Swiss “wild man” or other historic hiking areas

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May 12, 2019 - 3:05 AM

Hey all, I didn’t expect to be posting on suggestions for Swiss adventures this year but my permit for the Wonderland trail around Mt Rainier was denied (thousands of applications for a few hundred permits) and my Pacific Northwest road trip was stymied by an aging vehicle (200k miles on it) and roads washed out by floods and airfare to Zurich is 3x cheaper than airfare and car rental so here I am again planning a trip to Switzerland! Also I have been watching too many serial killer documentaries on Netflix, most of which were in the PNW haha. I have over 3 weeks again will be camping.

Since I won’t be in “Bigfoot” country as planned I remember slowpoke mentioning the legend of the “wild man” of Switzerland and saw the Lötschental as one area to hike; any other suggestions? I’m looking for something historic, unusual and off the beaten path but also reachable by transportation. And no serial killers.

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May 14, 2019 - 8:33 AM in reply to Debra

Hello Debra,

Nice how you just adapt flexibly to the changes that occur and simply organize a stay here in Switzerland! You won't be sorry, I'm fairly sure.

For overall hiking suggestions, a nice hike to look into in the Loetschental area and general information about the area please use below links:
- king/
- king/langglacier
- perrhonevalley

To look into so-called "Kulturwege", culture-hikes, this link will be very helpful:

Get back to us for further input anytime.


Last modified on May 14, 2019 - 8:34 AM by Steph
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May 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM in reply to Steph

Steph thank you! This is what I was looking for! What I love is you can walk from point to point then find transportation back to where you want to go without worrying about how you’ll get back.

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