I’ve been waiting for this hike for almost a year! When I arrived to Zurich a year ago, I was a bit sad for missing the cherry blossoms in Herbert Park in Dublin. I didn’t know my new city very well and, of course, I didn’t know where these beauties were in the city or when they would bloom… Fortunately, social networks have still a few good uses for me. I can’t tell how many beautiful places I have discovered in Switzerland through Instagram!! Well, that means that someone has been there before… But it’s also a nice way to discover some hidden gems that don’t appear on travel guides 🙂
Last year I discovered in one of those photography apps a green meadow full of white cherry blossoms…. I had to do a bit more of research to find out that that meadow wasn’t very far from Zurich. The cherry region of Switzerland is located in our neighboring canton, Zug!! A mere half an hour away from Zurich!! After that, I discovered a few more interesting things, like that there is a forecast for the blooming season of the cherry trees of Canton Zug… And there’s even a hotline to which you can call to know if the flowers are already open!! Incredible, isn’t it??
With all that information, I waited for the right time to plan the hike in the cherry region of Switzerland. Unfortunately, all the predictions indicated that I was going to miss it (I was in Spain during the peak days!!). The weather has been awesome in Switzerland since we burnt the Böögg last Monday… Like summer!! I was afraid I was going to have to wait another year…
So I went there last Saturday… And luckily, the flowers were still there!! I made an easy but long hike along the lake of Zug. 20 km walking through a green forest, beautiful meadows full of yellow flowers and a see of white cherry trees… What a dream!!
Here are some photos I took this weekend. I hope you like them!