Walking in Alps – suggestions
Had a nice long weekend biking in verbier planned for early july, but have just broken my collar bone at Dalby 🙁
We were booked to fly to Geneva with easyjet and i now have the option of changing this to later in the year. I doubt my shoulder will be up for downhill stuff anytime soon so was thinking of going walking in the alps instead.
Any suggestions as to where to go? Preferably within reasonable distance from Geneva or another easyjet destination.Posted 8 years agoChipbuttySubscriber
Me and the other half have just got back from a weeks hiking holiday in the Grindlewald area of switzerland and it was fantastic. 3 hr drive from Geneva. Some fantastic walking around the Eiger and Shrekhorn. If you go, Id recommend buying a swiss travel pass, gets you free travel on all the buses, trains and uplifts on gondalas, well worth it.Posted 8 years agoalpine girlMember
As said above, the hut network over most of the European Alps is pretty amazing and provides nearly everything you need for multiday trips in the mountains. Depending on what you like, this can be a lot nicer than going on day hikes from the same location – carrying just a spare set of clothes, eating/drinking/sleeping at a different hut each night.
I haven’t done too much, but the Karwendel (south of Munich), the Stubai Alps (just south of Innsbruck), and the Julian Alps (in Slovenia) are all nice locations.Posted 8 years agogravity-slaveMember
Another vote for Grindewald/Wengen/Lauterbrunnen!
Had an amazing holiday there last summer – lift accessed hiking! Hike, train, hike, gondola – pick a route and do as much or as little as you want.
You can hike the Eiger trail or catch a train up inside the mountain and peer out down the north face.
It does get busy and is not cheap but we really enjoyed it.
Easy access – you can catch the train direct from Geneva airport to Interlaken then up to Wengen.
Scenery is stunning – I took this photo (click) from our bedroom! (Sorry about the pretentious border, I was playing in photoshop):Posted 8 years ago
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