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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    ^^ If you go to Interlaken, go the rest of the way to Lauterbrunnen (short distance) and make it up to Murren. Or..go on the other side of the valley to Grindlewald. Spectacular views and some fun hiking around the Eiger, Munch, Jungfrau. Also lots of stuff on the Murren side of the valley, atop the 2,000' cliff wall that Murren sits on. Plenty to do in that area.
    Another endorsement for this plan. Great hiking in the Wengen--Murren--Gimmelwald area. Or from Lauterbrunnen or Grindlewald take the train to Kleine Scheidegg and then the train to the Jungfraujoch. (We hiked across the glacier to the Monch hutte. I have no idea if we were hiking over snow covered crevasses, and there was a rather large serac looming overhead, so maybe not a good idea in shorts and a t shirt.)

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    Picture of the Lauterbrunnen Valley for context...

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    View from where we stayed in Murren..

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    A hike above Murren:
    http://suppenalp.ch/


    Waterfall from Lauterbrunnen


    Lots of little warrens with chalets like this in Murren:
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    Ok, think we're heading towards Lauterbrunnen. Sunday looks like good weather so we can hike around there for a day and see what the weather does. If it sucks ass I'll head up to Lucerne.

    They have a fall special on the Swiss travel pass, 4 days for 199c so I will probably pick that up and see where I end up.

    Thanks for the help mags! My dream of climbing limestone by the sea will have to wait until next time.
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    Good call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Find a place to sit, eat bread and cheese and wash it down with wine for the duration of the stay.
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by altasnob View Post
    Renting a scooter in Interlaken and heading up random paved roads through the the ski areas was one of the most fun things I've done in my life.
    Sorry to hear that. Maybe you will be reincarnated and try again?

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    One adventure to consider in Murren is the Via Ferrata between Murren and Gimmelwald. 2.2 km hike essentially hanging off the cliff. I haven't done it but a lady that worked for me had and was ecstatic about it. Quite the little journey.

    https://blog.outdoor.ch/2018/06/21/via-ferrata-murren/
    https://www.earthtrekkers.com/murren-via-ferrata-guide/

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Maybe you will be reincarnated and try again?
    Have you Vespa'd around First–Grindelwald? Don't knock it until you try it. It helps to stock up on weed in Interlaken first.


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    I still say Fall hiking in the Lötschental is the thing to do!
    And it's only one kandersteg Tunnel from Interlaken.
    Maybe one of the most beautiful hikes in Switzerland.

    https://travelstory.ch/2015/11/19/lo...ler-hoehenweg/

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    Quote Originally Posted by altasnob View Post
    Have you Vespa'd around First–Grindelwald? Don't knock it until you try it. It helps to stock up on weed in Interlaken first.
    Ha, I thought you meant you were on one of those electric standup scooters. Any high point in life should not involve a standup scooter IMO - never mind though.

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    What to do in Switzerland this weekend.

    Do you ride a bike - mountain or road?

    Verbier bike park is in sensational shape at the moment and an hour from Montreux - I’ll be going with my son this weekend

    Weather is fantastic at the moment. Climbing should be perfect.

    This is from yesterday just riding above Montreux to Les Pleiades
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    And if you want to get up higher there are some fabulous eBike trails I can point you to - this is from the Col de Mille above Bruson looking towards Chamonix
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    There is also a great hike from Montreux or Caux up to Rochers de Naye with great views from the top
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    And of course Zermatt is spectacular in the autumn
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    And the Lavaux vineyards are great if you fancy a tipple
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    Is Geneva not a nice town? I'm sure it's expensive as hell, but it seems like a nice weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Val d’anniviers has some pleasant scenery and alpage and hikes (only been in winter). Was far quieter a valley than some of the others mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Is Geneva not a nice town? I'm sure it's expensive as hell, but it seems like a nice weekend.
    It's full of Swiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    It's full of Swiss.
    Almost half of Genevans are not native Swiss. Probably the highest English speaking population in Switzerland given the large number of International institutions and banks.

    All the Genevan residents I know escape to the mountains at the weekends when they can.

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    What to do in Switzerland this weekend.

    And the Zermatt glacier is open if you want to get in an early ski.
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    https://zermatt.roundshot.com/glacierparadise/#/

    You can go and check out the new International race course
    https://youtu.be/icyPCiWPqec

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Is Geneva not a nice town? I'm sure it's expensive as hell, but it seems like a nice weekend.
    Geneva is in one of the most gorgeous locations on Earth for a city, has beautiful old architecture and an interesting history. With that said, it is one of the most soulless cities you will find in Europe. It is a transient town with international bureaucrats coming and going to various governmental and non-profit organizations (United Nations, World Trade Organization, Red Cross, and more). Lausanne seems more like the true capital of the French speaking part of Switzerland.

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    Bern -> Lauterbrunnen->Engelberg->Montreux

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    Nice! Hope you had a great time.

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