I’m really waiting for the first sunny Swiss weekend like the Thursday in this picture, but the down days, rain and thunderstorms haven’t kept me away from the closest mountains during the few free days. At some point I’m definitely taking the train or buss to further and more legendary destinations though, but until now the backyards of Interlaken have been enough. Like these:
Harder Kulm offers some easy to reach majestic views to Jungfrau & gang (unfortunately I have’t reached the top in the perfect weather yet), a restaurant and Harder Railway (for the ones not into earning their beer and fondue). And then there’s the “cocktail hike”, as I call it, from Interlaken West to Thunersee (lake Thun), which offers i.e. a possibility for swim and lakeside hang, castle ruins, a restaurant and a nice flat track for morning and evening runs. Moreover, there’s a “everyday” mountains and trails around Wilderswill and Abendberg, and many many more.
And with this experience I may say that the views are always worth the struggle.
PS. I have to say my feet are aching from all the wandering and running and walking to work. Which means I should get my bike here or find a new old road bike to try those mountain passes (Andermatt dreaming) to find other ways to move and get to the views. Since I’m kinda rookie with biking, I’d be more than happy to hear what kind of bike and especially from where to look for. So please, if you have any tips, let me know. I’ll share those and other tips I get here later on.
HIKING IN SWITZERLAND IN THREE POINTS:
What to look for:
To the starting point:
Maps, routes and tips:
…and then just go.