There is nothing more refreshing than jumping into a clear, cool mountain lake. But of course it takes a little courage. Those who prefer to stay warm can safely appreciate these jewels of the Alps from the bank. Most lakes can only be reached on foot, and they are extremely popular hiking destinations thanks to their wonderfully rejuvenating and relaxing effects. Untouched, they mirror their surroundings and the colours of the sky, while radiating a pleasant calm. What can be more enjoyable than cooling your feet in clear mountain waters after a long hike in heavy boots?
Mountain lakes in Binntal
One of the most beautiful with crystal-clear waters, and easily accessible, is the Halsesee, set amid moorland of national importance. The Schaplersee is in the middle of lush alpine meadows. Up at 2400m is the Geisspfadsee, a series of glacial lakes in a bleak scree landscape. Or you can visit the Grengjer See, the jewel of them all on a terrace in the Saflisch valley.