From Col du Mollendruz you walk on the Chemin du Mont Tendre to the Col du Mollendruz. It starts at about 500 meters up to the Mont Tendre and then gently down to the Col du Marchairuz.It starts at the Col du Mollendruz at 1,180 meters altitude. From here you climb several steps up to Mont Tendre. The path leads you through the middle of the Natural Park Jura Vaudois. Just before the summit you can take a break in the Chalet du Mont Tendre, where you will be spoiled with hearty and varied home cooking. From the huge terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Lake of Geneva to the Alps.Freshly strengthened, you climb the last few meters to the summit. From the top you will be enchanted by a similarly unforgettable view as from the hut. From the summit, however, you have a spectacular all-round view that stretches from the Savoy to the Bernese Alps and from the Vosges to La Dôle.Through a park-like landscape, you gently descend to the Col du Marchairuz. On the way you will always come across dry stone walls, which are typical of the high pastures of the Jura. They were built as property boundaries and fencing of pastures and are ideal habitats for lizards and insects.The start and end of the hike can be reached by PostBus.
This wonderful mountain hike takes you from the Ofen Pass to Il Fuorn. For the most part, the paths lead you through the magnificent landscapes of the oldest nature park in the Alps - the Swiss National Park.It starts at the Ofenpass, where you can take the PostBus. From here you walk down to Alp Buffalora and then up to the entrance of the National Park. It goes through the barren, treeless landscape that the National Park holds for you on this route. On the way you can let your gaze wander over impressive rock formations and towards the mountain giants on the horizon. These show up in the most beautiful colors, ranging from chalk-white over rust-red to anthracite.A narrow path leads you down to Alp La Schera, where you can take a break at the only resting place of the tour. Through enchanting pine forests you descend on a quite technical way to Il Fuorn. Here there is a bus stop of the Postbus, with which you can start the journey home.
On this wonderful hike in the Thal Nature Park you will enjoy, in addition to untouched nature, spectacular views of the Alps, the Basel area and beyond the country's borders to the Black Forest and the Vosges.The starting point of the tour is the mountain station Wasserfallen at 925 meters altitude. Here you can comfortably reach the gondola lift from Reigoldswil. From waterfalls you hike through the quiet nature. About sun-kissed pastures and through romantic forests, it goes towards Passwang. Here you can take a break at the viewpoint and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view.Then it goes downhill and you wander across the Barenflue, where you can make a detour to the rocky summit. Then the ascent to the Scheltenpass begins, from where you continue to the 1,118 meter high Brunnersberg, the destination of the tour. On the way you will always have the opportunity to stop off in traditional farm inns, where you will be spoiled with mostly local products. From Brunnersberg the BusAlpin takes you down to Balsthal.
The beautiful, family-friendly "Alp Birehubel" circular route starts at the post bus stop "Gurnigel, Gantrischhütte". From here you hike past lush mountain meadows and idyllic woodland pastures to the Upper Gantrisch Hut. Then it goes gently downhill to the picturesque Gantrischseeli. Surrounded by green meadows and the high Bernese Prealps, the small lake is located in a vast moor area. On the shore you can take a relaxing break and enjoy the unique moment in nature.Maybe you'll meet some of the animals of the Alp Bire, like goats or cows, and the 13-year-old Adrian Mäder, who guards her during the summer holidays. The animals are allowed to move freely around the alp and enjoy their freedom here. If possible, they are rounded up once a day for milking. But sometimes they stay in such steep terrain that even Adrian and his crab dogs can not reach them.From the lake, after your idyllic break, you will hike a few meters up to the Alp, where the Mäder family awaits you. At the large alpine table in front of the hut, they serve you fresh goat cheese, which Adrian and his mother made themselves. After you have strengthened and enjoyed the view of the striking Gantrisch, you wander relaxed back down to the starting point.
The second day of hiking takes you up to Monte San Salvatore with its magnificent view of Lake Lugano. On the way you will visit two small villages that will enchant you with the unmistakable Mediterranean charm of Ticino.From Lugano-Paradiso, the funicular takes you comfortably to the 912-meter-high summit of Monte San Salvatore. From the roof of the church and on the viewing terrace you can enjoy a 360-degree view, before going on comfortable hiking trails through chestnut forests to the artists' village of Carona. Here you can visit the Parco San Grato garden, where the largest, most species-rich collection of azaleas, rhododendrons, conifers and conifers of Ticino grows on its 62,000 square meters. Continue walking hundreds of steps down to the lake to the picturesque Morcote. A very special atmosphere prevails in the local Parco Scherrer. By boat or bus you will finally drive back to Lugano.If you want to get to know even more nature and culture in Ticino, then Hotel & SPA Internazionale Bellinzona is the ideal base for your tours. It is located in the center of Ticino and villages, castles and mountains are perfectly reachable from here. All information about the hotel and a special offer for hikers and mountain bikers can be found at hotel-internazionale.ch and ticino.ch/it/commons/details/Mountain-Bike-Offer-Hotel-SPA-Internazionale /145829.html.Camping is easy for you on a hiking holiday? At the Campofelice Camping Village on Lake Maggiore, you do not have to compromise on camping - and at the same time enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains from your campsite. Here you can find out more: campofelice.ch.
