The Hiking Club meets weekly in the summer months, June through August, depending on weather, for hikes of medium difficulty and moderate endurance.
The past few years we have hardly ever repeated a hike. This year, 2020, is different. Yes is it different….. What we will be able to do as a group is at the moment a bit up in the air. But since I completed this schedule last fall, it seems a shame to waste it. It is a compilation of the most memorable hikes we have taken during the past few years. Perhaps it will give you some ideas to pursue individually with a few others or your family should we not be able to do them together. If and when we get to hike, this will be the Tuesday experience which involves bringing your lunch and snacks and water. Probably no restaurants this year!! If you would like me to look for you at the train station, please let me know. If the weather looks as if it will ruin the hike, I’ll send out an email and WhatsApp on Monday before 18:00.
For more information about the hiking club and to be added to the list for the hiking group, please email Carol Rohrbach at: moc.l1594503662iamg@1594503662hcabr1594503662horbr1594503662ow1594503662.
2020 Hiking Schedule:
May 12: Canton Bern Worb to Gumligen via Dentenberg. We will ease into the season with coffee at my house (Paradiesweg 5 in Worb) and then have a nice leisurely new hike to Gumligen via Dentenberg. Meet at my house about 9:30. Bring your lunch for a hike which will probably be about 3 hours. Return from Gumligen at various, and frequent, times.
May 19: Canton Basel City of Basel. An architectural walk in the town and along the Rhine. Basel is one of the most important cities in Switzerland and not just for pharma. There are many internationally recognized architects based here and today the most famous is Herzog & de Meuron. We will see both the old and the new in a town that never disappoints. Leave Bern at 9:04 for Basel. Take the tram to the Kongresszentrum and then walk to Roche Bau 1. Return to town along the Rhine and then meander through the Old Town. Return to Bern at :24 or :56.
May 26 ; Canton Bern Aeschiried-Hellbode-Chuengstuel-Merelisalp-Leissigen. This 2.5 hour panorama hike should have nice views of the lake of Thun. This is a new hike for us. Leave Bern for Spiez at 9:04 changing to bus 62 in Spiez at 9:36 for Aeschiried. Return connections from Leissigen at 14:32, 15:41, or 16:32.
Future Hikes: (Each month the specifics for the hikes for that month will be included in the Facts & Functions, as seen above for the May hikes. Details for all hikes can be found in the pdf linked above.)
June 2: Canton Neuchatel Zihlbruecke to Neuchatel along the lake.
June 9: Canton Wallis This is a joint adventure with the garden club.
June 16: Canton Zuerich Zuerichberg with Dolder Hotel, FIFA headquarters, and the Zoo.
June 23: Canton Bern Baetterkinden to Utzenstorf and the Swiss Museum of Wild Life and Hunting.
June 30: Canton Bern Brienzersee
July 7: Canton Bern Zweisimmen to Gstaad.
July 14: Canton Bern Kandersteg.
July 21: Canton Bern Muensingen to Bern along th Aare.
July 28: Canton Bern Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg-First via Marmot Tiertrail.
August 04: Canton Zug Zugerberg-Hoellgrotten-Baar.
August 11: Canton Wallis Zermatt: 5 Seen Hike.
August 18: Canton Wallis Ernen-Muehlebach-Fuergangen hanging bridge.
August 25: Canton Bern Adelboden to Lenk.
September 01: Canton Bern Grindelwald: First-Bachalpsee-Faulhorn-Bussalp.
September 08: Canton Bern St. Petersinsel.
September 15: Canton Wallis Lotschberg Suedrampe: Hohtenn to Ausserberg.
September 22: Canton Wallis St. Luc to Zinal.
September 29: Canton Vaud Wine trail in La Cote: Aubonne to Rolle.
October 06: Canton Bern Diemtigtal.
October 13: Canton Bern Heiligenschwendi-Schwarzenberg-Planetenwegs-Sigriswil.
October 20: Canton Bern Fischermaetteli-Tubentraenki-Niederwangen-Forst-Oberwangen.
For more information about the hiking club and to be added to the list for the hiking group, please email Carol Rohrbach at: moc.l1594503662iamg@1594503662hcabr1594503662horbr1594503662ow1594503662. Given the uncertainties this year and the increased possibility of last minute cancellations or changes, it is extra important that Carol have your contact information if you plan on participating in the hiking group.