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RHINE GORGE RIVER HIKE & VIEWPOINT ‘SWISS GRAND CANYON’

The Rhine Gorge is often referred to as the ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’, and while that may be a bit of a stretch in terms of comparison, it is an impressive gorge and a great location for hiking. The strange rock formations, cliffs, and blue-tinted water make the Rhine River and the gorge one of the …

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PINUT VIA FERRATA (KLETTERSTEIG) IN FLIMS – EPIC CLIFFSIDE STAIRWAY

The Via Ferrata (Klettersteig) in Flims is an epic series of staircases and ladders on the edge of a cliff that winds up hundreds of meters above the valley. From the summit, you have incredible views of Crestasee, Caumasee and the entire region of Flims YOU WILL LIKE THIS POST ASWELL: 4 AWESOME VIA FERRATA ROUTES …

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SEEALPSEE HIKE IN APPENZELL – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Seealpsee is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in Switzerland and can be found in the Alpstein region of Appenzell. The lake can be reached in under an hour from Wasserauen Train Station or with more strenuous hiking routes throughout Alpstein. This ease of accessibility and moderate incline make it one of the most …

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SCHÄFLER RIDGE HIKE AND MOUNTAIN HUT

The Schäfler Hut (Schäflerhutte) is perched up above the incredible Schäfler Ridge, which is one of the most dramatic sections of the Alpstein region in Appenzellerland.   SCHÄFLER HUT & RIDGE HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance:  The hike distance from Wasserauen to Schäfler Hut is 7.5km. However, I suggest walking and exploring along the Schäfler Ridge, which …

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MUTTSEE HUT HIKE VIA LIMERENSEE LAKE

The hike to the Muttsee Hut (Muttseehutte) is one of the stranger journeys I’ve made in Switzerland but the end result is incredible. The adventure begins in Linthal where you need to walk 6.7km’s to the Tierfehd cable car and then 3-kilometers through a dark, wet tunnel before emerging at the Limerensee. The trail then …

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LUNERSEE HIKE – LOVE HEART LAKE VIEWPOINT AT GAMSLUGGEN

The hike to Lunersee Lake is quite an interesting adventure because although we were in Switzerland and hiked all the way to the viewpoint above the lake, it is actually in Austria. If you went down to walk around the Lunersee Lake, you would have crossed the border and entered Austria. The hike itself is …

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HIKING TO THE SPITZMEILEN HUT AND SPITZMEILEN PEAK

Hike to the Spitzmeilen Hut (Spitzmeilenhutte) for a beautiful overnight stay before climbing the Spitzmeilen Peak and the Wissmeilen Peak in the morning! We did this hike after the first snowfall of the year and while a little dangerous, the views were magical from Spitzmeilen Peak!   SPITZMEILEN HUT & SUMMIT HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance: The …

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JORISEEN LAKE & JORIHORN SUMMIT HIKE IN DAVOS

An epic 12km loop trail that takes you to multiple lakes and then to the summit of Jorihorn where you have epic views of Joriseen and the Swiss Alps. JORISEEN AND JORIHORN HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance: The entire loop was 12.75km but if you don’t summit Jorihorn the loop is just 11km. Hike Duration: The whole loop …

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THE 5 LAKES HIKE IN ZERMATT (MATTERHORN VIEWS)

The 5 Lakes hike is one of the most popular walking trails in Zermatt because it is accessible to everyone and has minimal steep climbing. Along the route are five stunning lakes where you can create reflections of the Matterhorn at the right angle. It’s a great day out and relatively easy for the whole …

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THE NIEDERHORN HIKE: A BEAUTIFUL RIDGE WALK

The Niederhorn is a popular summit with lots of action at the time, highlighted by incredible views of Lake Thun. It’s possible to ride up or down with the cable car but exploring the Niederhorn ridge hike at the summit is a must!   NIEDERHORN RIDGE HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance: The way we did the hike …

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HORNLIHUTTE HIKE ‘MATTERHORN BASE CAMP’ IN ZERMATT

The Hornlihutte (Hornli Hut) is the most common base camp for the Matterhorn climb. However, hiking to Hornlihutte is a great hike in its own right as I found out. I took the cable car to Schwarzsee and hiked up to Hornlihutte for sunset and then hiked all the way back down to Zermatt town …

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