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THE FOUR LAKES HIKE IN ENGELBERG, SWITZERLAND

The Four Lakes hike in Engelberg takes you on a high-altitude mountain trail as you visit four lakes on this stunning one-way hike. The trail can be walked in either direction with endpoints being Truebsee Lake and Melchsee Lake. There is also an optional (very epic) sunset viewpoint on this trail we visited by accident …

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MURREN TO SCHILTHORN HIKE (PIZ GLORIA)

The hike from Murren to Schilthorn is challenging with 1600m of altitude climbed throughout the trail to the Piz Gloria summit where James Bond ‘007’ was filmed. At the summit, you can reward yourself after the long hike with a warm bowl of soup at the revolving restaurant, which lets you take in the 360-degree …

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TANZBODELI & OBERSTEINBERG HIKE: THE BEST VIEW OF LAUTERBRUNNEN

Tanzbodeli is one of my favorite hikes in the Lauterbrunnen region because it provides the best 360 degrees of the entire mountainscape. On a clear day, it feels as though you are at the center of the Jungfrau region and you can see all of the glacier-laden peaks. On a gloomy, cloudy day, it is …

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GASTLOSEN HIKING TRAIL: THE DOLOMITES OF SWITZERLAND

A Sunday morning on the Gastlosen hiking trail was a quintessential Swiss experience. There was epic, panoramic mountain views, friendly hikers of all ages on the trail, ‘bonjour’ being thrown around every few steps, coffee and cake back at the cabin restaurant and it was all topped off by the owner playing the Fribourg anthem …

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THE EIGER TRAIL HIKE: EIGERGLETSCHER TO ALPIGLEN

The Eiger Trail hike is one of the most popular routes in Switzerland because the path leads hikers directly under the world-famous Eiger North Face Wall, which is renowned as one of the toughest climbs in the world. Hike Distance: The distance from Eigergletscher Train Station to Alpiglen along the Eiger Trail is 6.5km. Hike Duration: …

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STOCKHORN & OBERSTOCKENSEE HIKE IN SWITZERLAND

Stockhorn is a beautiful peak that overlooks two stunning alpine lakes, Oberstockensee and Hinterstockensee. At 2,190m the panorama viewpoint and restaurant atop the Stockhorn provides 360-degree views of the Erlenbach region and beyond. Hike Distance: Depends on the route taken as there are many on offer. We clocked 11.2kms from the top down including our stop …

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SEEBERGSEE LAKE & EPIC VIEWPOINT HIKE IN SWITZERLAND

Seebergsee is a stunning alpine lake surrounded by beautiful grass hills and a couple of steep viewpoint cliffs for adventurers. This lake can be reached almost all the way by car with a parking lot nearby although there are a few hiking options that I will detail below. This would be a great location for …

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THE WEEKLY #160: I’M A SUBURB SARDINE

Life on the road is often seen as the ultimate freedom. No lock-in contracts, no fixed abode, nothing holding you back from the adventure of a lifetime. It’s all true. Everything you have heard is true. However, at what cost does that freedom come? The cost is generally on your diet, health, sleep, comfort, practicality …

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HIKING TO FAULHORN SUMMIT VIA FIRST & BACHALPSEE

The Faulhorn hike from Grindelwald via First and Bachalpsee is truly a great adventure for a day-hike that will traverse you through some mindblowing scenery of epic mountainscapes, alpine lakes, fields of wildflowers and some local Swiss Marmots hiding in the bushes.   Hike Distance: After the cable car from Grindelwald to First the hike up …

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LE MOLESON TO TEYSACHAUX HIKING TRAIL IN SWITZERLAND

Le Moleson to Teysachaux is a fun but challenging day-hike that involves a little bit of rock-scrambling to reach epic panoramic views of Gruyeres in the Fribourg region. The hike can be done in its entirety or by using a cable car to head up and down the majority of the incline, meaning you can …

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