Category: Switzerland

Pragelpass to Silberen

Pragelpass (1550m) – Alp Älpli (1746m)- Silbernalp (1892m) – Silberen (2319m) – Butzenalp (1780m) – Pragelpass 5.5 h (walking time), 13.5 km, 900m ascent & descent During my last hike, I saw another pass behind the Klöntalersee leading to a valley called Muoatatal which… Continue Reading “Pragelpass to Silberen”

Hike around Mürtschenstock

6h, 17 km, 900 m ascent, 1’400 m descent ; Filzbach – Berghaus Habergschwänd 1’278 m – Talalpsee 1’086 m – Spaneggsee 1’425 m – Mürtschenfurggel 1’840 m – Obstalden 685 m We drove by the imposing Mürtschenstock next to the Walensee probably more… Continue Reading “Hike around Mürtschenstock”

Spitzmeilen Hütte

Maschgenkamm (2008m)  – Spitzmeilenhütte (2087m) – Fursch – Maschgenkamm; 13km in distance We originally planned to do the Mürtschenstock round tour but we missed a highway exit which made us lose considerable time. So we gave up our original idea and instead did a… Continue Reading “Spitzmeilen Hütte”

Adelboden Day 3 – Schwendfeldspitz 2025m

Schärmtanne 1483m – Schwandfeldspitz 2025m – Tschenten Alp 1950m – Hörnli Alpen Garten – Obere Hörnliweg – Schärmtanne My third-day hike on another sunny day!

Hiking in Adelboden Day 1

This is our second time in Adelboden. In 2017 I was on the Via Alpina route and Philippe joined me for Kandersteg to Adelboden hike. The path from Kandersteg to Adelboden stayed vividly in my head. The steep, rocky Bunderchrinde pass was the scariest… Continue Reading “Hiking in Adelboden Day 1”

Zwillikon – Birmensdorf – Bremgarten – Oberfelden by bike

47km, 5hrs / Route 84 & 77 / Zwillikon – Birmensdorf (Biotop forest) – Oberwil-Lieli – Bremgarten – Rottenschwil  – Merenschwand  – Zwillikon

Sometimes the magic is around the corner

A scenic bike tour around Mt. Rigi

Goldau – Immensee – Küssnacht – Greppen – Weggis – Vitznau – Brunnen – Lauerz – Goldau 52km, 3h30min A scenic bike tour around Mt. Rigi (1798m) and three lakes with too much traffic to our liking, but with a hard to beat setting:… Continue Reading “A scenic bike tour around Mt. Rigi”

Fly Fishing? Really?

I have never fished – at least I never caught anything. But I have always been fascinated by the aesthetics of fly fishing. The setting, usually beautiful nature spots, and the graceful movements of a fisher casting lines. The first video shows an aspirational… Continue Reading “Fly Fishing? Really?”

Aabachtobel Hike on a former coal mine site

12km, 2h40m / Horgen – Hegimoos – Steinacher – Au – Horgen This afternoon we made a pleasant walk into a gorge in Horgen (Aabachtobel).  The moist banks of the little stream Aabach were full of bear garlic flowers and distinctive garlic smell was… Continue Reading “Aabachtobel Hike on a former coal mine site”