Bonistock: snowshoes and frozen lakes in Melchsee-Frutt

Melchsee-Frutt, a name that translates into ‘milk sea fruit’ in my head, has always had me confused and amused about its name. Despite the name though, it’s a great place for snowshoe hiking, easy winter walking, skiing and sledging in the remote canton of Obwalden. On this occasion we had…

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Marbachegg: winter hiking in the Bernese Oberland

This simple January winter hike took us into some of the lesser known parts of the wintery Bernese Oberland on the border between cantons Bern and Lucerne. After a train to Escholzmatt, we took a bus on to Bumbach (in my head I say ‘Boomback’ which is probably incorrect) where…

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Best Winter Hikes from Lucerne

Lucerne is famous for spectacular Alpine views and is very popular for hiking with locals and tourists alike. Although perhaps better known for summer hiking (and for skiing in Engelberg!), there are also a few really nice winter hiking options dotted around the area. Lucerne is also pretty central, so…

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Chrüzhubel: Winter Hiking near Lucerne

It’s been a bit gray so far this winter... There are a couple of benefits to winter though - one is the snow, and the other is potential of some sun if you can find a way to get above the cloud line! On this particular day it had recently…

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Trüebsee – A mini-post on winter hiking at Engelberg

Engelberg is a popular spot in Switzerland for hiking, skiing and all sorts of outdoor sports in winter and summer. Whilst it’s probably worth covering all that Engelberg has to offer separately, in this post we’ll tell you about our mini winter walking adventure around the Trüebsee lake at Engelberg.…

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Rotenflue – A New Year’s Hike

After a New Year’s night, or Silvester as the Swiss like to call it, we decided to head into the mountains for a short but relaxing hike. After a bit of searching, we found that Rotenflue (or Rotenfluh) in Schwyz fit the bill. It's not too long, not too hard…

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La Berra – Mountain Views & Building an Igloo

So, I’d originally started this post by saying it was a view ‘to die for’ but that would be an exaggeration and my partner laidbackhiker contested that statement immediately. So, I’ll stick to saying that the views on this hike, especially at the top, were breathtaking! What made the hike…

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