Gelmerbahn & Gelmersee – Hiking in the Beautiful Grimsel Valley

family crossing a bridge at Gelmersee

Gelmerbahn & Gelmersee HikeSome places simply look like they are cut out of a storybook, and the Gelmerbahn & the Gelmersee hike in the beautiful Grimsel Valley is one of these places. For us, without a doubt, the Grimsel Valley belongs to one of the most beautiful Valleys in Switzerland. Snow fields and snow-covered mountain peaks can be seen nearly …

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Pays-d’Enhaut – Château-d’Oex : A Family Weekend with Activities

Pays-D’Enhaut – Château-d’Oex, Things to do as a Family We did not know much about Pays-d’Enhaut – Château-d’Oex before we visited. We’d seen pictures of the annual hot air balloon festival that takes place in Château-d’Oex, but other than that, it was a magical unknown region. Therefore when Vaud Tourism asked us if we would be interested in promoting the area, …

Lac Lioson – Family hike to Lioson Lake

a cow standing in the water at Lac Lioson

Lac Lioson – Family Hike to Lioson Lake When a mountain lake such as Lac Lioson (or Lioson lake),  is on our planned hiking itinerary then normally it is a big win for everybody. The kids were already excited at home, and their little backpacks were filled with all sorts of floating objects. I packed the swimming stuff but that …

Moiry Lake & Moiry Glacier Hike

view of Moiry dam

Moiry Lake & Moiry Glacier Hike Deep in Val d’Anniviers above the pretty little village of Grimentz you will find the Moiry Valley. Known for its beauty, and for many mountaineers and climbers the entry door to some spectacular Alpine Mountain Routes. But the beauty of Moiry is its accessibility. Everyone can visit this area, whether it is just for …

“Der Riesenwald” Giant Forest – Theme Trail in Elm

father with child looking through a peak finder

Riesenwald in Elm The “Riesenwald” in Elm – Giant Forest – is an adventure theme trail about the legend of Martin’s Hole, a 22 x 19 metre sun-rock window high above the valley. The story is that the Shepherd Martin drove a giant away and threw him his stick. The stick made a huge hole in the rock wall through …

Bisse de Chervé – Panoramic Hike in Nendaz

mountain dam lake view

We love a panoramic hike with differing terrain and views that leave you speechless. Another great panoramic hike in Nendaz Valais, our home terrain, is the accent Bisse de Chervé. It is an old Bisse and it is not carrying water anymore, but this should not deter you from hiking this amazing path. You will be rewarded with a diverse …

Arolla – Marmot Trail – Sentier des Marmottes

family standing at a photo post on the marmot hike in Arolla

Arolla – Marmot Trail Today we’re taking you on a special hike to introduce Mio the little Marmot, who lives on a Marmot trail in Arolla at the end of Val d’Herens. Situated in the Canton of Valais, this Marmot trail not only offers amazing mountain views, it is also super educational as it explains the life of Mio and …

Hiking in Grimentz-Zinal Cabane du Petit Mountet

mountain petit cabane de Mountet in Zinal, valais

Up at Cabane du petit Mountet , Grimentz ZinalWhy we changed from a planned easy family walk to quite a strenuous alpine hike in Grimentz – Zinal ! That day we camped in Grimentz and the plan was to drive over to the Zinaltal (Valley) in Val D’Anniviers to get an idea for a future visit followed by a small …

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FERPÈCLE: A stroll to the foot of the Mont-Miné Glacier

FERPÈCLE: A stroll to the foot of the Mont-Miné Glacier

FERPÈCLE: A stroll to the foot of the Mont-Miné Glacier   Ferpècle – Valais – Switzerland, Mont-Miné GlacierI will let you discover another hidden Valais Gem, but only if you promise to keep this place a secret when you visit, and treat it with the greatest respect. This place is a little wonder that must absolutely be preserved. No one …

Fafleralp to Lauchernalp :: The Lötschental Panoramic Trail

the valley of Lötschental in Valais

Fafleralp to Lauchernalp ::  The Lötschental Panoramic Trail Panoramic Trail Fafleralp to Lauchernalp, SwitzerlandAlthough this hike is not a secret anymore and well known by many, it is still a classic not to be missed when visiting the Valais in Switzerland. With panoramic views over the Lötschental and the majestic Bietschhorn it is another must do when hiking in Valais. The …