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Activity holidays in Switzerland

For such a small country, Switzerland has so much to offer - from dramatic peaks and glacial valleys to warm friendly people and postcard-pretty mountain villages.

Our Switzerland holidays offer you the lion's share of the country's classic alpine scenery, with many of the highest peaks, deepest valleys, most extensive glaciers, tallest waterfalls and largest mountain lakes. You'll hear church bells chime down the valleys and see fountains of flowers gracing village window boxes. The long summer days 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.


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Walking in Val D'Anniviers
Switzerland: Valais

Walking in Val D'Anniviers

High above the Rhone Valley, located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, Val d'Anniviers offers some truly stunning walks.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07VD
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2425per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Bernese Highlights West
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking the Bernese Highlights West

Cross Switzerland’s high mountain passes, from Mürren to Gstaad through lush, alpine valleys nestled between traditional Swiss villages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07BW
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2835per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Bernese Highlights East
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking the Bernese Highlights East

Cross alpine meadows and skirt crystal clear lakes set high amongst the mountains. Pass through beautiful green valleys with rushing mountain streams and waterfalls tumbling from high above.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07BE
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3050per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and two dinners
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Classic Swiss Alps Walk
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Classic Swiss Alps Walk

Here, in the 'jewel in the crown' of classic Switzerland, you'll find many of the highest peaks, the deepest valleys, the tallest waterfalls, the oldest glaciers and the most beautiful mountain lakes in the country.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AF
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2300per person, tour only

  • 112 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, picnic or light restaurant lunches and 4 course evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking and E-biking in the Swiss Alps
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking and E-biking in the Swiss Alps

This 7 night holiday explore the peaks of the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland on foot and by e-bike to help you combat those hills. Stay at the beautiful Alfa Soleil with excellent cuisine in a chocolate box perfect setting of Kandersteg.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeM07AF
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2435per person, tour only

  • 13 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, picnic or light restaurant lunches and 4 course dinners included each day
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Lake Constance Cycling
Austria / Germany / Switzerland: Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycling

Looking for a holiday where relaxing cycling effortlessly intertwines with nature, culture, delightful cuisine, refreshing swims, and historic sights? Your dream trip is here! Our Lake Constance Cycling trip guides you through picturesque towns, vineyards, and captivating historic sites in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Indulge in local treats, dip into turquoise waters, and embrace vibrant events.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC10LC
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2960per person, tour only

  • 80 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cross country skiing in Kandersteg
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Cross country skiing in Kandersteg

Stay in a family run hotel in one of the last surviving picture-postcard Swiss villages in the heart of Bernese Oberland for a 5 night cross-country skiing holiday for all ages and abilities.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeK05AF
  • Holiday typeWinter snow holiday
  • Duration5 nights, single centre
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1685per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • Bed and breakfast, five 4 course dinners and three picnic lunches
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Valais Matterhorn Region
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking the Valais Matterhorn Region

This twin centre holiday immerses you in an unforgettable mountain scene with exceptional walking trails stretching far out across the alpine landscapes. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, it’s difficult not to be captivated by the beauty and tranquillity of the Valais region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07VL
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1820per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Kandersteg - short break
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking in Kandersteg - short break

Here, in the 'jewel in the crown' of classic Switzerland, you'll find many of the highest peaks - often over 4000m, the deepest valleys, the tallest waterfalls, the oldest glaciers and the most beautiful mountain lakes in the country.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW05AF
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1850per person, tour only

  • 9 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, picnic or light restaurant lunches and 4 course evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cross country skiing in Kandersteg
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Cross country skiing in Kandersteg

Stay in a family run hotel in one of the last surviving picture-postcard Swiss villages in the heart of Bernese Oberland for a 7 night cross-country skiing holiday for all ages and abilities.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeK07AF
  • Holiday typeWinter snow holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2045per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Bed and breakfast, seven excellent 4 course dinners and five picnic lunches
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Valais Matterhorn Region - Premium
Switzerland: Valais

Walking the Valais Matterhorn Region - Premium

This twin centre holiday immerses you in an unforgettable mountain scene with exceptional walking trails stretching far out across the alpine landscapes. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, it’s difficult not to be captivated by the beauty and tranquillity of the Valais region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07VP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1935per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in the Lower Engadine
Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking in the Lower Engadine

Spend your week in the charming town of Scuol, famous for its spa and mineral waters, and of course for it's spectacular walking trails.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07EN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2020per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Highlights of Lake Constance by bike
Austria / Germany / Switzerland: Lake Constance

Highlights of Lake Constance by bike

Explore Lake Constance by bike on gentle cycling trails, stopping for lunches at waterfront restaurants and discovering some of the cultural and historic highlights of this region, staying in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07LC
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2180per person, tour only

  • 19 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk the Crossroads of Five Passes
Switzerland: Meiringen

Walk the Crossroads of Five Passes

Spend a week in the exceptionally beautiful village of Meiringen, home to extensive walking networks with access to spectacular waterfalls and breath-taking Swiss scenery.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07CF
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2180per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk in the Home of the Matterhorn
Switzerland: Valais

Walk in the Home of the Matterhorn

Based in the picturesque, car-free, alpine town of Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn, this single centre holiday features walking amongst 4,000m peaks. Offering spectacular views of the Matterhorn and the summits of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07ZE
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2585per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Mountain Biking the Valais Matterhorn Region
Switzerland: Valais

Mountain Biking the Valais Matterhorn Region

This mountain biking trip takes you across a vast landscape of mountains and valleys, to vineyards and glaciers, all the while accompanied by the crisp Swiss air and far-reaching vistas. You’ll stay in beautiful-chalet style accommodations, nestled amongst the Valais Alps.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07VL
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3749per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)