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    Greetings, fellow kids- any Switzerland scoops for summer?

    Flying in/out of Zurich and making our way down to Nice to mooch off the FIL. Thinking interlaken, chamonix, where else? Other suggestions very much appreciated.

    We are semi-outdoorsy and totally uncoordinated. In decent shape though-


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    I like the Bodensee, but that's because it where I have been, in Germany.
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    How much time to get to Nice and back?

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    Benny is our expert on Chamonix. Dexter for car rental tips.
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    who do you think you are? You abandon us for months with nary a hello, then think you can waltz right back in here and ask us to dispense with our hard-earned wisdom?

    Ok, yeah, I guess you can do that. But I got nothing, I spent all my travel money on loafers.
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    oh, and

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    We enjoyed hiking around Grindelwald, Gimmelwald, Murren, Wengen in the Bernese alps. Interlaken is relative lowlands. The hike from the Jungfraujoch to the Monch hut and back was fun--possiblyly more risk from crevasses and seracs and sudden weather change than we realized--we did it in full-on gaper style--shorts floppy sun hat etc etc. The train through the Eiger is a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    We enjoyed hiking around Grindelwald..The train through the Eiger is a must.
    Just came to type: if you're going to Interlaken, you have to go to Grindelwald...and take the Jungfraujoch. Spendy...but worth it.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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    Train https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html ZRH to http://www.gasthaus-goescheneralp.ch ,
    Serigna can arrange pickup from train. Incredible views, great hikes, classic Swiss Hutte fare and drink.

    Serigna's partner, Danny, runs http://www.andermatt-guides.ch/EN who can recommend hikes, climbs, activities.

    Back down to Goeschenen, hop the cog rail up to Andermatt. Sn00t around the Chedi in your best loafers, spa-out and feed on gourmando grub.

    Take Glacier Express from Andermatt, stopping off at http://www.mt-lodge.com to say hi to Michele, enjoy walks, tram rides, mtn bikes, spas treatments, food, wine, superb espresso around Rueras.

    Continue on Glacier Express to St. Moritz. Take a room either at either Badrutt's Palace or get a recommendation from Michele who is well versed in all things St. Moritz. Swim, sail, spa, hike, bike, tram, eat and rub up against the worlds wealthy.

    Then train to Milan, then Torino, then Grenoble, to Nice.
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    Or more direct, go through Geneva, down to Annecy and just hang out there for a few days.



    Great food, relaxation.

    Either zip straight down to Nice from there or take a detour to Briancon for a couple of days.
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    Definitely go say hello to Swiss maggot Michele (vendul on the forum) at his hotel Mountain Lodge Sedrun!

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    get some bespoke loafers made in italy.

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    Annecy has a bike trail around the lake, which most non bikers could navigate fairly easily, and now that e bikes are getting popular, I'll bet somebody rents them somewhere on the lake. Hell, you could do one of the serious climbs coming off the lake fairly easily on one of those things.

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    If you stay in Interlaken, a trip to the Schilthorn and a drink (or lunch) at the Piz Gloria is worth the view.

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    Killer scoops as always- thanks all!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    who do you think you are? You abandon us for months with nary a hello, then think you can waltz right back in here and ask us to dispense with our hard-earned wisdom?

    Ok, yeah, I guess you can do that. But I got nothing, I spent all my travel money on loafers.
    Sorry about the whole disappearing act- life just crazy busy these days. Also got a new phone and forgot to re- install the app, heh.


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    Please do stop and check in on Mr Hemingway. I believe he said he’s at the Hotel Staube
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Please do stop and check in on Mr Hemingway. I believe he said he’s at the Hotel Staube
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    Ahem, I think that's Hotel Taube, in Schruns, Austria?
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    We enjoyed hiking around Grindelwald, Gimmelwald, Murren, Wengen in the Bernese alps. Interkraken is relative lowlands.
    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Just came to type: if you're going to Interkraken, you have to go to Grindelwald...and take the Jungfraujoch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    If you stay in Interkraken, a trip to the Schilthorn and a drink at the Piz Gloria is worth the view.
    What is this Interkraken that everybody is talking about? Worth visiting and taking a closer look? Logistics being my main concern, like, when is the last train leaving and if the tunnel is closed.

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    At least someone gets to loaf around the alps this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    ,

    Ahem, I think that's Hotel Taube, in Schruns, Austria?
    Merci, Tatie


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    20 posts and only 1 loafer joke and it's from Dunfree?! WTF has happened to this place

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    20 posts and only 1 loafer joke and it's from Dunfree?! WTF has happened to this place
    You're not very observant.
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    Spending late June/most of July at our manse in Cham if you want to discuss noblesse oblige in loafers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    ,

    Ahem, I think that's Hotel Taube, in Schruns, Austria?
    Absolutely right, apologies. So... day trip?
    I still call it The Jake.

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