Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
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Our first day on our bikes was spectacular - beautiful weather and scenery. Unfortunately we had trouble taking pictures as we zipped along. We ended our 17 for the kids and 24 for the adults kilometer bike trip in the pretty lake town of Thun where we had a quick bite to eat & then boarded a train to Interlaken, then another to Grindelwald. We …
... making it one of the highest unbroken fall waterfalls in Europe. Bev wisely rested her feet and stayed in the car. A fortuitous move as at the end of the very steep track to the waterfall was ... no view of the waterfall! There was a much better view from the valley floor. This track just ended in the cliff and the only way you could tell there was a waterfall to your right was from the sound and the occasional float of mist wafting by.
Thwarted by the falls, we ...
However there is one massive difference and that is the weather. Back then
on the bikes every surrounding bit of this area was covered in thick snow and
many parts of the mountain were simply impossible to walk on but today there was
not a single drop of snow to be seen.
After about 40 or so minutes we arrive at the summit station of First!!
From this high mountain we can see across the Alps for mile upon mile and the
views are simply ...
... head up the mountain on our own as we gazed out at the village and mountains around us, yep still all covered in snow. It was just like a Christmas storybook, with the pine trees all white and the homes covered in snow on their roofs. We spotted tracks in snow which may have been a fox. The ride was slow but meant we could try and take it all in. Josh was focused on the numbers of all the cable cars, Lachy was struggling with the snow glare as the day was now a clear blue sky and ...
... slog, one hour of flat and at least another 3 hours of gentle downhill, we were definitely footsore when we finally reached our van, but at least the parking ticket was still valid!