Located in the heart of the Alpine mountain range, Switzerland is undoubtedly a mountainous land par excellence. The diversity of the landscapes is beyond comprehension and will forever mark the memory of the hiker in search of a change of scenery. Among the most famous destinations are the peaks of the Valais and its many lakes and waterfalls, the origin of the Rhone. Further north, the hiker can try the summits of the Jura, with in particular the Chasseron, the Dôle or the Creux du Van. Finally, further south, the Alps are once again found with the Graubünden Mountains, in particular the Swiss National Park, which shows a landscape immaculate with all human intervention. Climbing up the Rhine, you reach the border peaks of Austria and Liechtenstein with magnificent views of the Rhine Valley and the Appenzell peaks. In short, an unforgettable experience awaits the hiker!
3 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Let's have a little excursion to the Canton of Fribourg for a typical family hike: the Gorges de la Jogne. The itinerary, following against the current the eponymous river, is accessible, playful and full of surprises for the whole family since many tunnels
2 July 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre
I propose an excursion in Switzerland for an easy walk that allows observing the Trient Glacier.
The trail follows along the Bisse du Trient for about four kilometers. A “bisse” is an artificial
10 February 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pizol ski resort is located in the Canton of St. Gallen, in Wangs and Bad Ragaz villages on the Liechtenstein border. It takes its name from the eponymous summit culminating at 2844 m southwest of the ski resort
22 August 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Let’s get back to Lake Emosson, in the Canton of Valais, near Chamonix, for a walk much less renowned than the illustrious Cheval Blanc or Mont Buet: Bel Oiseau.
Located at the end of the Barberine Valley and at the western end of Lake Emosso
6 July 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Easily accessible, Lake Taney is a magnificent jewel nestled in the hollow of encircling peaks. Dominated by Grammont and Rocher de La Tache, and surrounded by small chalets, the place is ideal for a family hike where everyone will find its happiness
6 February 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Here is another aspect of Lake Geneva. These photos, taken on January 20, 2005, show the area around the lake after 6 days of freezing winds, blowing with gusts at 100 km/h, with temperatures not exceeding
31 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Overlooking the beautiful site of Emosson, the Cheval Blanc, facing Mont Buet, is a superb plateau offering a 360 ° panorama over the entire Alps.
Weather is primordial for this hike; It is necessary to benefit from a clear sky
31 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Long ago, on the beach of Emosson, some clay dried. Later, some 240 million years ago, a herd of archosaurs (ancestors of dinosaurs and crocodiles) passed; They have engraved their tracks in the clay. The water covered
28 April 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
An illustration of the acceleration of global warming at work… On April 28, 2007, we chose the Trient Glacier as a hiking goal in order to rediscover this marvelous site that allows reaching a beautiful glacier. Very beautiful glacier, but for how long? We
30 September 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The journey begins in Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, at the Col and Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard for a very nice outing. The altitude of the starting point (2469 m) and the highest point of the hike (2775 m) offer magnificent panoramas on the
14 November 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Lake Geneva is often calm and conducive to all water sports, but sometimes when the wind is blowing, it offers a completely different aspect as shown in these photos taken on November 14, 2004. The temperature of the air was 4°, and that of