We had an idea of visiting all 26 Swiss cantons and finding at least one geocache in each back in 2016 but before we managed to plan everything, mountain passes got closed for winter and we had to postpone it.
We finally found a weekend that would fit all of us and we started on 24.06.2017 at 2:54 from Nyon in canton Vaud, Switzerland, finding our first geocache at 3:16 in canton Geneva and finishing on the same day at 23:35 in canton Fribourg after having driven 930 km.
The geocaches we found were:
CANTON GC_CODE TIME KM Geneva GC56N06 03:15 0km Vaud GC12ZGQ 04:23 82km Valais GC66Z7Q 05:30 180km Ticino GC1G82D 08:10 273km Uri GC3MV31 09:05 302km Graubünden GC7615H 09:38 322km Nidwalden GC2EQDQ 10:52 382km Obwalden GC6E4NC 11:23 399km Luzern GC6VY7W 12:10 424km Zug GC1WEVY 12:42 447km Zürich GC692AZ 13:25 477km Schwyz GC5TGJ4 13:45 490km Glarus GC70ERF 14:05 513km St. Gallen GC2292C 14:30 539km Appenzell Ausserrhoden GC32QP8 15:52 562km Appenzell Innerrhoden GC1H5Z6 16:21 576km Thurgau GC4RENG 17:28 623km Schaffhausen GC68JFG 18:25 674km Aargau GC5VKC9 19:50 715km Basel-Landschaft GC20N5M 20:53 782km Basel-Stadt GC4EFNE 21:05 791km Solothurn GC4QGQ9 21:20 803km Jura GC6RQNV 22:01 836km Bern GC43E1R 22:30 870km Neuchâtel GC1JEV9 23:10 912km Fribourg GC2HFQD 23:35 930km
We didn’t always choose the easiest traditional geocaches. We had a mystery, letterboxes and a webcam cache (although not listed above since we wanted to find a physical container in every canton). Whenever we could, we also chose caches with as many favorite points as possible.
It was very tiring, but truly awesome!
Have a look at the movie.
Below you can see our final route.
Do you have any questions or comments? Did you find a smarter route?
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