There’s no way to fully describe just how incredible standing on top of the Swiss Alps felt. As they say, everything tastes sweeter after you work for it – and it was true, since going up involved riding a bus, boat, and train (sadly, didn’t hike up…next time!). But I’ll try my best to illustrate my journey with pleeenty of pictures that’ll hopefully cause you to admire this beautiful region of Switzerland as much as I did!
After riding a bus to Lucerne (which is a lovely small town, another post on it coming up), I rode a boat to the base of the mountain. The views along the way were incredible, and of course, the selfie-taking game was going strong…
The little houses on the side of the mountain were so charming! It made me wonder what living there must have been like – do they have to import all their food, water, supplies? Or do they grow & make some things by themselves?
After the boat ride, I rode a train up Mount Pilatus. That was probably best, because it was a pretty steep (and somewhat long) ride up. Finally, we reached the top at 6,982 feet! Would you soak in this incredible view:
Um, of course I needed to take a #swissalpsselfie.
It’s a pretty alright view ??? #swissalps #ontopoftheworld #travel #Switzerland #beautifuldestinations #europe #efcollegebreak A photo posted by Jessica @ WONDERMENTARY (@itsjpei) on
All too soon, it was time to go. This is what I took to go down:
Yikes! Actually, the gondola was perfectly fine and not swaying at all – so that leaves no excuse for those of you afraid of heights to not climb the Swiss Alps. It’s a worthwhile experience, I promise!
About halfway down, I took a toboggan ride for the first time. Climbing to the top of the hill to slide down the toboggan was when I realized that hiking the mountain in my current condition would’ve been killer! I was huffing and puffing just to walk up the small slope.
So that was the Swiss Alps! Climbing to the top was by far one of the coolest and most awesome things I’ve done on this trip. I loved it so much that I think I’ll have to return to Switzerland again!
Have you ever climbed the Swiss Alps?
Thanks for reading!