Wildspitz – Hiking above the clouds near Zurich

On a foggy Sunday, as the train started climbing up from Arth-Goldau station towards Sattel, the density of the fog began to fade. The sky got bluer and then suddenly bang! We were out of the clouds and into the sunshine. If you’ve never experienced this before it might be…

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Schilthorn: hiking on a James Bond film set

With the recent release of No Time to Die we thought a post on one of the James Bond mountains in Switzerland might be fitting! Schilthorn features as Piz Gloria in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Although this peak was made famous by the James Bond franchise it still…

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Hiking Switzerland’s Smallest Mountains

Everyone's always talking about the tallest mountains, but in countries like Switzerland, the tallest mountains simply aren't accessible for mere mortals like us. So instead of trying to climb the tallest mountains in Switzerland, we've been trying to climb the smallest. :) Some of you will already be asking how…

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Switzerland’s Top 50 Hikes for Laidback Hikers

Hi everyone! If you’ve seen our website, you’ll have noticed that we love exploring Switzerland on foot. In the spirit of that, we want to share a mix of our favorite Swiss hikes to capture the essence of Switzerland from all angles - not just the famous bits. We’ll share…

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Bantiger – panoramic Alpine views and cliff houses near Bern

Mini Mountains: #8 Bantiger  Another day, another of Switzerland’s smallest mountains! Bantiger is on the Swiss Plateau close to Bern – so close, actually, that we started this walk at Bern main station and headed down through the center of the old town of Bern, through the covered walkways and past the famous bear…

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Creux du Van – A semi-circular cliff in the Jura

Creux du Van is one of the jewels of the Jura. In fact, it’s one of those bucket-list worthy Swiss hikes. Getting to Creux du Van took us to the western edge of Switzerland in the French canton of Neuchâtel or Neuenberg as the Swiss Germans call it. Apparently, in geological…

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