This weekend it starts snowing again, therefore the idea is to do this last minute (snowshoe) hike on friday. We will walk over the winter hiking path or can use our snowshoes. The start of the hike is Realp and after 7km hike (less than 2 hours) we would get to restaurant Tiefenbach.
The winter hiking trail from Realp to Tiefenbach offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in this winter wonderland. At each bend on the trail you gain a little more height and after two hours walking you will reach Tiefenbach. Most of the some 560 metres of altitude gain occurs at the beginning. The second half of this seven-kilometre route is much flatter.
The winter hiking trail from Realp to Tiefenbach runs on the pass road towards Furka. Even in winter the Hotel Tiefenbach, at 2106 metres above sea level, is a good place for hungry hikers to stop for a bite to eat.In winter it is quiet on the Furka. If you have not been there yourself when it is free of snow, you will find it hard to believe that the route is full of cars and motor cycles in the summer. The Furka steam railway also does not run in winter. The Furka Pass road is in hibernation.
We will take the 7.09 am train arriving at 7.48 am in arth Goldau, departing Arth at 7.53 am arriving Goschenen 8.49 am and then departing Goschenen at 9.12 arriving 9.50 am in Realp.
To bring along:
* snowshoes/waterproof hiking boots
* winterjacket, gloves
* positive attitude