“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 …

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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 …

The Panorama Hike at Stanserhorn- with Kids

amazing view from the Stanserhorn

The Panorama Hike at Stanserhorn- with Kids The panorama hike at Stanserhorn offers breathtaking views of the Alps, alpine meadows and the lakes central Switzerland has to offer. Located in the Canton of Nidwalden near to the border with Obwalden, you can stand on the peak at 1,898 metres above sea level. I would say it is a lesser known …

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How to spend One Day in Zermatt with Kids

the matterhorn with kids infant

The Perfect day in Zermatt with Kids Who does not know Zermatt and it’s famous Matterhorn? Probably everyone has at least heard of one or the other at least once. But you might also have heard that to get to Zermatt is quite a trip and on top of it, it can get quite costly. It does not have to …

Visit the Hammetschwand Lift from Lucerne – Bürgenstock

Hammetschwand lift

There is no doubt that Lucerne and its neighboring Cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden and not to forget Obwalden are stunning, breathtaking and gorgeous. I had to add all three expressions as this is what we felt during our visit. We came for a 2-night stay in the city and had to choose carefully amongst all the attractions offered …

12 Easy Hikes with Kids in Valais, Switzerland

Bisse de Levron, Verbier

The canton of Valais in the south part of Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. Home to many 4000m peaks, glacier crossings and the famous Haute-Route connecting Chamonix /France with Zermatt the choice is immense and sometimes maybe a bit overwhelming. Good to know before you start reading the list: Some of the hiking in Valais is along a “Bisse” Panorama …

Family Hike in Valais along a Theme Trail – La Tzoumaz

Family Hike in Valais

Maison de la Foret – La Tzoumaz Maison de la Foret – La Tzoumaz Situated on a small plateau overlooking the Rhone Valley with views leaving you in awe, awaits a little gem. Looking like a house in a children’s fairy book, the “Maison de la Forêt” – the forest house – itself is an attraction and a worthwhile stop …

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The Hidden Valley of Derborence – Hiking Guide

Lac Derborence Valais Switzerland

Are you ready to discover a hidden piece of paradise on earth? Then this is exactly what the Valley of Derborence is. A hidden gem of the Valais and I would even be as bold as saying of Switzerland. If you, like we are, love being away from it all and feeling totally absorbed in the Nature then this hiking guide …