Category: Switzerland

F3F Swiss Championship @ Hahnenmoos

Today was my second F3F competition. The F3F discipline is about flying a 100 m course ten times as fast as possible. It’s a pretty technical and fun way to improve your model glider flying technique. The competition took place at the Hahnenmoospass, with great… Continue Reading “F3F Swiss Championship @ Hahnenmoos”

Paula’s first time

Paula, our Brazilian-Swiss friend from Barcelona, came to stay with us for two nights. Our question, whether she would like to go for a small hike was answered positive, so we chose a very nice and easy hike not knowing that this would be… Continue Reading “Paula’s first time”

Paddling down the Linth Kanal

Today we decided to paddle down the 18 km of the Linth Kanal between the Walensee and the Lake Zurich. It was nice, a bit like a stroll but on water. Helped by the current, it took only 2 ½ hours to get from Weesen… Continue Reading “Paddling down the Linth Kanal”

Family hike to the Carschina Hut

10 km, 200 m up, 600 m downBärgli – Carschinasee – Carschinahütte – Partnunsee – Partnun – St. Antönien This is an easy 4-hour family hike in the impressive Rätikon mountain area. We did the same hike one month ago and thought that such… Continue Reading “Family hike to the Carschina Hut”

Meersburg to Konstanz by Bike (not quite)

Today’s plan was to bike from Meersburg to Konstanz, another part of the Lake Constance (or Bodensee in German) cycle path. We are “en route” to bike around the Bodensee. Slowly but surely, the entire 260 km Bodensee cycle path!

An Alpine Stroll

7 km, 200 m up, 550 m downBärgli – Carschinasee – Carschinahütte – Partnun This is a lazy alpine hike, a stunning alpine experience with little sweat, or a mountain experience for the inexperienced (one still needs basic fitness and appropriate equipment). Just a… Continue Reading “An Alpine Stroll”

Along The Scenic Bodensee by bike

68 km, a full-day bike tour with many stops.Route 2 and Route 82 – Kreuzlingen – Romanshorn – Arbon –  Aach – Neukirch – Feierlen Hof – Kreuzlingen To test my brand-new bike, a birthday gift from Philippe, we hopped on our bikes to tour… Continue Reading “Along The Scenic Bodensee by bike”

Via Engadina, S-chanf to Zernez

Via Engiadina, S-chanf to Zernez, 16km, 4.5hrs In the morning the Prättigau Valley was under heavy clouds. But right after the Vereina Tunnel, the blue sky but somewhat fresh temperatures awaited us. It is not unusual for the weather to be considerably different, one… Continue Reading “Via Engadina, S-chanf to Zernez”

Sentiero Panoramico in Bergell

Vicosoprano – Soglio, Distance 9km; 450m ascent and 480m descent / 4hrs (with many breaks) A truly panoramic walk through the narrow and isolated valley of Bergell, with views of formidable-looking Piz Badile (3305m) and other spiky peaks.

Autumn walk from St. Moritz to Sils Maria

St. Moritz – Lake Murezzan – Stanzersee – Lake Marsch – Lake Champfer – Lake Silverplana – Maria Sils, 19 km, 5h This was a beautiful walk along five lakes in the Oberengadin Valley on a cloudy and chilly Saturday morning. Our walk started… Continue Reading “Autumn walk from St. Moritz to Sils Maria”