Trüebsee – A mini-post on winter hiking at Engelberg

  • Post category:Nidwalden

Engelberg is a popular spot in Switzerland for hiking, skiing and all sorts of outdoor sports in winter and summer. Whilst it’s probably worth covering all that Engelberg has to offer separately, in this post we’ll tell you about our mini winter walking adventure around the Trüebsee lake at Engelberg.…

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Rotenflue – A New Year’s Hike

  • Post category:Schwyz

After a New Year’s night, or Silvester as the Swiss like to call it, we decided to head into the mountains for a short but relaxing hike. After a bit of searching, we found that Rotenflue in Schwyz fit the bill. It's not too long, not too hard and most…

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La Berra – Mountain Views & Building an Igloo

  • Post category:Fribourg

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…

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Winter in Braunwald – Hiking Up and Sledging Down

  • Post category:Glarus

For a lot of people winter is a time they don’t associate with hiking. For us however, winter is a very fun time for hiking and outdoor activities and this scenic hike is testament to that. Time: 1.5 h Distance: ~ 4 km Altitude: ~ 370 m ↑ 40 m…

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Hiking in Flumserberg – Zurich’s winter playground

  • Post category:St. Gallen

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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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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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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