Right in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is divided into four corners or cantons, each of which has its own language and cultural traditions. A hiking tour in Switzerland is a once in a lifetime adventure, with spectacular views and superbly varied walking through gorges, river valleys, lakes and stunning rock formations.
Our Classic Swiss Walk takes place in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. This is in the great arc of the Alps culminating in some of its highest peaks and a paradise for walkers. You will hardly see another soul, just great herds of chamois and ibex, or shepherds in their ancient transhumance chalets, still producing fresh milk and cheeses from their cows. You walk through fragrant cherry and apricot blossom and gentle pastures that sway with dozens of rare wild flowers including Christmas roses, Hairy daphnes and White asphodel, as well as numerous unusual butterflies that inhabit the Emanay valley just above our hotel. The views of the Swiss and Italian Alps, the Matterhorn, Jungfrau and Monch are simply breathtaking.
Whereas our Secret Goms Valley walk explores the undiscovered Goms Valley in Southern Switzerland close to the Italian border. It is a region of outstanding natureal beauty and, during your week, you will see some majestic sites: snowy mountains, thundering waterfalls and the Aletsch, Europes longest glacier.
The long summer days in Switzerland are perfect for high mountain walking, and late September onwards is typically a period of ‘Indian summer’ with fabulous red and golden hues and crystal clear air.