The Royal Walk
On my most recent visit to Manlichen, they have revamped the cable car station and labelled the walk up to the viewpoint ‘the Royal walk’. You can be queen for the day, they even have crowns to wear, as you make your way to the crown on top of the hill. Yeah, yeah it’s for kids but you’re never too old right?!
Although this walk is short in distance, it is not to be reckoned with. It seems easy at first as you make your way up the gravel path but as you get closer and closer to the viewpoint you will feel the path get steeper and steeper! I have to admit, I was a little breathless when I got to the top. Okay, I was really breathless. But luckily, there were benches and distractions to keep you occupied on your way up to take your mind away from your legs.
When I finally got to the end, I was greeted with a fantastic golden crown perched on the hill. I was proud to make it up there, after I caught my breath. The views were on another level of amazing. You could see the mountains, the little Swiss villages in the valley, and scenery for miles around you! I was in my element.
Now…as much as the view was a lovely, it couldn’t distract me enough that had to venture back to the cable car station. I always feel that your muscles work harder going down and so as I was hobbling back down the path, I had to be careful not to slip over. Luckily, that wasn’t the case and I met some furry friends on my return.