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Hiking in Flumserberg – Zurich’s winter playground

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This was one of those spur-of-the moment hikes in search of some winter sun ☺ It took us to Flumserberg, known for being one of the closest ski resorts to Zurich. As well as the skiing, they do some pretty good winter walking! Time: 3 hr Distance: ~ 8 km…

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Hiking around the Walensee near Zurich

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It was June, the start of the summer and already past 30°C – we wanted an easy hike and hoped to cool down later in the beautiful Walensee. If you don’t know the Walensee then here’s a tease – it’s a lake with emerald green and blue waters and giant…

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Speer: mountain hiking near Zurich

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If you’ve spent any time around Lake Zurich, you’ve probably seen Speer in the distance without even realizing it - it’s the highest point on a ridge that rises up suddenly from the flat ground at the upper end of Lake Zurich (the Pfäffikon/Rapperswil end). As a prominent mountain on…

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Pizol 5 Lakes – A Famous Swiss hike near Zurich

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This is one of the most famous hikes in the region, and with good reason. The journey from Zurich to the beginning of the hike is already impressive, taking you past the Walensee (‘see’ = lake) and the huge cliffs on the south side of the Churfirsten - an imposing…

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Amden Winter Hike with a Snooze at the Snow Bar

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This was a hike or maybe more of a walk with some steep bits that I did on a winter weekday when I was in between jobs. My goal for the day was to get some exercise in the sun. I wanted a hike close to Zurich, with good views…

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