Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Via Alpina Stage 11 and the Eiger Trail, Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen

After our Glecksteinhütte adventure led us to Grindelwald, we woke up the next morning well-positioned to begin the day’s trek along Stage 11 of the Via Alpina. We were planning to follow Stage 11 the entire way to Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, where we’d be staying for the next two nights during…

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Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Glecksteinhütte and Grindelwald

On our second day of hiking Stage 10 of the Via Alpina during our Swiss Alps adventure, we planned turn off the trail and hike up to to Glecksteinhütte. Up until this point, the vast majority of our travels have gone to plan. Mishaps have been minor and limited, like when Norwegian…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Engelhornhütte

After a night’s stay at a beautiful chalet in Reuti on the first night of our Swiss Alps adventure, we set off along the Via Alpina Stage 10 to climb to a different type of lodging for night number two. Our second evening would be spent in a hut perched…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Via Alpina Stage 10

Stage 10 of the Via Alpina begins in Meiringen, Switzerland, a lovely little city in the Hasli valley, and ends in Grindelwald. With our hikes up and down from Engelhornhütte and Glecksteinhütte, we completed the length of Stage 10 over two days. Some of the most beautiful vistas we passed…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Meiringen, Aareschlucht and Reuti

Our flight to Switzerland was early in the morning, and after catching a series to trains to Meiringen, we had plenty of time to explore the area before heading to our hotel for the night. Meiringen is a charming little city at the start of Stage 10 of the Via…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Meiringen to Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen along the Via Alpina Stages 10 …

When we moved to London in the fall of 2016, our priority for the years we would spend here was to take advantage of all that our new home has to offer. Not only did we move to one of the world’s most incredible cities, but by moving to London,…

Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Fort William

This post is a special post – it marks the 100th post on basicbonvivant.com. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following along. It has been a blast to share this very unique time in our lives with you and I hope you’ve found it useful for your own…