Hikes within easy reach of Zurich

Best Winter Hikes from Zurich

Winter is coming! It can be pretty grey in the cities in Switzerland, especially at this time of the year. In fact, when we moved to Switzerland, I imagined winter would mean me getting out of my apartment and having to shovel away heaps of snow that had fallen overnight.…

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Best Snowshoe Hikes from Zurich

In the last couple of weeks the snow has started to fall in earnest, and as we write this a nice deep winter coat is falling, with the snow even briefly settling in the big cities in Switzerland. The hiking paths that make the Alps so accessible in the summer…

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Hiking along the Rhine near Zurich: Vineyards from Eglisau to Flaach

The need for a laidback summer evening stroll took us to picturesque vineyards following hiking route 60 on the outskirts of Zurich. As we filed out of Eglisau station with a small cluster of commuters one evening, the relative peacefulness of this small town just half an hour from Zurich was…

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Hiking around the Walensee near Zurich

  • Post category:St. Gallen

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

  • Post category:St. Gallen

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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Hiking up Grosser Mythen – hairpins and big views

  • Post category:Schwyz

Time: 3 hrs Distance: ~ 6 km Altitude: ~ 700 m ↑ 700 m ↓ Scroll down for the route details and various other laidback options. Grosser Mythen and Kleiner Mythen sit next to each other opposite the Rigi massif, and already as you come in towards canton Schwyz on…

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Best hikes from Zurich

Hello! For this post, we’re trying something a bit different - a list of a few of the best hikes we’ve done around the Zurich area. All of these hikes are near Zurich, and should be easily doable in a day trip if you’re staying or living in/near Zurich. Pizol…

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Gross Aubrig: Hiking, Lake and Mountain Views near Zurich

  • Post category:Schwyz

This hike took us to Innerthal and the Wägitalersee Lake, which are about an hour away from Zurich and is one of my favourite spots to get away from the city. In winter especially, the view of the snow-covered mountains surrounding the lake is gorgeous and we’ve come up here…

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Amden Winter Hike with a Snooze at the Snow Bar

  • Post category:St. Gallen

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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Hasenmatt – Hiking Above the Clouds

  • Post category:Solothurn

This is a peak in the Jura mountain range which we’ve been up twice, once in spring and once in autumn. Each time the view was a magnificent panorama of the Alps from left to right. A friend of ours nicknamed the peak ‘Haslimatt’ which sounds slightly nicer and slightly…

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