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Quick 3-day Itinerary for Switzerland (Swiss Alps)

Many people reach out to me looking for advice on visiting Switzerland, in-particular the Swiss Alps. I have created an easy itinerary of what I would recommend on your first visit to Switzerland. If you have more time, of course, I would recommend visiting so much more of Switzerland. But if it is just the… Continue reading Quick 3-day Itinerary for Switzerland (Swiss Alps)

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5 must-do hikes in Ticino, Switzerland

1. Monte Generoso Mount Generoso offers breathtaking views of both Switzerland and Italy. There are many different hikes leading  to the top, most of which you can find here.  We have taken the shorter (4 hour) hike from the Bella Vista parking lot.  You can take the train from Riva San Vitale, hike from Mendriso,… Continue reading 5 must-do hikes in Ticino, Switzerland

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Hiking in Engleberg

One area we enjoy visiting, in the German part of Switzerland, is Engleberg.  Hiking trails are scattered throughout Engleberg, but one of our favorites is the Kitzeltrail.  You can access the trail by taking the Brunni chairlift to the top of the mountain where you find Lake HΓ€rzlisee. If you are ambitious, you can also… Continue reading Hiking in Engleberg

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Alpabzug

  We finally got to see a Swiss tradition that we have been wanting to experience for years.   In the springtime the cows are taken up the mountains to graze for the summer. Then, at the end of summer, the Swiss farmers bring their cows back down from mountains. It is called the Alpabzug.  Not… Continue reading Alpabzug

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Climbing Monte Generoso in Switzerland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2DgNCkBLmQ&t=1s   We have a view of Monte Generoso from our bedroom window and have wanted to hike it for years.  Finally, this last weekend we made the climb. Mount Generoso offers breathtaking views of both Switzerland and Italy. We did a bit of research before climbing the mountain. There are a few options to… Continue reading Climbing Monte Generoso in Switzerland

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Hiking up Monte San Salvatore in Lugano

  If you want a workout with breathtaking views this is the hike for you. We hesitated to do this hike, as our youngest is only 7, but we gave it a go and it was well worth it.       To begin the hike, you can park in the Funicolare parking lot at:… Continue reading Hiking up Monte San Salvatore in Lugano

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The Matterhorn

Many are familiar with the Matterhorn because of the Disneyland ride, but a visit to the real Matterhorn will not disappoint. The Matterhorn is located in Southern Switzerland on the border of Italy and Switzerland.  It actually is not the tallest Mountain in Switzerland, standing at 14,690 ft. Monte Rosa, located in the same Alp range… Continue reading The Matterhorn