What’s the best way to spend the day in Switzerland when the grand parents take care of the kids? Go hiking, and that’s what we did, without kids in a long time - the hike chosen was the Gastlosen tour, at a colleague’s recommendation. The internet was also mentioning the great scenery and flora, and it was exactly like that.
We take the chairlift from Jaun and start the hike counter clockwise on the side in Canton of Fribourg.
Flora and scenery are very nich right from the start
We need to go round the Gastlosen Mountains, here far left
Half an hour with high tempo, and we are getting closer to the rocky summits:
Flowers also at the “Chalet du soldat” restaurant terrace:
Stop to tank some energy for the difficult part of the ascent
The ascent to the highest point of the hike is a bit steeper, but manageable with the rocky summits on the left side
and wide valley with flowers on the right side
Reached the highest point of the hike, but go a little higher for an even better view
The Rüdigen summit (top) in the background is one hour away from this point, better leave something for next time
Better pause and have a look at the Gastlosen chain
Three steps higher for a better panoramic view
We descend on the other side, now in the canton of Bern, accompanied by the Bernese Alps most of the way
and rocky flat mountains here
Three quarters on the way, it’s time to cool the feet
Say goodbye to the Gastlosen chain and head into the forest for a good piece of descent
Jaun village in the valley and the scenery starts to look familiar, almost there
Can’t wait for the other grand parents to come visit in August, and if the weather is right we’ll definitely try another hike - stay tuned!