Biking from Solalex up to Giacomini refuge – VD

Last Sunday we had a lovely brunch with friends @miroirargentine restaurant in Solalex.And in order to burn those extra calories we went for a short but rather physical bike ride up to the Giacomini refuge located 500m above Solalex. The refuge is situated on the valley of Anzeindaz between Gryon and Derborence (another gorgeous destination – see […]

No running engines, no traffic jams: the much-loved holiday resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp in the Aletsch Arena – VS

The car-free destinations of Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Fiescheralp within the Aletsch Arena and perched high on the sunny Valais plateau and can only be reached by cablecar. These are idyllic and extremely popular villages for family holidays. The mountain landscape and the breathtaking views attract numerous hikers, bikers and trail-runners during summer. We stayed in […]

Lauenensee, an idyllic Swiss mountain lake by Gstaad – BE

Lake Lauenen (or Lauenensee) are actually two lakes at an altitude of 1381m above sea level, and they are located in the middle of the Gelten-Iffigen natural reserve. The lakes are the ideal destination for hikers, bikers, nature lovers and romantics a like. There are two wooden piers at the smaller of the two lakes […]

Defying vertigo as we cross the suspended bridge of Torgon – VS

Over the past ten years, many metal suspended footbridges have been installed in French-speaking Switzerland and in particular in the canton of valais. The construction of metal footbridges is very recent since the vast majority of them have been built since 2010. The only two truly old footbridges are the Niouc footbridge in the Val […]

Reaching the summit of the Titlis mountain, an adventure by itself – OW

Reaching the summit of the Titlis was a full adventure by itself. Despite the freezing temperatures at 3020 meters, the breathtaking views are the best reward. There are several activities awaiting for you at the top including a suspended bridge, the ice flyer, the glacier cave, the cliff walk and of course the starting point […]