Here are the sports and adventures we recommend in this destination.
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Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:
The Bernina Red Train in one of its characteristic landscape
Switzerland offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting. Here you have some:
Bern by night
Switzerland is certainly known all over the world for its majestic mountains, among the most popular in the world by skiers and mountaineers, such as the Matterhorn, or Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The average altitude is about 1700 meters above sea level and about a hundred peaks reach or exceed 4000 meters, such as Cima Dufour (4634 meters), followed by the Dome des Mischabel (4545 meters),
The rivers of Switzerland are among the most important in Europe: Rhine and Rhone. Both were born in the Gotthard massif. Ticino, Reuss, and Aare were also born from the Gotthard. Finally, the Inn was born from Bernina.
Switzerland also boasts 1,484 lakes. The largest are Lake Geneva and that of Constance or Bodensee and then there is the Lake of the Four Cantons.
One of the many alpine lakes
Switzerland has a very varied cuisine and each region has its own specialty.
In St. Gallen, the national dish is ribelmais, a kind of polenta, with whitefish from Lake Constance;
in Zurich, veal stew is served;
in the Canton Ticino it is possible to taste polenta with luganega, a type of sausage.
raclette is tasted in the Valais;
in the Engadine, rösti is cooked in the oven, prepared with pieces of meat or bacon roasted on the grill of the fireplaces and potatoes, all flavored with aromatic herbs. Another specialty is the shortcrust nut cake, with a filling of walnuts, cream and honey.
Graubünden is famous for capuns, a kind of vegetable and meat rolls wrapped with chard leaves. Then there is the dried beef with a mixture of spices and aged for three or four months, to be enjoyed sliced and accompanied by Merlot from the Canton of Ticino.
Not to mention chocolate and Swiss cheese.
Swiss chocolate is famous all over the world
You can visit Switzerland at any time of the year.
Summer runs roughly from June to September and offers the ideal climate for walking in the mountains or venturing to climb the peaks.
For those who love the mountains, skiing and winter sports in general, the Alpine tourist resorts are open at the end of November and close when the snow begins to melt, usually in April.
If, on the other hand, you want to admire the green landscapes and nature, the best seasons are spring and autumn.
Your suitcase for a trip to Switzerland depends on the destinations and, above all, on the period.
Comfortable and warm clothing for the winter season, without forgetting shoes suitable for walking.
In the summer, light and sporty clothes.
Cities are warm enough in the summer, while Alpine destinations alternate days of intense sunshine with rainy and cold days, so don’t forget the waterproof windbreaker.
Always bring a warm sweater, even in summer, to use if the temperatures drop but also for walks at high altitude.
Don’t go home without a Swiss Army knife! It is a small object that contains many tools, such as a knife, a toothpick, scissors, tweezers, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, … the number of tools depends on the model. A true all-purpose essential during any excursion.