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Video | Jet' d'Eau & Lac Leman

Great evening to fly around a bit and to enjoy the magical sunset over Geneva.

Here's our latest video summary of our hike in beautiful Toggenburg in the eastern part of Switzerland. It is a moderate hike with about 13km distance and (if you take the cable car and funicular) about 1400 m of altitude down into the valley. With the breathtaking view of the 7 Churfürsten and Walensee (Lake Walen) it is a spectacular hike suitable for everybody.

Video | Hinterrugg to Gamsalp

Churfirsten, St Gallen, mountains, hiking

Even as restrictions start to get eased again, unfortunately, all cable cars and funiculars are still not operating. But this doesn't keep us from hiking the Chäserugg. Especially as we are still doing Homeoffice from the beautiful Toggenburg and we can see the "Chäsi" directly from our window. 

I'd like to divide the hike into three parts: 

Unterwasser → Iltios: 	Easy on sealed road 

Iltios → Stöfeli: 	moderate - gravel road or hiking path

Stöfeli → Chäserugg: 	moderate to challenging on hiking path

Hike | Chäserugg

A full day hike from Unterwasser → Iltios → Stöffeli → the peak of the Chäserugg. The athletic- or "if-the-cable-cars-are-not-operating"-version

Today we tried something new: The barefoot Kneipp trail from Wildhaus to Gamplüt in the beautiful Toggenburg.

Hike | Barefoot Trail

We started at the Gamplüt panorama center in Wildhaus. The trail follows the paved road for about 500 meters before it leads through alpine meadows up the mountain and ends after around 1 hour at the restaurant Gamplüt. Various signs along the way encourage to stop and enjoy the nature.

Well known worldwide to be home to splendid ski resorts, Switzerland is a snow paradise. When I started writing this article I was initially aiming for a Top 10 best ski areas in Switzerland, but I couldn't strike even one of the resorts below from my list - and it is hard to bring them in order as well. So I decided to just make a list of 12 superb ski regions in Switzerland.

Blog | 12 Superb Ski Resorts

Zermatt, St. Moritz, Verbier, Davos & Klosters, Crans Montana, Gindel Wald & Wengen, Aros, Portes du Soleil, Adelboden, Andermatt, Engeldberg, Saas-Fee

All in all this hike is a nice outing for everyone, every age and probably every weather circumstances. Even on really hot days the hike is mostly in the shade because it follows the gorge and through the forest. As soon as you reach the higher valley the scenery is absolutely stunning. 

   +  family friendly

   +  many restaurants and alpine chalets

   +  possibility to extend your hike as long as you like


   -  the hike itself is not very scenic

      (as it is a facility road for the farmers)
   -  a lot of other hikers around

Hike | Sämtisersee

An easy half-day tour that takes you through the scenic landscape of the Alpstein mountains. Multiple Alpine Chalets waiting for you to take a break and rest a little longer.

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