Day hike above Lake Walen from Zurich

Provided by: My Mountains

About this Guided private tour

This day hike takes you across the mountains at the foot of the deep blue Lake Walen to an alp. Your guide will accompany you and provide you with lots of information and anecdotes about the Swiss alpine economy and Swiss traditions.

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About this Guided private tour

This day hike takes you across the mountains at the foot of the deep blue Lake Walen to an alp. Your guide will accompany you and provide you with lots of information and anecdotes about the Swiss alpine economy and Swiss traditions.

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Highlights

Sun terrace above the fjord-like Lake Walen

Hiking on idyllic mountain paths and narrow alpine roads

Admire the lush spruce and mountain pine forests

Take a break in the alp Furgglen

Enjoy the wonderful view over Lake Walen

Includes

Day hike on Lake Walen

English speaking guide

All transports to and from Zurich main station

Visit to the Furggelen Alp

Catering

Description

This day hike takes you across the mountains at the foot of the deep blue Lake Walen to an alp. Your guide will accompany you and provide you with lots of information and anecdotes about the Swiss alpine economy and Swiss traditions.

Lake Walen is located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus and due to its location in the middle of the valley it is one of the coldest large lakes in Switzerland. On both sides of the lake, steep slopes rise up to 1000 meters high. Your tour winds along exactly one of these and promises great views into the depths!

**You can expect a day hike on the slopes of the beautiful Lake Walen with a local, professional guide from Zurich!

Meeting point: Zurich train station.

In the main hall of the Zurich train station, directly at the signposted meeting point, you will meet your guide. You will travel by train in the direction of Glarus and St. Gallen.

You travel: by train and chairlift.

During this one-hour train ride you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Swiss landscapes and watch the cow pastures, lakes, mountains and forests pass by. A comfortable chairlift ride will finally bring you up to more than 1300 m above sea level

You stop for a break: in a mountain café

At the top you can have a refreshment in the mountain café before the hike starts.

You start: your hike.

The route leads you along mountain paths and narrow alpine roads, past extensive alpine pastures and through spruce and mountain pine forests. If you feel like it, you can grill a sausage at a barbecue site in typical Swiss fashion. The path leads uphill and you reach the alp Furgglen. Here you can experience the intensive cultivation of the Swiss Alps during the summer and watch the cows grazing peacefully. Breathe in the mountain air one last time and enjoy the magnificent view again before the descent.

Way back: back to Zurich.

The end of the hiking trail is only 250 meters away. From there you take the bus down to the valley and then the train back to Zurich main station.

Practical information:

  • Take along: Food and drinks, enough water, money for possible errands
  • You should wear comfortable hiking shoes and weather-adapted, sporty clothes
  • Bring sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen!

Video Lake Walen

Important Information

  • Dress: good walking shoes and weather appropriate, sporty clothes

Meeting Points

Zurich HB Main Station, Bahnhofpl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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