Apr 13, 2018 - 12:20 AM
in reply to Chowens
>> Do people ride the transport up and down, even if they can't do the hikes surrounding the transport? ... But if you recommend riding the mountain transport just for fun, then I will plan my itinerary around that. Mostly, we just want to see the awesome views and get lots of exercise.
Yes, the mountain tops cater to all types of visitors, including those just going up for the views. Most peaks have a restaurant at the top, either adjacent to the top station of the cable car, funicular or train, or else close by. They usually have an outdoor sun terrace, where you can enjoy food and drink at reasonable prices (for Switzerland) whilst overlooking a stunning view.
Many peaks are also suitable for short strolls on top, even if you are not heading off on a hiking trail (or if the hiking trails are closed).