Hiking in the Alps

Category: Via Alpina – Blue Trail

Simplon Pass: Stage 6 of the Blue Trail of the Via Alpina (reverse direction) – part 1

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October 3rd 2019

Over Stockalper’s and Napoleon’s road

Today I left in the 10.18 hrs Postal car for Simplon-Dorf over the Simplon Pass. Because of today’s fine weather I had planned to hike a part of a stage of the Via Alpina: Stage 6 of the Blue Trail officially runs from the Simplon Pass to the village of Zwischbergen, on the border to Italy. Today I hiked from Simplon-Dorf to the Simplon Pass, a part of this stage and in the reverse direction! And again in an aera I didn’t know. Continue reading

Binn, Heiligkreuz: Stage 4 of the Blue Trail of the Via Alpina – part 1

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September 29th 2019

Beautiful hike over green mountain slopes and through an impressive valley

This morning the weather was fine again, but somewhat cooler than yesterday and with much more wind! My plan for the days to come was to go hiking on the Via Alpina once more. Last year on September 16th I had started to hike the second part of Stage 96 of the Red Trail in Belalp above Blatten and had ended in Mund. This year I would like to try to hike Stage 95 (Fieschertal to Riederalp) and the first part of Stage 96 (Riederalp to Belalp): then I would have hiked four long stages in a row. Stage 95 to Stage 98 from Fiesch to Leukerbad actually form a coherent area within the Rhône Valley and the Canton of Valais. Continue reading

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