Discover a secret spot we hiked to in the Swiss Alps. Fresh Air is the key ingredient here.
Photos by Aaron Schwartz
Fresh air is the number one ingredient to this secret spot. Writing from my four walls in Vancouver but day dreaming about my Swiss Alpine trip I just got home from. Excited to share a few stories from there, now that I am back to real life, so stay tuned and sorry for the silence this past week! My brother is the master at hiking in the area he lives in and he showed me this little hike that took us into a town that consists of about 4 to 5 small houses and a restaurant. The hike is moderate but most definitely feels like a little work out. The journey is half the fun right. The walk goes through thick forests und up a winding path. It’s so beautiful and fresh. I just love the air inside a forest you can basically taste that it is so clean and rich with vitamin – mountain! Along the way don’t forget to stop at the benches that are perfectly placed so you can sit and enjoy a beautiful view across the “Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht” valley. Another little secret as you come around one of the earlier corners there is a sign that says “Belmond” take it as an additional experience and takes you to an old ruin and plateau with an exceptional view. In the summer it is the perfect spot for a bon fire pit stop. Continue your walk back up the trail and at the end you will find Bargis. Its untouched peacefulness is worth the walk, of course like any mountain town there is a restaurant that serves all the traditional foods like fondue and raclette and the best part after you are full and tired, there is a bus that will drive you back down to where you started! Most important, enjoy the views, your company and breath that mountain fresh air.
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