Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of incredible beauty and contrast. From fairytale villages and vibrant cities to truly spectacular alpine landscapes, this small country has it all in spades.

To fully appreciate Switzerland, you need to head outdoors and walk, hike or cycle through its postcard-perfect landscapes: emerald green valleys, shimmering alpine lakes and meadows dotted with tiny wildflowers, all framed by the arresting snowcapped peaks of the Alps.

Tackle a challenging mountaineering climb of the incomparable Matterhorn; or hike the iconic Haute Route to Zermatt, taking the trekkers’ route on this famous trail steeped in mountaineering legend and hailed as one of Europe’s most scenic.

Enjoy views of Switzerland’s most famous mountains on the Alpine Pass Route, one of Europe's most spectacular walks; or enjoy quintessential Swiss alpine walking in the Bernese Oberland, with hills gentle enough for the whole family.

Cross the historic St Bernard Pass at the Swiss-Italian border, visiting the imposing alpine hospice famous for its St Bernard rescue dogs; and discover the delightful Swiss villages for the Trient and the Swiss Mont Blanc region, following the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc walking trail.

Cycle along the Rhine through one of Switzerland's most stunning alpine regions packed with majestic lakes, valleys and mountains; and ride through three countries in as many days as you circle Lake Constance, flanked by the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss Alps.

From self-guided and guided alpine walking holidays to exciting treks, cycling journeys and challenging mountaineering expeditions, our unique itineraries are designed to bring you the very best of Switzerland.

 

Making Switzerland affordable

Trips only include what you need like accommodation, meals, bikes on cycle trips, luggage transfers, maps and route directions on self guided trips and an experienced local guide for group trips, as well as the peace of mind that comes with complete backup and support.

Explore Switzerland at your own pace

On self guided trips you can expect to receive up-to-date and well researched route notes and maps, seamless luggage transfers and competitive pricing on all essential services. Many self guided trips also have daily departure dates, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and flexibility a self guided trip offers.

Enjoy flexibility and choices

Cycling or walking, 2 star or 4 star, small groups or self guided, land or sea - we can help you explore Europe exactly the way you want.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Refuges or gite hostels

Used mainly on mountain walks, these convivial places add to the atmosphere of your journey through the mountains. Dorms may sleep up to 40 people and the beds are often bunk beds. Linen and blankets are provided and bathrooms are shared. Private rooms may be available, although private gite rooms still use shared bathrooms.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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