First days back in the Swiss Alps…

It’s been now over a week that I’m back in Wallis, near Zermatt working my way around and enjoy the leisure time with biking in and around the 4000 m peaks. The beauty of nature is amazing here and although I’m working here, I enjoy every free minute outdoors.

Friends already have visited me and it’s always a great change to see familiar faces…

Melli and Manni were soooo lucky with the weather, they had three awesome days at Aletsch glacier and the surroundings of the Matterhorn. I’m really happy for them as the region is just amazing!

They stayed near my place but two days ago I met them in Zermatt, hung out a little with them before I had to bike back to Herbriggen, the place I live at the moment. There’s a fun, enjoyable trail the way out and I love biking there… I was a bit in a hurry as my work started around 6.30 p.m. and I had to be back by then… One unconcentrated moment and I hit a shark rock, sh… a flat tyre! And that just before 6 p.m. In half an hour I have to be at work! What should I do know? Well, one option – changing the tube but that would cost me at least 10-15 min, running – would take at least over half an hour, so my decision: hiding the bike in the woods, run to the main street and hitch-hiking… I didn’t know that swiss people don’t take strangers with them in the car… Standing at the street, trying to stop a car, no success and time was running… At least 30 cars passed by until finally a nice guy from Germany stopped and took me with him… Lucky me and thank you stranger!

In time, ready to leave my flat, the room key got stuck in the house door – oh no! What a day 😉 So I had to leave the stuck key behind, leave for work… After work I tried to open the door – no chance. Without the help of Manni, what would I have done? Thxxx Manni…

Then I had to take the car, drive to Randa, about 5 km’s away and find my bike, of course in the dark and of course I forgot to take my headlamp with me 😉 Hahhahha 😉 So with the cellphone I had at least a little light… Thank godness, the bike was still there and I could take it home with me…

What a day…

Already last year I’ve been to Mattmark, a barrier lake up on 2200 m’s in the Saas valley. You can hike or bike around the lake and enjoy the beautiful view…

Link to Stausee Mattmark

As I’ve already been here, my motivation for taking pictures is not so high than last year but still here are some impressions…

…and here’s a short video edit from biking…