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which hiking route is better?

Malaga, Spain
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which hiking route is better?


I wonder which hiking route is better to do around july in terms of:

1. Pretty and with some different views of männlichen-kleine scheidegg (which we will do).

2. Easy to do, almost flat very light up or down.

3. Open air and prefer not inside forest or deep grass.

4. Popular - many people are doing it so won't feel "alone".

I mean if we should do Engstligenalp - Lägerstein - Engstligenalp near Adelboden:


or grutschalp-murren? We will stay around interlaken.

Second question regarding snakes - let's say I prefer NOT to meet one, which of the following are more secure?

1. grutschalp-murren: inside forest - problematic?

2. Engstligenalp - Lägerstein - Engstligenalp

3. Lauterbrunnen to trummelbach falls - going through meadows at the end. High grass : Problematic?

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1. Re: which hiking route is better?

Neither 1 or 3 are problematic in the sense you have suggested. The Grutschalp walk is along a gravel path yes part is under trees but not in deep woods. Lauterbrunnen to Trummelbach is on tarmac path and crosses cut meadows.

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2. Re: which hiking route is better?

I would recommend the Grutchalp to Murren or even going down as far as Gimmelwald.

I have been hiking in Switzerland since 1984 and have never seen a snake anywhere. I ran into an Ibex sleeping on the trail in an obscure spot above the Trummelbach falls and stumbled on a small Chamoise in the fog on the trail to Marchegg. These are the only two instances where I encountered any animals at all other than cows, sheep and goats. Both events were well away from popular trails and population centers.

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