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Glarus Süd, Switzerland

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  • Glarus Süd, Switzerland

    Backpack to Richetlipass in the Glarus Alps

    14.3 mi / 4593.2 ft gain
    This is a point-to-point hike in the Glarus Alps of Switzerland, beginning in the town of Elm and ending in the town of Linthal. Elm can be reached in 1.5 hours by car from Zürich, or two hours by public transport. Take note that because this is a thru hike, it may be better to take advantage of ...
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  • Quarten, Switzerland

    Hike the Spitzmeilen

    11.8 mi / 2887.1 ft gain
    Maschgenkamm (2019m) is the starting point of this hike, which can easily be reached by cable car from Flumserberg. You can get to Flumserberg either by car, by post car from Sargans or cable car from Unterterzen. It takes about 90 minutes from Zurich.First follow the yellow sign for Ziegerfurgle...
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  • Flims, Switzerland

    Hike around Crestasee Lake

    1.2 mi
    The hike isn't very intense or long. You just get out of the car walk through a forest, on a small path, go past a little waterfall, over a deep canyon with a river at the bottom of it. The river has a very strong blue color. After that you can go around the entire lake, it's wild and sometimes t...
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  • Erstfeld, Switzerland

    Hike Bälmeten

    9 mi / 4485 ft gain
    Brass Tax Distance: 9 mi out and back. Elevation Gain : 4,485 ft Difficulty: Difficult Time: Full day (overnight possibility) The Hike This hike begins in the town of Schattdorf. It is relatively accessible from most major cities by train and bus. You’ll take the cable car up at Schattdorf LS...
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  • Flüelen, Switzerland

    Hike to Surenenpass in the Uri Alps

    14 mi / 6000 ft gain
    The hike begins in the town of Attinghausen, which can easily be reached by public transport, about 1.5 hours from Zürich. You should follow the yellow signs for the Brüsti Seilbahn. Here, you can take the cable car up to Brüsti (the midpoint between Attinghausen and Surenen Pass) for 10 CHF/$10....
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  • Silenen, Switzerland

    Hike from Bristen to Sedrun via the Gotthard Tunnel

    10.6 mi / 4593.2 ft gain
    You start this hike at the Golzern-Talstation in the small town of Bristen in Canton Uri. As it is a point-to-point hike, I recommend to use public transportation. The journey from Amsteg to Bristen is already an adventure by itself: the road is so narrow that other vehicles cannot cross, so that...
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  • Vaduz, Liechtenstein

    Visit the Vaduz Castle in Lichtenstein

    1 mi / 450 ft gain
    While traveling through Germany and the Alps, we noticed a country barley visible on the map. The country of Lichtenstein is landlocked in the middle of the Alps. Although you may have never heard of this tiny country, they are famous for their winter sports, being the 6th smallest countries in t...
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  • Engelberg, Switzerland

    Fürenalp Panorama Loop

    6.2 mi / 108 ft gain
    You can reach the start of this hike by taking the (free) hiker bus from Engelberg to the Fürenalp cable car. Take the cable car to the top, and you'll have a long, pleasant descent towards Staüber, with stunning views along the way. Near Staüber, the trail cuts back down the valley towards Füren...
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  • Engelberg, Switzerland

    Hike to Rugghubelhütte via Brunnihutte

    6.13 mi / 1801 ft gain
    The hike to Rugghubelhütte can begin either in Engelberg, or as described here, at the top of the Brunni (or Ristis) cable car. It just depends how much elevation you want to hike. From the top of Brunni, the trail meanders along the mountainside for a while before starting to climb more sharply....
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  • Engelberg, Switzerland

    Walenpfad Trail from Brunnihutte

    6.5 mi / 1280 ft gain
    Often touted as one of the most scenic trails in Engelberg, and with good reason! This fairly easy hike is enjoyed in either direction, starting from the Brunnihutte, or Banalpsee. From Brunnihutte, follow signs for the Walenpfad trail and Bannalpsee. The trail provides sweeping views of Titlis ...
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  • Engelberg, Switzerland

    Trübsee Loop via Engelberg

    8.43 mi / 2677 ft gain
    Trübsee Loop is a nice trail accessible from town that passes by Untertrübsee and stunning Trübsee. Enjoy views of the Engelberg valley and the incredible colors of the lake. While it can be done in either direction, the trail between Engelberg and Berghotel is quite steep, so many people prefer ...
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  • Engelberg, Switzerland

    Lutersee Loop

    11.1 mi / 4216 ft gain
    From Engelberg, head towards Eugenisee and then wind through houses on the edge of town before starting the ascent to Ober Zingel. You'll have great views of the valley, and steep climbing. At Ober Zingel you can stop for a snack, or continue upwards to Lutersee. From here, you'll continue hiking...
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  • Obergoms VS, Switzerland

    Photograph the Rhône Glacier

    4.8 mi / 1686.4 ft gain
    Head for one of the highest mountain passes in the Swiss Alps, the Furkapass. It connects Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. On the way, take a look at the awesome little church in Gletsch, a small town that looks pretty spooky during off-season! It's a perfect spot to watch or take pictures of the...
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