Mount Generoso near Mendrisio is the most famous and probably the most popular mountain in Ticino - its views extend over the lake landscape, the city of Lugano, the Po Valley and the mountains from the Apennines to the Gotthard Massif and the Bernina Mountains.At the beginning you will take the cog railway from Capolago on Lake Lugano up to Monte Generoso mountain station. The station building was designed in the style of a flower by the famous Swiss architect Mario Botta. The path starts at this huge "stone flower" and leads past ten Nevèren, the "predecessors" of the refrigerators. The snow grottoes, which are set in cylindrical stone buildings, were once built to store milk before processing into butter and cheese. Along the eastern ridge you continue to the Alpe di Nadigh and over a flat path you reach the Alpe di Genor in a short time, before you hike back to the stop of the rack railway. Here you can enjoy the tasty cheese on the Alpe Clericetti before returning to the valley.The cogwheel ride up to Monte Generoso can also be wonderfully combined with a stay at Albergo Ristorante Svizzero. The restaurant is located at the valley station of the rack railway and thus offers itself as a starting point for your tours. Discover here your personal offer: albergoristorantesvizzero.com/en/monte-generoso-paket.
The first stage takes you to the picturesque, sunlit valley Centovalli. Here you float with the cable car up to the Monte Comino and then wander with beautiful views in the romantic village of Intragna.By train, from the start of Locarno, take the Centovalli to the Verdasio stop. The valley station of the cable car is only a few minutes away and you can comfortably float up to Monte Comino. From here, the route leads you over sun-drenched hillside terraces - beautiful panoramic views are guaranteed. Afterwards, you will hike through dense beech and chestnut forests and past enchanting small mountain villages with their pretty old houses. Soon you can see in front of you the distinctive bell tower of Intragna, the destination of the hike.You can experience even more hiking adventures in the Cardada Cimetta mountain region, which can be easily reached by cable car from Locarno. Whether a leisurely stroll or challenging summit climb, here all hikers find the right route. Recommended routes and further information can be found at cardada.ch.Do you want to really relax between your tours? The Parkhotel Delta in Ascona has the right offer for you. Large rooms, a beautiful pool and the wide view of the mountains will make you really calm and recover. Here you will find all the information and offers: parkhoteldelta.ch/de.
Experience the Aletsch glacier on a glacier hike with an experienced mountain guide and let him tell you exciting stories about the largest glacier in the Alps.On the Fiescheralp the tour starts. Here you come from Fiesch by cable car. From the alp, you and your local mountain guide travel further up the Eggishorn. From here you descend to the glacier room at the Märjelensee, where the actual expedition on the glacier begins. Secured with a rope and under the guidance of the mountain guide, you discover the mysterious world of eternal ice during this unforgettable adventure and experience the 23-kilometer-long glacier up close. Then you walk through the illuminated Tälligrattunnel back to Fiescheralp.The guided glacier expeditions on the Aletsch glacier from the Aletsch Arena are offered. The entire offer can be found on the website aletscharena.ch/sport-sommer/gletschertouren.
From the valley station Hannigalp, the hike through the woods of Grächen begins early in the morning. Then the best time to find the shy wildlife. The experienced hiking guide knows the places around Grächen, where you can see chamois, marmots and ibexes. On the morning expedition you will learn a lot about the wild flora and fauna of the area. In addition, you can peacefully enjoy the impressive panorama overlooking the valley of Zaniglas.At the end of the game viewing hike, you will join the group in the mountain restaurant Hannigalp and strengthen yourself with a rich breakfast before returning to the valley.The hike always takes place on Wednesdays from 6.10 to 9 o'clock. You can sign up until the day before at 12 o'clock in the Tourist Information Grächen or at graechen.ch.
Together with the Julen family from Zermatt, you can take a hike to visit their black-nosed sheep on the Schwarzsee. The family runs the largest black penny breeding in the world with more than 300 animals. In summer, they graze on the lush alpine meadows above the Stafelalp. And that's where you can visit the herd.Meeting point for the hike is at the entrance of the Romantik Hotel Julen in Zermatt. From here you can hike along with the group to the cable car. Together you drive up to the station Schwarzsee. Here not only an idyllic landscape with fascinating views awaits you, but also a walk of about 45 minutes to the flock of sheep grazing at the foot of the Matterhorn. In peace and quiet you can watch the cute black-nosed sheep in their natural habitat and let Paul-Marc Julen tell you stories about the sheep. At the end of the hike, you will be served white wine from the region and dried meat.The hike always takes place on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 4pm. You can sign up until 8 pm the night before at the Romantik Hotel Julen.