more detailed references for them and add them here if I do.
    – nGlacTOwnS
    Dec 10, 2019 at 10:01

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Swiss Alpine Club (SAC-CAS) has a colletion of guide books however only few are available in English.

SAC also has Tour Portal available in English with almost 1800 tours categorized by type (hiking, climbing, ski touring, via ferrata) and difficulty. I personally find it to be the best resource about trails and tours in Switzerland.


I recently found this post on glocals.com where someone shared their travel guide through Google maps (https://drive.google.com/open?id=17gleDabcsxBwTrxR2wxUwc17f8QAj8GH&usp=sharing). It has some suggestions for hikes.

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