Furka

Trail: Furka Location: Realp, Switzerland Type: Mountain hiking trail and Alpine hiking trail Distance: 6km, Duration: 4h30m (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page This occurred on our transition day from Samedan (SE Switzerland) to our Airbnb in Leukerbad (West Switzerland).  Our original list of hikes were either too long or out of the way to permit... Continue Reading →

Kühtai

Trail: Kühtai Location: Tyrol, Austria Difficulty: Mountain hiking trail Distance: 5.48km, Duration: 3:48:57 This amazing gem was completely unplanned.  We originally planned an easy "recovery" hike near Innsbruck after enduring some suffer-fest (but fun!) hikes the past few days.  On our drive to the trailhead, the GPS took us to a parking lot towards a... Continue Reading →

Fürstensteig

Trail: Fürstensteig Location: Liechtenstein Difficulty: Mountain hiking trail with Alpine Hiking trail sections Distance: 6.09km, Duration: 3:24:33 (ROUTE) The trail started out on an easy ascent through lush greenery.  The 1st wooden cross (Fürstensteig, 1666m) did not take long to reach.  Although not technically a summit cross, it was nonetheless a good commemorative stop!  Just... Continue Reading →

Hohe Köpfe

Trail: Hohe Köpfe Location: Rätikon, Austria Difficulty: Mountain hiking trail with Alpine Hiking trail sections Distance: 18.86km, Duration: 9:22:46 (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page The day started at the parking lot with our heads down, spending too much time meticulously getting the mud out of our hiking boot treads with twigs.  Worth it!  They were... Continue Reading →

Schäfler

Trail: Schäfler Location: Wasserauen, Appenzell, Switzerland Type: Mountain hiking trail Distance: 16.51km, Duration: 7:59:16 (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page En route to the hike, we had the best welcome to Appenzell by driving directly into the Appenzell cattle alpine descent proceeding where farmers in traditional clothing brought their cows from the alps back to the... Continue Reading →

Fürstin-Gina-Weg

Trail: Fürstin-Gina-Weg (Furstin Gina Path) Location: Malbun, Liechtenstein Type: Mountain hiking trail Distance: 15km, Duration: 7:09:31 (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page This was the only rainy (and chilly) day on the trip - my one chance to deck out in my snazzy waterproof gear! Before hitting this trail in Malbun (pronounced "Mal-boon"), I already battled... Continue Reading →

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