July 2019
  • Day1

    Splügen

    July 24, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    After an early start leaving home before 7am, we already arrived at the parking place of Splügen just after 8:30am. This was the start point of the first hike of our "Tour de Suisse". Along the Splügen Pass Street, we soon arrived at the Cable car station. From there it was a steady climb to the lakes of Suretta. Some Marmots welcomed us on our way up (or rather they screemed at us). Little streams could be found along the way and provided Awen with some refreshment. After the last steep climb, we arrived at the beautiful lakes, with their green color. It didn't take Awen long to jump into the cool water and to catch the ball.
    2 hours later, we arrived back where we started in the morning. The track had taken us along the steep forest path down to Splügen.
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  • Day1

    Thusis

    July 24, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We arrived at our first stop. Originally I had planned to stay somewhere in the nature, but finally decided to go to the camping place in Thusis. This means comfort like toilets, shower, electricity and and shop. But it also meant noise, other people and Awen restricted on leash.
    On our way from Splügen we stopped at the Hinterrhein and refreshed ourselves in the freezing cold, but cristal-clear water.
    While I was totally exhausted and tired, Awen seemed to be not the least tired and asked to play and go for more walks!
    Another swim in the Rhein finally made the trick. Awen started to relax and sleep. 😀
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  • Day2

    Julierpass

    July 25, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Escaping the heat and enjoy the fresh morning! The second day started with a nice drive through along the Julierpass. Near the top, we stopped and first of all had a good breakfast. The climb up to Leg Grevasalvas turned out to be more difficult than anticipated. Mainly because of blisters on my feet (wrong socks on the previous day). A fantastic lake awaited us on the top. A quick swim and down we went again.Read more

  • Day2

    Maloja and Flüelapass

    July 25, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Down in the valley, it was time to use the Paddle! We decided, despite the strong wind, to go for a short trip on the water. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a bad idea. Not only was it very difficult to come back, but out in the water the paddle suddenly broke. With effort and after quite some time we eventually returned to the entry spot. After enjoying a nice lunch on the board of the lake, our trip continued to St. Moritz, Zernez and ended on the Flüelapass, where we spent the night.Read more

  • Day3

    Wägitalersee

    July 26, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    A little mountain lake in the Canton of Schwyz was our next destination. Since there was no way I was able to walk uphill with all my blisters, I decided to do a "flat" hike around the lake of Wägital. The advantages of being early birds (yes, Awen gets up at 05:30) is that we we were the first people on the lake and temperatures were just above 25C. Perfect to swim and enjoy some sun.
    In the afternoon we passed along the Sihl lake (and did some SUP) and then to the town of Schwyz. Since heavy thunderstorms were predicted, we decided to "visit" Roland to enjoy a nice, long shower.
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  • Day4

    Bucheggberg

    July 27, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    It does not always need to be a famous mountain lake or a stunning pass. Sometimes an ordinary walk in the typical swiss country side leads to the discovery of the beauty in little things. This 2 hours walk through forest, fields and along little streams had everything to offer than the big mountain areas.Read more

  • Day6

    Schwarzsee

    July 29, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After we were chased away by a farmer and his goats at the Gantrisch Lake, we decided to go to the near place of Schwarzsee. A nice little tour around the lake made a nice morning walk and gave Awen the chance to swim. Since the weather did not get better and the sun kept hiding behind clouds, the SUP had to remain in the car for once.Read more

  • Day6

    Oberer Gurnigel

    July 29, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Since we could not do any SUP, we decided to move on to our next destination, the Gantrisch Nature Park. We parked the car at an amazing location with a beautiful view over Thun and the lake of Thun. But first, it was time for our second hike of the day, up to the Oberer Gurnigel, a little hill with a fantastic view over the region.Read more

  • Day7

    Justital

    July 30, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Our morning walk took us to the cute Justital, a small valley near Sigriswil. At the end of the valley, there's a small farm that serves local cheese and milk. The perfect place to enjoy local breakfast.Read more