For such a small country, Switzerland really does pack a punch. From dramatic peaks and glacial valleys to picture-postcard mountain vistas, walking holidays in Switzerland capture it all.
There are few adventures as exciting as a Swiss Alps walking holiday, where you can witness some of the country's highest peaks and waterfalls. We're pretty sure Mother Nature intended Switzerland to be explored on foot so you can smell the sweet scent of flower-strewn meadows and walk among glossy mountain lakes.
The Alps possess some of the most widely recognised and spectacular views in the world with famous peaks such as the Eiger, Jungfrau and Matterhorn dominating the skyline. And if you're looking for history and culture that you can really sink your teeth into, Switzerland has lots of it. Swiss alpine villages overflow with the kind of charisma you only ever read about in fairy tales. Imagine pretty wooden chalets clinging to the mountainsides, and laid-back cafes where you can listen to the church bells chime as you watch the world go by.
The long summer days are ideal for walking holidays in Switzerland and from the end of September, the Indian summers flood the land with vivid hues of red and gold as the autumn spreads its spellbinding beauty across the landscapes.
Self-guided, single-centre walking holidays in Switzerland include all accommodation and meals.
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.
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.