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  • Zermatt, Switzerland

    Top Spots in and near Zermatt

    • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

      Explore the Le Brévent Summit Alpine Area

      Begin this hike by either making the 3.5 hour hike from the town of Chamonix to the top of Le Brévent (roughly 4,900 ft gain), or take the Brévent cable car to the top.(31€ roundtrip). Once at the summit take a moment to enjoy the 360° view, the fun is only getting started. After getting your fil...
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    • Château-d’Œx, Switzerland

      Ski and Snowboard Chateau D'oex

      Chateau D'oex sits at 3,100 feet above sea level in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. The easiest way to get to this picturesque place is by train, unless you happen to be staying nearby with a car. The small mountain town of about 3,500 people is riddled with history, beautiful la...
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    • Leysin, Switzerland

      Hike and Climb the Via Ferrata de la Tour D'Ai

      5 mi / 1000 ft gain
      A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing road created in the Alps made of steel. With a climber’s kit, you secure yourself to cables periodically attached to the mountain, and climb up with the help of steel pegs fixed into the mountain. The Via Ferrata of the Tour D’Ai is located in Leysin, and i...
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    • Grindelwald, Switzerland

      Paraglide in the Swiss Alps

      There are few places that are quite as magical as the Swiss Alps. Towering peaks, rich culture, iconic architecture, and rolling green pastures; it's a storybook setting. While there are a multitude of ways to enjoy Switzerland, paragliding amidst the Swiss Alps tops the list. Once the snow melts...
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    • Wilderswil, Switzerland

      Canyoning in the Saxetenbach Gorge

      Interlaken, Switzerland; a city known for its extreme sports and gorgeous scenery is a European city that is not to be missed. While you can experience the traditional extreme sports such as paragliding, bungee jumping or skydiving here, it’s a slightly less extreme yet more unique option you sho...
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    • Gündlischwand, Switzerland

      Trek in the Swiss Alps

      68 mi
      The Trek: Words cannot describe the unparalleled beauty and scenery you will experience on this trek. The journey starts at Schynige Platte where you get your first up-close glimpse of the Berner Oberland including the Eiger, Jungfrau, Monch, and Wetterhorn. From there you will wind up and down t...
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    • Grindelwald, Switzerland

      First to Balchalpsee

      3.69 mi / 551 ft gain
      First to Balchalpsee is a 4-mile out-and-back trail. I did it on a rainy overcast day and the views were still spectacular. At a moderate pace, it took only 1 hour to complete the out-and-back hiking portion, with 20 minutes spent at the lake overlooking the glaciers. There is a fee to ride the...
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    • Interlaken, Switzerland

      Hike to Harder Kulm

      5 mi / 2400 ft gain
      There are a few different ways to reach the top of Harder Kulm, which are mainly dependent upon your budget and fitness level. The way many people reach the top is by a cable car, that depending on when you go, can cost around CHF 32.00, which is close to USD 32.00. The alternative way is by trai...
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    • Rhemes-notre-dame, Italy

      Ski Touring Punta Galisia from the Rifugio Benevolo

      Park your car as far up the road in the Rhemes Notre Dame valley as the snow will allow. The road turns to trail at Thumel (1,879m) where there is a car park but be prepared to park alongside the road further down the valley at Pelaud (1,811m) or Bruil (1,723m). From here, skin up the valley to t...
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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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