I. PLAN OF EXCURSION.
19th. Drive to Obergeitelen (perhaps visit the Rhone Glacier thence)
and cross the Gries Pass to the Fall of the Tosa.
20th. Cross the S. Giacomo Pass to Airolo.
21st. By train to Fliielen; steamboat to Vitznau.
23rd. To Lucerne.
24th. Cross the Briinig to Meiringen.
25th. To Rosenlaui and Grindelwald.
26th. Cross the Wengernalp to Lauterbrunnen; drive to Interlaken.
27th. Visit Giessbach; steamboat from Interlaken to Thun.
28th. To Bern; thence to Bale or back to Geneva.
All the above tours are adapted for moderate walkers, and
may of course be varied at pleasure.
Lastly, to travellers who are disinclined for a prolonged tour,
the following notes may be acceptable : —
Famous Points of View.
1. In the Jura (with the Alps in the distance, the lower Swiss
hills in the foreground, and, from the westernmost points, the lakes
of Bienne, Neuchatel, and Geneva) : HSlel Schweizerhof (p. 24) by the Falls
of the Rhine; the Weissenstein (p. 14) near Soleure; the Frohburg (p. 12)
near Olten; the Chaumont (p. 182) and the Tete de Rang (p. 183), in Canton
Neuchatel; the Signal de Bougy (p. 206), the Ddle (p. 205), the Mont Tendre
(p. 194) and the Dent de Vaulion (p. 194) in the Canton de Vaud.
2. Nearer the Alps, or among the Lower Alps:
(a). On the N. side of the Alps: the Kaien (p. 50), Hohe Kasten
(p. 52), and Sentis (p. 53) in Canton Appenzell; the Uetliberg (p. 35) and
Bachtel (p. 40) near Zurich; the Speer (p. 41) near Wesen; the Alvier (p. 43)
near Sargans; the Rigi (p. 78), Pilatus (p. 85), Mythen (p. 93), Nieder-
bauen (p. 74), and the Frohnalpstock (p. 76) near the Lake of Lucerne; the
Niesen (p. 133) near the Lake of Thun; the Molison (p. 221) and Jaman
(p. 222) in Canton Freiburg; the Saleve (p. 202) in Savoy, near Geneva.
(b). On the S. side of the Alps: Monte Generoso (p. 395) and Monte S.
Salvatore (p. 393) near the Lake of Lugano; Monte Molterone (p. 405)
between the lakes of Maggiore and Orta; the Becca di Nona (p. 260) near
Aosta; the Cramont (p. 257) near Courmayeur.
3. Among the High Alps: Piz Languard (p. 369), Piz Ot (p. 365),
Schwarzhorn (p. 327), Stdtzerhorn (p. 354), Piz Mundaun (p. 334), Piz Muraun
(p. 337), Piz Pazzola (p. 338), Piz Nurschallas (p. 339), and Badus (p. 103)
in the Grisons; the Scheinige Platte (p. 140), Faulhorn (p. 154), Wengern¬
alp (p. 149), Miirren (p. 144), and the Schilthorn (p. 145) in the Bernese
Oberland; the Pizzo Centrale (p. 104) on the St. Gotthard; the Furkahom
(p. 108), Kleine Siedelhorn (p. 165), Eggishorn (p. 278), Sparrhorn (p. 271),
the Torrenthorn (p. 171), Pierre a voir (p. 218), Gomergrat (p. 296), Schwarz¬
horn (p. 291), and Bella Tola (p. 290) in the Valais; the Col de Balme
(p. 252), Fligere (p. 244), and Brivent (p. 244) near Chamonix; Piz Umbrail
(p. 384) on the Stelvio route.
Principal Alpine Passes.
Pre-eminent in point of scenery is the St. Gotthard (R. 30), rendered
easily accessible by the new railway across it (opened in 1882); but it
need hardly be said that its attractions are not seen to advantage from
the windows of a train. Next to it ranks the Spliigen (RR. 94, 95), par¬
ticularly on the N. side, where it coincides with the Bernardino Route
(R. 96). The finest approach to the Engadine is by the Schyn-Strasse
(p. 343) and the Albula Pass (R. 97); and the beautiful Maloja Pass
(RR. 99, 100) leads thence to the Lake of Como. From the Engadine the
interesting Bernina Pass (R. 103) crosses to the somewhat monotonous
Valtellina. Very grand, though long and circuitous, is the route descending