The route (from Veduz, Lichtenstein to Montreux, Switzerland) :

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I have always been lured to the absolute, pristine beauty of Switzerland.  As one of my sons once said to me, “Switzerland is too beautiful to be true. It is like an ideal movie set.” I had visited several times, but never had the time to settle in and really experience this stunning, alpine country.  Then one day as I was perusing the Cicerone website for possible future hikes I found Kev Reynolds’ “Alpine Pass Route” guidebook.  My hiking friend, Lynda Sorrick, and I decided that this was a perfect trek for us.  After 254 miles, 51,194′ of ascent and 42,430′ of descent and 16 mountain passes, we were right! We met many lovely people, petted lots of animals, and saw scenery that was truly magnificent!

The following links will carry you through the hike as we experienced it.  Notice that a link to the next day’s blog is at the end of each day’s entries.

(Hiking Partner: Linda Sorrick, from the Silver Lake Hiking Club.)

Arrival in Zurich

Train to Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Day 1- Schaan to Mels

Day 2 – Mels to Weisstannen

Day 3 – Weisstannen to Elm

Day 4 – Elm to Linthal

Day 5 – Rest Day

Day 6 – Linthal to Urnerboden

Day 7 – Urnerboden to Attinghausen

Day 8 – Attinghausen to Engelberg

Day 9 – Engelberg to Surenenpass

Day 10 – Engelberg to Engstlenalp

Day 11 – Engstlenalp to Meiringen

Day 12 – Meiringen to Schwartzwaldalp

Day 13 – Schwartzwaldalp to First

Day 14 – Grindelwald to Murren

Day 15- Rest Day in Murren

Day 16 – Murren – Birg – Golderi

Day 17 – Griesalp to Kandersteg

Day 18 – Kandersteg Rest Day

Day 19 – Kandersteg to Adelboden

Day 20 – Adelboden to Lenk

Day 21 – Lenk to Feutersoey (Gsteig)

Day 22 – Rest Day at Feutersoey & Gstaad

Day 23 – Feutersoey to Col Les Mosses

Day 24 – Col des Mosses to Montreux (Caux)

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