Take a Swiss local train for a 1 hour scenic ride by train and bus to the starting point of the hike, a small village perched on a sun terrace above Lake Walen. You are accompanied with an English speaking guide and local expert throughout the entire trip.
Enjoy the magnificent Swiss countryside scenery along the way on a leisurely chairlift that takes you up to 1300 m/4265 ft. At the top station, appreciate a coffee break before setting off eastwards along the trail. The route takes you along mountain paths and narrow alpine roads, past extensive alpine pastures and through forests of spruce and mountain pines where, if you are keen, you can grill sausages at a beautiful “Swiss Family” grill spot.
The trail takes you uphill and suddenly you reach Alp Furgglen, a good example of an isolated alpine plateau area where intense economic activity can place during the summer in an otherwise barren landscape. Watch Swiss cows peacefully grazing and enjoy some more wonderful views before making your way down 250 m/820 ft to the end of the trail.
At the end of the hike, catch a bus and then a train back to the starting point at Zürich’s main station.