Hiking and Dining in the Swiss Alps

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Pairing beautiful hikes and delicious dining in the Swiss Alps

Stellisee and Matterhorn from the 5 lakes hike Zermatt

5 lakes hike Zermatt

The 5 lakes hike in Zermatt is a moderately difficult hike. The hike is 9.8 km long and leads 241 vertical meters uphill and about 530 vertical meters downhill. It took us – breaks included – about 4 hours. It starts at the Blauherd mountain station above Zermatt. The panoramic hike offers not only 5 different mountain lakes to marvel at but also a great view of the Matterhorn. It’s not for advanced hikers only: Families and pleasure hikers will also enjoy this route. Those who are a bit more ambitious can extend the 5 lakes hike a bit and start from Sunegga. 

View from Uetliberg over Lake Zurich

Hiking Uetliberg

In this post, we feature our favorite hike on Uetliberg, the hike from Uetliberg Uto-Kulm to Felsenegg. We will also present a sporty addition to this hike, the hike from Triemli to Uetliberg. And for everyone who loves to combine a delicious meal with a hike (this is us!) we also present the leg from Felsenegg to Buchenegg.

Sunset from Blüemlisalphütte over the Swiss Alps

Hiking the Via Alpina: Griesalp to Blüemlisalphütte

The hike from Griesalp to Blüemlisalphütte is suited for expert hikers only as it’s very steep. The hike is 6 km long and takes you 1466 meters uphill and 25 meters downhill. It took us about 5 hours to complete. It starts on the Griesalp and ends in the Blüemlisalphütte. This hike is considered the “kings leg” of the Via Alpina as it offers amazing views over the Swiss Alps.