Chasseral – Hiking in the Jura

The two faces of Chasseral - summer and winter hiking in the Jura Table of Contents Chasseral - Winter Snowshoe Hike Chasseral - Summer Hike Practical Info (Time, Distance, Route Map etc) Alternative Routes At 1607m Chasseral is far from being one of the tallest mountains in Switzerland. So it’s…


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…


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…


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…


A Snowshoe Hike in Canton Glarus

Who said adults can't have fun in the snow? This snowshoe hike is officially called Stäfeli Trail Route 991. We did it in late February when it’s normally freezing and snow is abundant. This year however it was warm and although there was some snow it wasn’t as deep as…


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