Jul 8, 2019 - 1:13 AM
Thank you Rockoyster! The complications and cost ;) were worth it. My children said it was an amazing experience and very inspiring. In the end, we hired a driver from Taxi Alphubel in Zermatt recommended by our hotel and made it back safely at 1 am with one short stop. The drive was beautiful through Lausanne and Lake Geneva. Today it was rainy in Zermatt as we left for the game. The sun may have come out while we were away but it was noticeably cooler.
The last two days in Zermatt were warm and beautiful. We had amazing views of the Matterhorn in Zermatt as well as at Gornergrat. We had a great short hike (45 minutes or so) down from the top to Riffelsee the afternoon we arrived. A nice surprise... tickets were discounted after 3pm. It was an awesome experience and a great start to our trip. Loved the bright blue wildflowers! Yesterday we went to Klein Matterhorn. Again, lovely views, totally worth it. I was amazed at the advanced technology and super comfortable 3S cableway system that took us up to the beautiful Matterhorn glacier paradise. My kids enjoyed the journey itself, snow tubing and throwing snow balls. We skipped the restaurant at the top. Instead we came back down, walked to the other side of town, took the Sunnegga funicular / bahn up and walked 30 minutes to the difficult to find Findlerhof in Findeln for lunch. It is excellent, fresh and highly recommended. We had unobstructed views of the Matterhorn during lunch. We had a few sprinkles as we headed back down to Zermatt via the AHV-Weg (“Pension Path”). It was lovely and a much better option than heading back up to Sunnegga.
Tomorrow we head to Wengen. It will be a sleep in day/travel day.
After that we plan the following not in any particular order yet, still trying to figure out which day first.. (any suggestions are appreciated):
Day 1: Wengen--Lauterbrunnen--walk to Trummelbach Falls---walk to Stechelberg for lunch or should we just head to Murren on the gondola for lunch? After lunch head on to the Schilthorn come back down walk through Murren take the train or walk to Grutshalp and take the gondola back to Lauterbrunnen---up to Wengen.
Wengen---Lauterbrunnen--Murren gondola to Grutschalp--walk to Murren--lunch- up to Schilthorn- come back down and via gondola same way to Lauterbrunnen--Wengen
Day 2: Wengen to Lauterbrunnen to Wilderswil--Schynige Platte Bahn. HIke the Panoramaweg Schynige Platte, have lunch and return.
Day 3: Wengen to Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg-lunch restaurant Bahnhof- train to Wengen or walk part of the way back. Any suggestions to what else we could do this day that we could add on easily?
(Sorry if I should have started a new thread and not continued on...)
Thank you again for helping us with logistics for our side trip to Lyon. It was a wonderful experience. The last 3 days have just been incredible.
Again many thanks to the experts for their time and insight.