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The 5 most beautiful, rather unknown places in Switzerland

Posted on June 21 2021

Whether hiking in the mountains or relaxing in the valley, if the sun isshining, you are guaranteed not to be the only person who had the samedestination in mind. Therefore, we have picked out the five most beautiful andstill rather unknown Swiss places and hikes for you. Have fun exploring thissummer!

You know it: you're exploring new places alone orwith your loved ones and you're looking for the seclusion of nature. But nope!The trail is completely crowded and there are countless tourists.

Therefore, we will show you places that are still rather unknown. We cannot guarantee that you will be the only person, but the chances of someseclusion are already good.

1. Val Cama: the place where the trees areprotected!

We'll start right away with our favorite. Val Cama,located south of the Alps, has been a natural forest reserve since 2007! Until 2057, no moretrees will be cut down or otherwise interfered with by humans. We are thrilled!
The area stretches for 15 kilometers and goes up to 2200 meters.Therefore, it is not surprising that you can hike wonderfully in the region.Our favorite: the two-lake hike from Cama. After 2.5 hours you reach Lagh Camaand if you still haven't had enough, you continue up to Lagh de Sambrog at 2076meters


2. The Fricktaler Höhenweg: hiking fun in the midlands

You can't get higher than the Swiss Alps in this country, but the Jurain the lowlands also offers a lot. For example, the Fricktaler Höhenweg: fromMettnau via Frick to Rheinfeld, the hike along the Höhenweg takes up to 16hours. In total it is 60 kilometers. If you like to hike long distances, youcan plan several days for an excursion here. Families with children canexperience the Höhenweg in one section. The short hike from Bürersteig over theLaubberg (648 meters) to the wine-growing village of Mettau takes about 2.5hours and offers fireplaces halfway through the hike.

3. Small but nice: Calanca valley

In the beautiful south of Switzerland there are still small hiddenplaces like the Calanca Valley. The small side valley of the Misox belongs tothe Italian speaking part of the Grisons.
Be it the natural campsite Al Mulin for max. 15persons, the construction wagon Baumeisli for couples, singles and smallfamilies or the group house Maiensäss: everything in the Calanca Valley is keptoriginal and well arranged. In addition to the beautiful accommodation, theplace attracts with hikes, a summer tent camp with accompanied day activitiesfor young and old or dry stone walling courses. Find out more here.

Calanca Tal

4. Nendaz: 30 minutes from the largest underground lake in Europe

Let's stay in the south of Switzerland: the region of Nendaz is waitingfor you in Valais. With 250 kilometers of hiking trails, 200 kilometers of biketrails and a zipline 1.4 kilometers down. Even if you are not completely alone here, the streams of visitors arewell distributed. In addition, the place offers you a super infrastructure. Youcan rent eBikes, experience an Escape Game through the old village ofHaut-Nendaz and use the mountain railroads comparatively cheap (from 35 francs).If you get bored, the largest underground lake in Europe is only 30 minutesaway by car!

5. Breccaschlund: 6 alpine restaurants included

In the foothills of the Fribourg Alps lies theSchwarzsee, which is the starting point for the high trail through theBreccaschlund. Glaciers once formed this nature reserve. Limestone cliffs offeran impressive contrast to green alpine pastures and in about 4 hours you arriveback at the lake. Up to 6 alpine restaurants are waiting for you, so you can take abreak at any time.
For families, the simple lake circuit with bathing fun is recommended.

And that's it. We wish you a wonderful summer timeon your excursions to wonderful places!


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