Ticino Valley Hikes

I love Ticino. Hands down, it’s one of my favorite places to be in Switzerland - the fact that you can sit in a tunnel for 20 minutes and then suddenly you’re out of the grey skies north of the Alps and into the sun in the south makes Ticino…


Niesen – Hiking up Switzerland’s Pyramid Mountain

From the train Niesen certainly looks like our laidbackhikers logo. It’s like that perfect triangle shaped mountain that we all drew as kids. And I think that’s one of the main reasons why when I first saw this mountain many years ago I looked at my fellow laidback hiker with…


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…


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…


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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