Aug 31, 2015 - 10:46 PM
Just got back and I wanted to thank you for all your help, it really made the whole difference. It was like having a relative in Switzerland helping to plan the trip.We ended up taking an early morning train out from Tirano. They almost didn't let us on since they said they were all full but then we found two empty seats so they let us on. Since we took the early train out we were able to hike to Morteratsch, which was very nice. The walk was easy just it was hot and took exactly what you said about 75 minutes each way, though going back we ran to make the train (which ended up being late after we ran, so not like Switzerland punctuality!) so it took less time. When we picked up the train again from Morteratsch, they had an open car in the back of the train which we went on and that was really beautiful. I don't think our first train had the open car so not sure when they have the open car and when they don't. But then after a few stops they unhooked the train, luckily someone asked what was going on, otherwise they didn't even tell us we need to go in the regular car, they might have just left us there! Once we got to St. Moritz we went to Muottas Muragl which was stunning and had time to do a small hike.
The next day we got up bright and early and took the first cable car up to Corvatsch. We went on to the snow but not able to do much more hiking up there. We were basically the only ones up there so it was nice to have the whole place to ourselves. When we were ready to go down a lot more people started coming up. It is true what you said that they were doing construction by Murtel but there were nice hikes to do from there.
The transportation system worked great and we got on and off the buses to check out some of the places along the way. From St. Moritz we went to Zurich. We originally were going to go to Lucerne on Sunday but decided instead just to say in Zurich where we went to the Landesmuseum(nice but hot and no a/c), rented a boat on the lake (it was really hot so I think the whole Zurich was just hanging out by the lake) and then went bike riding around the lake once it cooled down. The biking was fun, just would have been better if there would have been less people cuz hard to maneuver around everyone.
Thanks again for all you help, everything ran so smoothly. Being that we were in Switzerland for only a couple of days it was important to have everything more or less scheduled which you really helped us do.