Happy ending: Father, three children found after hiking scare

Canton Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A 44-year-old German tourist and his three children were found safe after getting lost hiking in the Blatten/Naters region of canton Valais. According to authorities, the man and the kids had gone on a hike on 18 April but didn’t get back as planned. The wife then called the authorities […]

Hike the wine trail of La Cote

Discover the wine trail of La Cote in canton Vaud during a four-hour guided hike.

Hiking and tasting autumn

A themed hike dedicated to those who want to walk, and eat!

Hiking and pursuing the Black Beast

A guided-, themed-hike sponsored by the Swiss Society of Historical Guides. An almost 4 hour hike.

French engineers drain glacier’s lake to save Saint Gervais

Saint Gervais, France (GenevaLunch) – The 3,000 residents in the French valley of Saint Gervais (map) love their mountains most of the time, with the Alps, including Mont Blanc, making the area a tourist attraction. But nervousness set in, in late July 2010, when a lake with no outlet was discovered under the Tête-Rousse glacier: […]

20-yr-old hiker dies in Saas Fee

Sion, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – A 20-year-old German who was hiking near Saas Fee Monday 26 July fell 100 metres to his death, say Valais police. He and a companion were walking on the Britannia-Plattjen path when, for reasons not yet clear, they left the path to climb higher and the youth slipped. He died at […]

Two Britons fall to their deaths near Chamonix

String of deaths in high mountains in past week Chamonix, France (GenevaLunch.com) – Two British climbers fell 300 metres to their deaths Monday while climbing the Dent du Géant, a peak that is just short of 4,000 metres,  not far from Chamonix, over the border from Switzerland. An investigation into the deaths of the 38-year-old […]

Hiking the Bois-Clos

Two days of hiking the Bois-Clos in Lausanne, build your own lodge and sleep well after a full day. For all ages, including children, and physical levels.

Hikers attacked by cows in Jura

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Two hikers in their thirties were attacked Sunday afternoon by a herd of cows in the Jura, near Reculet in the Crêtes du Jura, at about 1,700 metres. They were airlifted out by Rega, whose helicopters scared off the animals, several dozen of which encircled the two people. Some of the […]

An asparagus tip: preserving tender stalks

By Ellen Wallace Most of us don’t have the luxury of going out into the garden, picking the asparagus, then cooking it within minutes, which gives a heavenly vegetable. The best alternative, and this is the season for it, is to go to the farmer’s door early in the morning to buy freshly picked stalks, […]