Category: Hiking

Belchenflueh hike

See the alps from Baselland Not all of Switzerland is equally mountainous, but fortunately, the area around Basel offers some beautiful hikes. One of them is the hike from Langenbruck (meaning long bridge)  to the Belchenflueh summit. You easily get there by car or by bus (Postauto).  It’s a 4.5 km hike covering 400 m of […]

Harder Kulm hike

Short but rewarding hike One of my favourite fitness-hikes in Switzerland is the steep trail from Unterseen up to the Harder Kulm. Yes, that’s where the Brienzergrat hike ends, and you get stunning views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau if the weather is good enough. How to get there There are several trails up to […]

Hiking Table Mountain

Visiting Table Mountain is a must-do when you’re in Cape Town. You wouldn’t visit Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower, would you? So even though it was winter in Europe, of course, I wanted to hike up the famous landmark, 1000 m of altitude seemed doable when I sat at my desk at home […]

Sunrise at Lion’s head

Catching the first light of the day kissing Table Mountain is a classic hike for Capetownians and travellers alike. I started my day very early, my hiking guide Kai said we’d meet at 6 a.m. at the car park at the foot of Lion’s Head. Fortunately, it was much easier to get an Uber even at that time of […]

Gempen, near Basel

After-work hike near Basel When you tell people you live in Switzerland, they often assume you live in the mountains. Reality though is different because the alps cover only a part of the country. 🙂   But the area around Basel has some soft (and some not so soft) hills to offer and the hike to the […]